Image of Asia: A laborer works on the reconstruction of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal
In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, a laborer works on the reconstruction of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. The stupa was damaged in the 2015 earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 people and damaged 1 million buildings, about 600 of them historic sites like the stupa. The reconstruction of the stupa is expected to be complete by November, according to the Boudhanath Area Development Committee....
The leaders of Japan and the Philippines have agreed to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and military training aircraft to bolster Philippine maritime security capability
TOKYO (AP) -- The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the U.S., although a joint statement focused largely on Japan's contribution to Philippine maritime security and other projects totaling a 21 billion yen ($210 million) loan....
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents kill 26 civilians day after abducting them in remote central province of Ghor
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population in one of the country's most lawless areas....
Pakistani city of Quetta shuts down, mourns its 61 slain in deadly militant rampage at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's city of Quetta shut down on Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before as the victims' families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack - one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years....
The U.S. intelligence director's assessment that getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons is probably a lost cause is leaving some of the North's neighbors oddly encouraged
TOKYO (AP) -- Getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program has long been the holy grail of multilateral diplomacy with Pyongyang. So, now that the U.S. intelligence director has publicly stated that he thinks it's probably a "lost cause," how are North Korea's neighbors responding?...
Global stock markets are down after some disappointing earnings reports and as a drop in oil prices dragged down shares in energy companies
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets fell on Wednesday after some disappointing earnings reports and as a drop in oil prices dragged down shares in energy companies....
Pakistani investigator: Police arrest National Geographic's famed 'Afghan Girl' for fake ID card
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani investigator says the police have arrested National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' for having a fake Pakistani identity card....
An elite club of personal chefs to the world's most powerful leaders is in the Indian capital to sample its cuisine
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An elite club of chefs is taking a break from feeding the world's most powerful leaders to visit the Indian capital and sample its spicy, aromatic cuisine....
Indonesian officials say hopes are diminishing of finding alive any of the 11 men buried by a landslide at an illegal mine on the island of Sumatra
JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian officials say hopes are diminishing of finding alive any of the 11 men buried by a landslide at an illegal gold mine on the island of Sumatra....
Two children are fortunate to be alive, police said, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed their mothers and two other people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- Two children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed their mothers and two other people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia....
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