Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Taliban in Pakistan has accused the country's premier intelligence service of using a notorious captured militant leader to give the impression the group is being funded by foreign spy agencies to orchestrate attacks, a militant spokesman said....

Kashmir civilian killed, 7 injured during anti-India protest
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- A 70-year-old civilian was killed and seven people were injured during an anti-India protest that erupted Thursday following a gunbattle that killed three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir, police said....

Suspected Muslim insurgents in S. Thailand kill 4 soldiers
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) -- Suspected Muslim insurgents have killed four paramilitary army rangers in an ambush in southern Thailand, in the latest high-profile attack in the troubled region....

Cambodian PM wants US to amend deportation agreement
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's prime minister says he wants to amend a 15-year-old pact with Washington that calls for Cambodians with permanent resident status in the United States to be repatriated if they have been convicted of a felony crime....

Duterte says he won't raise sea feud win vs. China in summit
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president says he will not raise his country's arbitration victory against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea during a Southeast Asian summit he hosts this weekend, a stance that critics say is subservient to Beijing....

Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai prosecutors will ask police to issue an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull fortune if he does not show up to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer almost five years ago, officials said Thursday....

French tourist recovers in New Zealand after shark attack
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A French tourist was recovering in a New Zealand hospital Thursday after a shark mauled her leg while she was bodyboarding at a remote beach....

Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activists
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong authorities expanded their crackdown on the Chinese-controlled territory's opposition with a fresh round of arrests of pro-democracy activists on Thursday....

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon - and driving rumors that China is to blame....

South Korea's economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quarters
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system....