Search AP News:
Australia won't abandon S. China Sea patrols after encounter
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway....

Nepal airport reopens after plane skids off runway
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's only international airport reopened Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway, forcing a halt to all flights....

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang....

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The wife of former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad urged women on Friday to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future....

North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday....

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds....

Newlywed couple among 7 killed in Pakistan highway accident
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say a road accident on a highway in the south has killed seven members of a family, including a newlywed couple....

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
A South Korean soldier stands outside Peace House in the Demilitarized Zone, the venue for the summit next week between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Flowers were planted in the shape of the Korean Peninsula on the lawn of Seoul Plaza in South Korea's capital to wish for a successful summit....

Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meeting
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea's ruling party is scheduled to convene a meeting of its full Central Committee to discuss what state media are calling a "new stage" of policies....

Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea....