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Strong typhoon crosses southwest Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt

Aug. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed southwestern Japan on Thursday with massive rain and strong winds, leaving one dead and at least 34 others injured, paralyzing traffic and cutting power to thousands of homes during Japan's Buddhist holiday week. Typhoon Krosa landed near Kure in western Hiroshima on...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

Aug. 13, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. Sunrise wasn't spectacular on that recent summer day. But even an...

India's splitting of Kashmir opposed in Muslim border city

Aug. 7, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's surprise move to carve out sparsely populated Ladakh from the state of Jammu and Kashmir to make it a territory directly controlled by New Delhi has been met with protests in Kargil, a Muslim-majority border city in Ladakh that identifies culturally with Kashmir, suggesting that...

UN envoy will 'ring the alarm bell' if no action on Rohingya

Jul. 1, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Myanmar said Monday that progress on alleviating the crisis that led more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh has been slow and if there is no action it will be time to "ring the alarm bell." Christine Schraner-Burgener was responding to...