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Indonesia seals off 30 companies over forest fires

Sep. 14, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has sealed off 30 companies amid a row with Malaysia over forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia, officials said Saturday. The plantation companies, including a Singapore-based company and four firms affiliated with Malaysian...

Mugabe's body heading home to Zimbabwe for mourning, burial

Sep. 10, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The body of Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe was being returned to his homeland Wednesday to lie in state before his burial in the African nation he ruled for decades. Mugabe died Friday in a Singapore hospital at age 95. The ex-guerrilla leader took power when Zimbabwe shook off...

Vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlor

Sep. 10, 2019 8:41 PM EDT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlor.

Correction: AF-Obit-Robert-Mugabe story

Sep. 9, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about the death of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mugabe was "the first post-colonial leader of what had been British-controlled Rhodesia." In fact, a white minority government in what was then known as...

Mugabe to be buried at hilltop shrine in Zimbabwe

Sep. 7, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe will be buried at a hilltop shrine reserved exclusively for Zimbabwe's ruling elite, an official said Saturday, as the southern African nation began several days of official mourning. Mugabe, who was 95 when he died Friday in Singapore, will be laid to rest in Harare...

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...

The Latest: UN chief lauds Mugabe role in fighting apartheid

Sep. 6, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe (all times local): 9:30 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Robert Mugabe's "role in securing the independence of Zimbabwe and the fight against apartheid are key parts of his legacy." According to U.N....

Asian shares mostly up on optimism about US-China trade war

Aug. 26, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday as investors found reason to be cautiously optimistic again about the potential for progress in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% in morning trading to 20,497.09. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3% to...

Stocks turn higher as Trump claims China trade talks back on

Aug. 26, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets turned higher Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the trade war that has been raging between the two countries and has wilted global economic growth. Uncertainty remained high, however, about the next developments in the trade...

Norwegian man gets bail in Thai resort tourist killing

Aug. 26, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket said Monday that a Norwegian man charged with manslaughter in the death of a British tourist has been released on 400,000 baht ($13,070) bail but is barred from leaving the country, with his passport confiscated. Police Maj. Techin...