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Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

Jun. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a religious ceremony Monday. The boys who became known as the Wild Boars, their...

World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meet at G-20 summit

Jun. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. Oil prices rose as uncertainties over U.S. tensions with...

Thailand's Wild Boars mark year since going missing in cave

Jun. 23, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — When the 12 young boys and their soccer coach walked into a cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago Sunday, they didn't know their lives were going to forever change. Rising floodwater quickly trapped the youngsters inside the Tham Luang cave complex, setting off a more than...

Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse

Jun. 23, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24. Hun Sen said he would oversee the rescue operation at the site in Sihanoukville,...

ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift

Jun. 23, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute between the...

US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight

Jun. 22, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered 22...

Stocks subdued, oil keeps rising as Mideast tensions grow

Jun. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Friday as investors became more cautious after the S&P 500 hit a record close and amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf between the U.S. and Iran. The price of oil continued to rise. Major airlines on Friday began rerouting flights to avoid areas...

China police raids rescue 1,100 trafficked women

Jun. 21, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police rescued 1,130 abducted foreign women in the second half of last year in coordinated operations with five Southeast Asian countries, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday. Police arrested 1,322 suspects, including 262 foreigners, for allegedly luring and kidnapping women...

Asian shares retreat after S&P 500 hits fresh record close

Jun. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.8% to 21,286.49 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.3% to 28,476.75....

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority. With an announcement by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization that infections have spread to Laos, some...