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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Apr. 11, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

April 5-11, 2024 Women celebrating the Marathi New Year rode motorcycles in traditional attire in Mumbai, Bangladeshi Muslims climbed onto the roof of an overcrowded train in Dhaka to travel home for Eid al-Fitr and Cambodian villagers raced their oxcarts in Kampong Speu province. ...

Stock market today: Asian markets are mixed after a slow day on Wall St ahead of US inflation update

Apr. 10, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after U.S. stock indexes held at a near standstill ahead of some potentially market-moving reports. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.9% to 17,144.54, while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.3% to 3,088.25. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Apr. 05, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

March 29 - April 4, 2024 Rescuers searched for missing people and worked to reach hundreds stranded following Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years. A crowd of people, some weeping, gathered at the rain-soaked amusement park in South Korea to bid farewell to their beloved giant...

Stock market today: Asian shares drop after Wall Street sinks on rate worries

Apr. 02, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Wednesday after Wall Street sank, hitting the brakes on what’s been a nearly unstoppable romp. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 0.8% in morning trading to 39,511.88. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 1.3% to 7,788.20. South Korea's Kospi...

Debt, trade barriers and uncertainty will drag on Asian economies in 2024, World Bank report says

Apr. 01, 2024 02:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian economies are not doing as well as they could and growth in the region is forecast to slow to 4.5% this year from 5.1% in 2023, the World Bank said in a report released Monday. Debt, trade barriers and policy uncertainties are dulling the region’s economic...

8 migrants apparently from Asia die in apparent boat accident off Mexico's southern Pacific coast

Mar. 29, 2024 23:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bodies of eight migrants, apparently from Asia, were found after a boat accident off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, authorities said Friday. Prosecutors in the southern state of Oaxaca said one survivor, an Asian man, was located. Based on preliminary...

A Filipino villager is nailed to a cross for the 35th time on Good Friday to pray for world peace

Mar. 29, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino villager has been nailed to a wooden cross for the 35th time to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering in a brutal Good Friday tradition he said he would devote to pray for peace in Ukraine, Gaza and the disputed South China Sea. On Friday, over a...

Nelly Korda delivers more drama and wins playoff for 10th LPGA Tour title

Mar. 24, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda took seven weeks off and nothing changed. She won again on the LPGA Tour and made it far more exciting than it needed to be. Korda made bogey on her last two holes Sunday to fall into a playoff in the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship,...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Mar. 21, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

March 15-21, 2024 Rohingya refugees stand on their capsized boat before being rescued in the waters off western Indonesia. The Los Angeles Dodgers started their Shohei Ohtani era with a memorable win on a night of firsts. People smeared with color celebrate Lathmar Holi at a temple...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Mar. 15, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

March 8-14, 2024 Muslims in Indonesia and Indian-controlled Kashmir prayed at mosques to mark the holy month of Ramadan. China's annual political meetings closed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Philippine activists marched on International Women’s Day. ...