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Chinese research ship docks in Sri Lanka after postponement

Aug. 16, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese scientific research ship whose port call was earlier deferred due to apparent security concerns raised by India arrived Tuesday at a southern port in Sri Lanka. Yuan Wang 5 was welcomed by Sri Lankan port officials and Chinese officials from...

Nafis Sadik, women's health and rights champion, dies at 92

Aug. 15, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women’s health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 U.N. population conference, died four days before her 93rd birthday, her son said late Monday. Omar...

Asian shares mostly higher, echoing Wall Street rebound

Aug. 15, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday after a rebound on Wall Street, despite regional investor risks reflected in negative economic data out of China. The benchmark in Tokyo was little changed, erasing earlier gains, but indexes in South Korea, Australia and China gained...

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

Aug. 15, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit by U.S. House Speaker...

EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers' Taiwan trips keep riling China

Aug. 15, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for U.S. members of Congress on their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers make a point of asserting American support for the self-governed island despite objections from China. The payoff photos from this week's five-member...

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

Aug. 15, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the United States and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who ousted an elected government early last year. Human rights advocates and comments...

PM Modi pledges to make India developed country in 25 years

Aug. 15, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to raise millions out of poverty and turn India into a developed country in the next quarter-century as he marked 75 years since independence from British rule. Wearing a flowing, cream-colored turban printed with small stripes...

China announces more military drills around Taiwan as island’s president meets with new U.S. congressional delegation

Aug. 15, 2022 04:36 AM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announces more military drills around Taiwan as island’s president meets with new U.S. congressional delegation.

Japan marks WWII's end, Kishida doesn't mention aggression

Aug. 15, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida renewed Japan's no-war pledge at a somber ceremony Monday as his country marked the 77th anniversary of its World War II defeat, but he did not mention Japanese wartime aggression. In his first address as prime minister since...

China cuts interest rate to shore up sagging economy

Aug. 15, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank trimmed a key interest rate Monday to shore up sagging economic growth at a politically sensitive time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power. The decision suggested Beijing is temporarily setting aside worries over...