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  • new storyMalibu it's not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:35 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Here's a new take on gnarly.

  • new storyMalibu it's not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:26 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Here's a new take on gnarly.

  • new storyBeijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:54 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two of China's most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games - namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.

  • new storyOldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:28 am

    HONG KONG - The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:13 am

    TOKYO - Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.

  • China denied dive sweep at world championships 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:56 am

    KAZAN, Russia - China missed out on sweeping the diving gold medals at the world aquatics championships when Tania Cagnotto of Italy won the women's one-meter springboard on Tuesday.

  • Global markets stabilize; US indexes open higher on earnings story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:43 am

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are opening higher after UPS, Ford and other big companies reported earnings gains and as markets in China and Europe stabilized.

  • Muller of France wins women's 10k open water title at worlds story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:24 am

    KAZAN, Russia - There were medals at stake in the women's 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships. A top-10 finish was just as good, though, since it secured a trip to next year's Olympics.

  • Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:59 am

    TOKYO - The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.

  • Q&A: What stock market tumble means for China, rest of world story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:08 am

    BEIJING - China's stock market tumbled this week despite a massive government intervention aimed at halting a slide in prices that began last month. At its peak in early June, the Shanghai Composite Index had risen about 150 percent from late 2014. After dropping 30 percent over several weeks, government support measures calmed the market. But on Monday the sell-off resumed, with the Shanghai index suffering a drop of 8.5 percent, its biggest daily fall since February 2007. Here's what the sell-off means for China's economy and other countries.

  • Tibetan groups campaign against 2022 Olympics going to China 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:46 am

    BEIJING - Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China's human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital worsened rather than showing a hoped-for improvement.

  • Timeline of Chinese government measures to halt stock slide 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am

    BEIJING - A timeline of government measures aiming at curbing a slide in share prices after China's main market index peaked June 12 and fell sharply in the following weeks:

  • South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

  • A look at Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:53 am

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan - The Central Asian city of Almaty is vying with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The winner will be selected Friday in a vote of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here's a quick look at Almaty's bid:

  • Almaty offers traditional winter setting in 2022 Olympic bid 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:51 am

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition.

  • North Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:29 am

    BEIJING - The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state."

  • PBS special 'The Bomb' seeks to tell story of atomic weapons story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:19 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released as the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches.

  • Delta Air to buy stake in China Eastern Airlines 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:56 pm

    NEW YORK - Delta said it will pay $450 million to buy a stake in China Eastern Airlines as the Atlanta-based airline seeks to expand into China's fast-growing travel industry.

  • Putin, Xi, Rouhani to address annual UN high-level meeting 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:35 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The presidents of China, Russia, Iran and the United States are scheduled to speak at the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders in September - a rare appearance for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the first for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country's south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his.

  • Bach: Facilities and sustainability key to winning 2022 bid story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:09 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Monday.

  • Image of Asia: A dance on Korean War anniversary 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:52 am

    In this photo by Wong Maye-E, students participate in a mass dance in front of a mural of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. The day known as "Victory Day" in the North brought a festive atmosphere to the capital, including a fireworks display. Citizens showed their patriotism by bowing and laying flowers before statues of North Korea's leaders, while also enjoying the warm summer weather by dancing and visiting parks and ice cream stands.

  • With warning to US, North Korea marks end of Korean War story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:26 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked Monday's anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago.

  • China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:04 am

    BEIJING - China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.

  • China accepts group's case against ConocoPhillips, CNOOC 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:17 am

    BEIJING - A Chinese court says it has accepted a case brought by a social organization against oil giants ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. over oil spills in northern China in 2011.