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  • Patrick Reed has clubs and will travel 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 7:38 pm

    NAPA, California - The Presidents Cup followed the end of a long season for Patrick Reed, and he still has a long way to go.

  • Sybil Stockdale, who fought to end torture of POWs, dies 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 7:08 pm

    CORONADO, California - Sybil Bailey Stockdale, a Navy wife who fought to end the torture of U.S. prisoners of war in Vietnam, has died.

  • Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-13-15 6:47 pm

    GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands - The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane.

  • Syria beats Afghanistan, overhauls Japan in Asian qualifying 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 3:13 pm

    TOKYO - Osama Omari scored a hat trick and Mahmoud Al Mawas netted twice in Syria's 5-2 win over Afghanistan in a World Cup qualifying game played on neutral turf in Oman on Tuesday because of conflicts in both countries.

  • Daniel Craig inspects the UN's demining work in Cyprus story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 11:45 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - Daniel Craig's globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus - but not to film any scenes as super spy James Bond.

  • Myanmar says election to be held as planned despite flooding story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 11:35 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's general election will go ahead as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Dutch prosecutors: Tough finding MH-17 witnesses story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 10:56 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.

  • Philippines backs US plan to sail ship near Chinese island 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 9:33 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines on Tuesday backed a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's territorial claims by deploying an American Navy ship close to a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, saying it was important for the international community to safeguard freedom of navigation in the disputed waters.

  • Image of Asia: Lighting candles for Vegetarian Festival 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 8:56 am

    In this photo by Sakchai Lalit, a Thai worker lights giant candles at Sung Heng Ye Chinese temple in Bangkok to mark the beginning of the Vegetarian Festival. Worshippers refrain from eating animal products during the nine-day festival, and also may donate candles to temples, wear white clothing and set off fireworks. It has origins in the Thai-Chinese community, and food sellers often offer special vegetable dishes during this time of the year.

  • Rescuers find passenger alive after Indonesia chopper crash 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 8:55 am

    MEDAN, Indonesia - A helicopter crash survivor was found floating on plants in Indonesia's largest lake Tuesday and told rescuers the four other people on board also survived by jumping before the craft hit the water Sunday.

  • American Nobel laureate Richard Heck is buried in Manila 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 3:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines - American Nobel laureate for chemistry Richard Heck, who designed a method of building complex molecules that has helped fight cancer, protect crops and make electronic devices, was buried Tuesday in a metropolitan Manila cemetery beside the tomb of his Filipino wife. He was 84.

  • Correction: Thailand-Photojournalist Detained story 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 1:29 am

    BANGKOK - In a Sept. 8 story about a photojournalist, Hok Chun Anthony Kwan, being detained in Thailand for possessing body armor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he is American. He has dual Hong Kong-Canadian citizenship.

  • Thailand to try HK journalist for possessing flak jacket story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 12:14 am

    BANGKOK - A Thai court on Monday decided to put a Hong Kong photojournalist on trial for possession of a bulletproof vest and a helmet, which are considered weapons in Thailand.

  • Thai federation president Worawi to appeal FIFA suspension 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 7:25 pm

    BANGKOK - A lawyer acting for Worawi Makudi says the Thai soccer association president will immediately appeal his 90-day suspension handed down by FIFA on Monday.

  • Pope's sex abuse commission taking advice on the road story has photos
    Updated: Oct-12-15 1:30 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' sex abuse commission has begun an important new phase of its work: Bringing the expertise of its members to the developing world where bishops' conferences have lagged behind their English-speaking counterparts in crafting guidelines to prevent abuse and care for survivors.

  • Indonesia tries 7 suspected militants over IS links 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 9:13 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia began trials Monday of seven men on charges of conspiring with terrorists and recruiting for militant groups in the Mideast, including the Islamic State, which has an estimated hundreds of Indonesians as members.

  • Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices story has photos
    Updated: Oct-12-15 8:51 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The race for the Philippine presidency next year began on Monday with the country's vice president being the first major contender to register his candidacy to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.

  • Defendants in tourist murders allege torture by Thai police 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 8:45 am

    BANGKOK - The lawyer defending two Myanmar migrants in the murders of two British tourists on a Thai resort island accused the police Monday of torturing his clients, beating them and threatening to "make them disappear" in order to extract confessions.

  • Gunmen kill Philippine town mayor, wound 4 others in south 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 7:47 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Gunmen killed a Philippine town mayor and wounded his vice mayor and at least three other companions in an ambush on Monday while they were traveling in a van in a far-flung southern region, officials said.

  • Police investigating Rohingya rape allegations in Indonesia 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 7:23 am

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - A language barrier is stalling an investigation into allegations of rape against three female Rohingya at an encampment in Indonesia's Aceh province, police said Monday.

  • VW diesel cars recalled in China, sales halted in Singapore story has photos
    Updated: Oct-12-15 6:44 am

    BEIJING - Volkswagen said Monday it is recalling 1,950 diesel vehicles in China to change engine software it has admitted cheats on emissions tests and Singapore suspended sales of the company's diesel cars.

  • Defendants in tourist murders allege torture by Thai police 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 6:29 am

    BANGKOK - The lawyer defending two Myanmar migrants in the murders of two British tourists on a Thai resort island accused the police Monday of torturing his clients, beating them and threatening to "make them disappear" in order to extract confessions.

  • Lawyer's son back in China after failed escape attempt 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 11:38 pm

    BEIJING - The teenage son of a rights lawyer detained in a sweeping crackdown on civil society is under house arrest in northern China after being grabbed in Myanmar while trying to escape to the United States, a family friend said Monday.

  • Florida man to compete in Karaoke World Championship 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 12:58 pm

    BARTOW, Florida - A Florida man has qualified to sing at the Karaoke World Championship in Singapore.

  • Singapore Airlines jet collapses during checks; no injuries 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 6:28 am

    SINGAPORE - A Singapore Airlines jet collapsed Sunday morning with no passengers or crew on board as an engineer conducted routine landing checks before a scheduled flight from Singapore to Hong Kong, the airline said.