Asia News

  • Basketball without Borders camp to NY for All-Star

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says there will be a Basketball without Borders camp in New York in February during All-Star weekend.

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  • China firm disputes AP report of profits, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $5 billion Chinese chemical company backed by Morgan Stanley disputed overstating its profits, saying that local officials in China have agreed to change outdated records.

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  • How UN's N. Korean resolution divides main players

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is angrily reacting to a landmark U.N. resolution on its widely condemned human rights record with a threat to bolster its 1.2 million-member military and conduct a fourth nuclear test.

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  • AirAsia to launch Southeast Asian air pass

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level.

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  • India's new football league making a big splash

    NEW DELHI (AP) — When the Indian Super League kicked off, it certainly seemed to add the zing that football needed in a country which FIFA chief Sepp Blatter once called "a sleeping giant" of the game.

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  • China: Australia trade deal won't hurt New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that his country's trade deal with Australia won't hurt neighboring New Zealand because demand from the world's No. 2 economy remains strong.

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  • Image of Asia: Whale dishes on offer in Japan

    In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Japanese lawmakers and officials feast on whale meat as part of the government's campaign to win international approval for a resumption of whale hunting. Japan this week slashed its whale catch target by two-thirds to prove that its hunting expeditions are meant…

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  • China's energy plan reduces reliance on coal

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials announced limits Wednesday on growth in energy consumption aimed at making the country less dependent on coal.

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  • Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

    By Tova Cohen and Ari Rabinovitch TEL AVIV (Reuters) - At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since…

    Reuters
  • Syria economy 'set back decades' by war

    Syria's once-promising economy has been set back more than 30 years by its brutal civil war, economists say, and it may never recover. Squeezed by sanctions and the fallout of the more than three-year-old conflict, the government faces dwindling revenues and is increasingly dependent on aid from…

    AFP
  • Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

    By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power being weakened. Lower house…

    Reuters
  • Asia stocks down as China property, Japan weighed

    Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as investors digested a fall in Chinese home prices and Japan's scramble to overcome its economic malaise.

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  • China blames rise in violence on drug smuggling from Southeast Asia

    BEIJING (Reuters) - An increase in the smuggling of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has fueled a rise in violent crime in China this year, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday. In the first nine months of the year, police recorded more than 100 incidents of violent…

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  • LPGA gets title sponsor for 1st major

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour added one new tournament and one big sponsor.

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  • UN report: Demographic shift could boost growth

    LONDON (AP) — The United Nations Population Fund said Tuesday that changing demographics, mainly in Africa and Asia, could lead to rapid economic growth if there is sufficient investment in young people.

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  • Research: Blacklisted NKorea firm selling overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies in China and Russia have been marketing products of a blacklisted North Korean machine tool maker in possible violation of U.N. sanctions, U.S. researchers claimed Tuesday.

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  • Hard diplomacy ahead despite China showing its softer side

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - From a military rules-of-the-road agreement with Washington to $20 billion in loans for Southeast Asia, Beijing has set aside the tensions of recent years to present a softer side to the world in the last week. But proof of whether President Xi Jinping is…

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