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  • China's shadow looms large over Obama visit to India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has complicated relationships with both the United States and India.

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  • Europe's food fight shifts after GM crop vote

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Campaign groups and the biotech industry are digging in for a new round of conflict, following the European Union's decision to allow member states to set their own rules on growing genetically modified organisms. Environmentalists who favor…

    Reuters
  • After making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number.

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  • Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said their movement could survive without the powerful family. In a…

    Reuters
  • AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia on Monday scrapped fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    There was political turmoil in Nepal, a move to indict Thailand's former president and preparations in India to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama.

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  • 200 million people moved to cities in East Asia in decade

    Almost 200 million people in East Asia moved to urban areas in the decade to 2010, the World Bank said on Monday, creating a massive challenge to the region's planners. About 36 percent of people in the region -- which under the World Bank's definition includes Northeast and Southeast Asia -- were…

    AFP
  • That's Amoory - not Messi, says Socceroos boss

    Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said Tuesday's Asian Cup semi-final in Newcastle between the free-scoring Socceroos and the tournament's surprise package United Arab Emirates is not about the new "Messi or Ronaldo". The bushy-haired Omar Abdulrahman has excelled in the Gulf side's sensational run…

    AFP
  • Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt down one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Lin disappointed by benching, but not giving up on Lakers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeremy Lin acknowledges he was surprised and disappointed by his first complete benching in nearly three years.

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  • World leaders pay respects on Saudi day of mourning

    More foreign leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia paying their respects to King Salman on Sunday, as the normally gridlocked streets of Riyadh turned quiet during a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah. The latest arrivals included Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud…

    AFP
  • Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

    By Roberta Rampton and Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic…

    Reuters
  • Iran want life ban for Aussie referee after Asian Cup loss

    Delegation chief Houshang Moghaddas said Iran would lodge a formal complaint against Williams following the dismissal of their protest that had Iraq fielded an ineligible player. Iran were furious with Williams after he questionably yellow-carded defender Mehdrad Pooladi for simulation in the…

    AFP
  • South Korea wary of another Iraq shock at Asian Cup

    South Korea will be praying lightning does not strike twice when they face Iraq in the Asian Cup semi-finals on Monday, having limped to the last four battered and bruised. The Koreans have failed to win Asia's showcase tournament since 1960 -- a curious anomaly for a country with a proud…

    AFP
  • Factbox: Obama and Modi aim high with India summit

    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the defining relationships of the 21st Century. Obama's visit is a fresh bid to make Asia's third-largest economy an enduring strategic partner and nurture his friendship with…

    Reuters
  • 2022 World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and December to avoid the region's blazing summer heat, Asia's football supremo said. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who heads the FIFA taskforce charged with…

    AFP
  • Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was welcomed like royalty Sunday in India as he opened a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economic issues.

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