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Frustrated India investors cheer opposition gains

12/09/2013 1:29am
Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy.

China withholds visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

12/09/2013 1:31am
Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies' investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders' families.

New party's wins leave Delhi leadership unclear

12/09/2013 3:05am
A new political party pledging to sweep corruption from the Indian capital made surprising gains in state elections, grabbing a huge share of votes from the incumbent Congress party and leaving Delhi with no clear leader on Monday _ and no party willing to form a coalition.

Philippines bans its workers from Yemen

12/09/2013 3:29am
The Philippines on Monday banned its workers from going to Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people, including seven Filipinos.

Dalai Lama to miss Mandela memorial in SAfrica

12/09/2013 4:00am
The Dalai Lama will not attend memorial services for fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela in South Africa, where the Buddhist spiritual leader has twice been unable to obtain a visa, a spokesman said Monday.

China says SKorea's expanded air zone regrettable

12/09/2013 5:27am
China expressed regret on Monday over South Korea's expansion of its air defense zone, which partially overlaps a similar zone declared by Beijing.

Commuter train hits truck in Jakarta; 5 dead

12/09/2013 5:53am
A commuter train hit a truck hauling gasoline in Indonesia's capital Monday, killing five people and sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward.

Singapore leader calls for restraint after riot

12/09/2013 6:03am
Singapore's prime minister urged citizens not to react negatively toward migrant workers on Monday following the first rioting in 40 years in the wealthy state, which prides itself on being an island of calm in an often chaotic region.

Hagel warns Pakistan leaders over border protests

12/09/2013 11:06am
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.

New Zealand activist heading to Mandela service

12/09/2013 7:01pm
A New Zealand lawmaker and indigenous Maori activist involved in bitter fights against South Africa's apartheid-era rugby tours plans to try to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral following criticism the country's official delegation doesn't include protest leaders.

30 years for man who let others have sex with son

12/09/2013 7:08pm
An Australian man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities say he and his partner allowed at least eight others to have sex with their young adopted son for money.

US envoy Caroline Kennedy visits Nagasaki

12/09/2013 8:14pm
U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has visited the Japanese city of Nagasaki, site of the Aug. 9, 1945, American atomic bomb attack that killed 70,000 people and helped prompt Japan's surrender in World War II.