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Swarms of desert locusts threaten India’s summer crops

NEW DELHI (AP) — An invasion by swarms of desert locusts has devastated crops in India's heartland, threatening an already vulnerable region that is...

Asia stocks mixed on uncertainty over Hong Kong security law

Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as U.S.-Chinese tension over Hong Kong competed with optimism about recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.Benchmarks in Shanghai and...

AP EXPLAINS: Why is China pushing Hong Kong security law

BEIJING (AP) — China is taking matters into its own hands after last year's tumultuous anti-government protests in Hong Kong that often descended into...

Correction: Virus-Outbrak-Japan-Murakami story

TOKYO (AP) — In a story May 23, 2020, about Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s radio show, The Associated Press erroneously spelled book titles. The...

World watches as South Korea cautiously returns to life

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The baseball league is on. Students have begun returning to school. And people are increasingly dining out and enjoying...

Asia Today: S. Korea cases rise, China weighs health changes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 40 new cases of the coronavirus, its biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days, causing alarm...

Police surround Hong Kong legislature before anthem debate

HONG KONG (AP) — Police massed outside Hong Kong's legislature complex Wednesday before lawmakers debate a bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese...

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered...

German companies flying 200 workers to China in mass return

BEIJING (AP) — A flight carrying about 200 employees of German companies to China is to arrive Saturday in the first mass return of...

Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho dies at 98

TAIPEI (The China Post) — King of Gambling, Stanley Ho, who propelled Macau past Las Vegas as the world’s biggest gambling hub, has died...

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