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Australia premier credited with 1970s reforms diesGough Whitlam, Australian premier who made '70s social reforms, ties with China, dies at 98
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, hospital personnel with the help of the relatives of the avalanche victims, shift the body of a victim onto a stretcher at a morgue at Teaching Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal. Nepal vowed to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country’s worst hiking disaster last week left dozens dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disasterNepal vows new safety rules for trekkers after deaths of 43 killed in blizzard, avalanches
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Pro-democracy protesters watch a live TV showing the talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Hong Kong officials and student leaders held talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agreeHong Kong students, officials talk but remain far apart on demand for greater election say
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years while Japan's benchmark dropped as investors cashed in gains from a 4 percent surge the previous day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
China relief helps shore up marketsEuropean shares rebound as China slowdown less than feared, Wall Street set for solid open
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri take part in an anti government rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protestors  led Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri rallied in Lahore demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off airPakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air, accuses it of 'maligning' judiciary
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crashThailand officials find bodies of 2 South Koreans killed in tourist boat-fishing boat crash
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A man yawns in a bus as it goes by a billboard displays scenic of Chinese capital city against a construction site in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 yearsChina's economic growth falls to 7.3 percent in 3Q, lowest in 5 years
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks to U.S. and Japanese executives at an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan. Pritzker urged Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.   Pritzker, who is leading the Commerce Department’s first trade mission to Japan in two decades, said U.S. and Japanese negotiators were closing the gap on trade in farm products and vehicles but that there were still “tough issues” to work on.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
US urges Japan to be bolder in opening marketsUS commerce secretary urges Japan to be bolder in opening its markets as trade pact talks lag
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Tin Aye, chairman of Myanmar Union Election Commission, talks to journalists as he attends coordination and cooperation workshop of Union Election Commission and political parties at a hotel Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. Tin Aye made the announcement at a meeting with political party members in Yangon. He said international and local observers would be invited to witness the election, to be held in late October or early November of next year. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayedMyanmar says it will hold 2015 general election as planned, countering rumors of a delay
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in KabulTaliban roadside bomb attack on bus kills at least 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, people pass the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mostly lower Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, as traders look over some disappointing corporate results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian stocks meander after China growth slowsAsian stocks meander after China growth slows less than expected
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam diesFormer Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who was dismissed in 1975 crisis, dies at 98
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 yearsChina's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, right, inspects a guard of honor with his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, Pool)
Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new presidentJoko Widodo sworn in as Indonesian leader, completing journey from slum to presidential palace
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Sete Tamang, 20, avalanche survivor, waits to receive the bodies of his colleagues outside a morgue at Teaching Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Image of Asia: A snowstorm survivor waits in NepalImage of Asia: A snowstorm survivor waits for his friend's body in Nepal
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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