Philippines protests China stopping troop resupply
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines protested Tuesday actions by the Chinese coast guard that prevented delivery of supplies to a small group of Filipino soldiers guarding a shoal in a disputed area in the South China Sea.
Police: Rebels kill 18 soldiers in central India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say Maoist rebels have killed 18 paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in central India.
AP PHOTOS: Afghan women boxers eye 2016 Olympics
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A few yellow lamps light up the cavernous, sparsely furnished room in Kabul Stadium where Afghanistan's young female boxers train, hoping to become good enough to compete in the 2016 Olympics.
Afghans pack cemetery for powerful VP's funeral
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of Afghans waving flags and chanting crowded into a cemetery in Kabul on Tuesday after President Hamid Karzai presided over a funeral service for the country's powerful vice president.
China picks owners for 5 new private banks
BEIJING (AP) — Companies including Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent have been picked to set up China's first five privately owned banks, the industry's chief regulator said Tuesday.