The Associated Press - Asia
China says terrorism tops meeting of Central Asian states
BEIJING (AP) China's defense minister says fighting the threat of terrorism is a top concern to be discussed by a Beijing-led group of Central Asian states this week.
Apr 24 3:45AM AP

Bogut retires from NBA, to join Sydney NBL team for 2 years
SYDNEY (AP) Former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut confirmed Tuesday that he has retired from the NBA and plans to play the next two seasons in Australia's National Basketball League with the Sydney Kings.
Apr 24 2:37AM AP

Bogut retires from NBA, to join Sydney NBL team for 2 years
SYDNEY (AP) Former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut confirmed on Tuesday that he has retired from the National Basketball Association and plans to play all two years of his National Basketball League contract in Australia with the Sydney Kings.
Apr 24 2:23AM AP

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.
Apr 24 12:41AM AP

The Latest: Photographer: Monkey selfie lawsuit took toll
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on a court ruling in a copyright lawsuit over selfies taken by a monkey (all times local):
Apr 23 10:23PM AP

Court: Copyright suit not allowed for selfie-taking monkey
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals rights to photographs or other original work, limiting such claims to humans, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a novel case over a series of well-known selfies taken by a monkey in Indonesia.
Apr 23 7:55PM AP

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant
WASHINGTON (AP) A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week.
Apr 23 6:13PM AP

US appeals court rejects copyright suit over monkey selfies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits claiming animals have copyrights to photographs, a U.
Apr 23 5:59PM AP

URI will try to improve fisheries management in Philippines
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant.
Apr 23 2:50PM AP

Pakistani arrested for burning Christian woman to death
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) Police in Pakistan have arrested a Muslim man accused of burning a Christian woman to death for refusing his marriage offer, an official said Monday.
Apr 23 1:45PM AP

Pakistani man arrested for burning Christian woman to death
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) A Pakistani official says police have arrested a Muslim man on charges of burning a minority Christian woman to death for refusing his marriage offer.
Apr 23 12:21PM AP

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysian police on Monday released images of two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination.
Apr 23 10:42AM AP

Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats.
Apr 23 8:56AM AP

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57.
Apr 23 8:27AM AP

Opposition motion to impeach India's top judge rejected
NEW DELHI (AP) India's vice president on Monday rejected a move by a group of opposition parties to impeach the country's top judge on grounds of misusing his office and bowing to government pressure.
Apr 23 7:53AM AP

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysian police on Monday released composite images of two suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination.
Apr 23 7:10AM AP

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen.
Apr 23 6:48AM AP

Andrew Bogut set to join Sydney Kings in Australian league
SYDNEY (AP) NBA veteran Andrew Bogut is set to join the Sydney Kings in Australia's National Basketball League.
Apr 23 2:48AM AP

Moriya Jutanugarn claims LPGA LA tourney for 1st tour win
LOS ANGELES (AP) Moriya Jutanugarn knows patience. She's had ample time to learn it while pursuing her first victory on the LPGA Tour.
Apr 23 2:24AM AP

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said.
Apr 23 2:16AM AP