Asia stocks slide on Wall Street losses, oil drops as glut worries return
Asian shares on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of Wall Street, which pulled back overnight on disappointing earnings, while the dollar strengthened and oil prices extended this week's losses. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei reversed earlier losses to close up 0.15 percent as the yen pulled back.
Tourism overtakes dairy as New Zealand's top overseas earner
In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay. According to figures released Wednesday, tourism has overtaken dairy as the nation's top earner of ...
Police say 2 were lucky to survive accident at Aussie park
SYDNEY (AP) ? Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people including their mothers on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
Cubs slugger Schwarber returns, doubles in Game 1
Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list
The Oklahoma County sheriff says Michael Vance, the man wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes including two homicides, had a hit list targeting several more people. Sheriff John Whetsel told ...
Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out
Leonard, Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut with blowout
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs put on such a basketball show they sent the loyal Golden State fans to a rare early exit. What a strange sight at Oracle Arena for opening night and Kevin Durant's long-awaited Warriors debut.
Philippine's Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics, blasts U.S.
By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Tuesday that his high-profile visit to rival China last week was only about economics, but had more harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might abrogate defense treaties. The volatile Philippine leader's visit to Japan comes amid jitters about his foreign policy goals after weeks of verbal attacks on ally the United States and overtures towards China. Duterte last week announced in China his "separation" from the United States, but then insisted ties were not being severed and that he was merely pursuing an independent foreign policy.
Afghan police official: Taliban insurgents kill at least 20 civilians a day after abducting them in central provinceKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? Afghan police official: Taliban insurgents kill at least 20 civilians a day after abducting them in central province.
Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safeTWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) ? A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Tuesday in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said.