• Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality

    BEIJING (AP) — At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs.

  • Kawasaki keeps J-League title hopes alive with 3-0 win

    TOKYO (AP) — Kawasaki Frontale kept its J-league title hopes alive with a 3-0 win at Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

  • Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3; 11 more trapped

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia on Saturday killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, officials said.

  • Ji fires 69 for 6-stroke lead at Taiwan Championship

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji carded a 3-under 69 to open up a six-stroke lead after the third round of the Taiwan Championship on Saturday.

    Updated: 3:28 am

  • Venus ready for return WTA Finals

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Venus Williams returns to the year-end WTA Finals for the first time since reaching the 2009 final, and the fifth time overall, starting on Sunday in Singapore.

  • Thomas fires 70 to share lead after 3rd round of CJ Cup

    JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas fired a 2-under 70 in windy conditions to share the lead with fellow American Scott Brown after the third round of the CJ Cup on Saturday.

    Updated: 3:01 am

  • China supports Myanmar ‘safeguarding peace and stability’

    BEIJING (AP) — China supports Myanmar in “safeguarding peace and stability” and won’t join other nations in condemning what many consider a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, an official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party said Saturday.

  • Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

    BEIJING (AP) — In this summer’s “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People’s Liberation Army.

    Updated: 2:23 am

  • Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?

    BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds — bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to his right, neat stacks of somber apparel in blacks and whites to his left. Ask him which sells better, and he’ll smile.

    Updated: 12:57 am