• Taiwanese actress Lu Xuefeng poses with her award for Best Supporting Actress at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Lu won for the film "Thanatos, Drunk" at this year's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    ‘The Assassin’ wins 5 Golden Horse awards in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The film “The Assassin” by the veteran Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has grabbed five awards, including the best director and best feature film, at the Golden Horse Awards.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2009 file photo, former South Korean President Kim Young-sam visits the memorial room for the late former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea.  A South Korean hospital official says Kim Young-sam has died. He was 87. The chief of Seoul National University Hospital, Oh Byung-Hee, said Kim died there early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Chou Jae-koo)

    Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.

  • South Korea's Park Byung-ho watches the flight of his three-run home run with USA catcher Dan Rohlfing in the fourth inning of their final game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

    Park leads South Korea to 8-0 win over US in Premier12 final

    TOKYO (AP) — Byung Ho Park bolstered his MLB credentials with a three-run homer in the fifth inning as South Korea routed the United States 8-0 Saturday to win the inaugural Premier12 baseball tournament.

  • Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the East Asia Summit (EAS) gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    The Latest: SE Asian nations seek to fight human trafficking

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)

  • ASEAN leaders from left, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Laos' Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia's Prime Minister Joko Widodo and Myanmar's President Thein Sein join their hands as they pose for photographers after the signing ceremony of the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community and the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Muslim-majority Malaysia blasts IS as evil terrorists

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.