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  • Japanese automaker Honda says its net profit soared to $5.6 billion in the fiscal year to March, thanks to brisk overseas sales and a weaker yen
    Honda full-year net profit surges 56% to $5.6 bn AFP - 29 minutes ago

    Japanese automaker Honda said Friday its net profit soared to $5.6 billion in the fiscal year to March, thanks to brisk overseas sales and a weaker yen. Earnings for … More »Honda full-year net profit surges 56% to $5.6 bn

    Japanese automaker Honda says its net profit soared to $5.6 billion in the fiscal year to March, thanks to brisk overseas sales and a weaker yen

    Japanese automaker Honda said Friday its net profit soared to $5.6 billion in the fiscal year to March, thanks to brisk overseas sales and a weaker yen. Earnings for the period came in at 574 billion yen, up 56.4 percent from a year earlier, while revenue rose about 20 percent to 11.84 trillion yen. The company forecast …

  • Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) dribbles between Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes (22) and Blake Griffin (32) during the second half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Los Angeles won 98-96. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Your Top Plays for Today Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More »Your Top Plays for Today

    Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) dribbles between Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes (22) and Blake Griffin (32) during the second half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Los Angeles won 98-96. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

  • A man gets a face massage at the Kashgar bazaar, 17 September 2003, in northwest China's Xinjiang province
    China offers cash in Xinjiang for tips on beards: report AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang region are offering cash to informants who report on neighbours with excessive facial hair, state media has reported. Officials … More »China offers cash in Xinjiang for tips on beards: report

    A man gets a face massage at the Kashgar bazaar, 17 September 2003, in northwest China's Xinjiang province

    Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang region are offering cash to informants who report on neighbours with excessive facial hair, state media has reported. Officials in Shaya county issued a notice offering rewards ranging from 50 to more than 50,000 yuan ($8 to $8,000) for a wide array of information including tips …

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival for two-day visit at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is sitting down with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, whose attention is unavoidably split between her economic … More »Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

    U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival for two-day visit at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is sitting down with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, whose attention is unavoidably split between her economic agenda with Obama and the unfolding aftermath of a tragic ferry disaster.

  • An Indian man displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote in Mumbai India, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
    Death toll rises to 9 after voting in India Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The death toll from violence during a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say … More »Death toll rises to 9 after voting in India

    An Indian man displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote in Mumbai India, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The death toll from violence during a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say suspected rebels killed five paramilitary soldiers and four polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states …

  • Standard and Poor's on Friday cut Russia's rating a notch to BBB- and kept its outlook negative, citing a risk of increased capital flight amid the Ukraine crisis
    S&P cuts Russia rating a notch to BBB-, outlook negative AFP - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Standard and Poor's on Friday cut Russia's rating a notch to BBB- and kept its outlook negative, citing a risk of increased capital flight amid the Ukraine crisis. More »S&P cuts Russia rating a notch to BBB-, outlook negative

    Standard and Poor's on Friday cut Russia's rating a notch to BBB- and kept its outlook negative, citing a risk of increased capital flight amid the Ukraine crisis

    Standard and Poor's on Friday cut Russia's rating a notch to BBB- and kept its outlook negative, citing a risk of increased capital flight amid the Ukraine crisis.

  • Indonesian military chief General Moeldoko displays his luxury watch to journalists in Jakarta which he claims is a fake, April 23, 2014
    Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row AFP News - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Indonesia's military chief came under fire Friday after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made … More »Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row

    Indonesian military chief General Moeldoko displays his luxury watch to journalists in Jakarta which he claims is a fake, April 23, 2014

    Indonesia's military chief came under fire Friday after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made fake. A Singapore website reported this week General Moeldoko was wearing a watch from the Richard Mille brand's Felipe Massa collection worth more …

  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, with son Prince George, stand atop of the stairs and wave good bye as they board their flight in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess concluded their three week state visit by attending the Anzac Day dawn service and parade, laying a wreath and planting a Lone Pine tree before departing for London with son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
    Britain's young royal family end Australian tour Associated Press - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, ended their 10-day tour of Australia on Friday with veterans' day commemorations in the … More »Britain's young royal family end Australian tour

    Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, with son Prince George, stand atop of the stairs and wave good bye as they board their flight in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess concluded their three week state visit by attending the Anzac Day dawn service and parade, laying a wreath and planting a Lone Pine tree before departing for London with son Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, ended their 10-day tour of Australia on Friday with veterans' day commemorations in the national capital.

  • Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih leaves the hospital in Sragen district in central Java island on February 5, 2014
    'Tortured' Indonesian maid listed on Time's top 100 AFP News - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world's 100 most influential people, putting the spotlight on the … More »'Tortured' Indonesian maid listed on Time's top 100

    Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih leaves the hospital in Sragen district in central Java island on February 5, 2014

    Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world's 100 most influential people, putting the spotlight on the city's treatment of its migrant workers. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 23, reportedly suffered months of abuse in a case which has renewed concerns over the …

  • Yoga Lin denies Kiki Ding is the third party of prior relationship
    Yoga Lin denies Kiki Ding is the third party of prior relationship From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    The Taiwanese singer said that Kiki Ding has nothing to do with his breakup with GEM More »Yoga Lin denies Kiki Ding is the third party of prior relationship

    Yoga Lin denies Kiki Ding is the third party of prior relationship

    The Taiwanese singer said that Kiki Ding has nothing to do with his breakup with GEM

  • Yu Kang admires Donnie Yen despite his difficult demands
    Yu Kang admires Donnie Yen despite his difficult demands From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Donnie Yen's protege shares some of the martial arts actor's demands of him while working on "The Iceman 3D" More »Yu Kang admires Donnie Yen despite his difficult demands

    Yu Kang admires Donnie Yen despite his difficult demands

    Donnie Yen's protege shares some of the martial arts actor's demands of him while working on "The Iceman 3D"

  • Barbie Hsu welcomes baby girl
    Barbie Hsu welcomes baby girl From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    The Taiwanese actress gave birth to a healthy baby girl via C-section yesterday More »Barbie Hsu welcomes baby girl

    Barbie Hsu welcomes baby girl

    The Taiwanese actress gave birth to a healthy baby girl via C-section yesterday

  • A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, prays after releasing a paper boat with messages to wish for safe return of his missing loved one written to it, at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry Associated Press - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard … More »Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

    A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, prays after releasing a paper boat with messages to wish for safe return of his missing loved one written to it, at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183 bodies so far but may have nearly 120 left to find in the dark rooms of the submerged …

  • Zhang Ziyi wins tenth Best Actress award
    Zhang Ziyi wins tenth Best Actress award From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    "The Grandmaster" actress won Best Actress again at the Tiantian Awards More »Zhang Ziyi wins tenth Best Actress award

    Zhang Ziyi wins tenth Best Actress award

    "The Grandmaster" actress won Best Actress again at the Tiantian Awards

  • Water price to go up 20% in Penang
    Water price to go up 20% in Penang The Malaysian Insider - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    Penangites can expect to pay 20% more for water under new tariff rates proposed by the state’s water operator. However, PBA Holdings Bhd chief executive officer Jaseni … More »Water price to go up 20% in Penang

    Water price to go up 20% in Penang

    Penangites can expect to pay 20% more for water under new tariff rates proposed by the state’s water operator. However, PBA Holdings Bhd chief executive officer Jaseni Maidinsa said despite the 20% increase for domestic consumers and 18.8% for trade consumers, the rates remain the lowest in the country. He said the …

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