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  • Baha Mar mega resort in Bahamas to open finally in March

    Baha Mar mega resort in Bahamas to open finally in March
    Golfers were supposed to be swinging their clubs at the Baha Mar Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course by now and gamblers placing bets at the $3.5 billion resort's state-of-the-art casino. But Baha Mar is behind schedule, and the Bahamas' newest resort,...
  • Modi's new clean-energy goals face funding, political hurdles

    NEW DELHI India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the world's third-biggest polluter is ready to take on global warming. Money and politics stand in his way. Following meetings with President Barack Obama in New Delhi, Modi said India, a nation with...
  • China for the first time agrees to accept imports of all US apple varieties

    For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. A deal was reached last week between officials for the United States and Chinese governments to grant access to...
  • Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' between US and India, make progress on nuclear accord

    President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi. Standing side by side at the stately...
  • Japan working to gain release of remaining Islamic State group hostage; says 1 likely killed

    Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. "We all have one unchanged goal and we will absolutely not give up until the end. And with that faith, we will try...
  • Afghanistan faces economic crisis as international aid money leaves and growth stalls

    Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against...
  • Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani presents Cabinet picks amid controversy

    Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani presents Cabinet picks amid controversy
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani officially presented his Cabinet nominations to parliament on Tuesday amid a series of shakeups and questions surrounding the long-delayed list of 25 proposed ministers. The list has already seen major changes in the week...
  • Court orders Indian government to release Greenpeace funds

    A judge ruled Tuesday that the Indian government’s decision to block Greenpeace from receiving foreign funding was unconstitutional in what the environmental group described as a “victory for democracy.” The Delhi High Court ordered...
  • It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

    It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe
    In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations for another Manhattan cat cafe are almost fully booked more...
  • AP PHOTOS: In Pakistan, cross-dressing men and those transgendered dance on in spite of fear

    By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a...
  • Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal

    Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal
    The United States and India sought to put a contentious history behind them Sunday by declaring a new partnership on climate change, security and economic issues, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected calls for India to match China’s...