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  • POPE WATCH: Pope Francis departs the Philippines after weeklong visit to Asia

    Pope Francis headed home Monday from the Philippines after a weeklong trip that also took him to Sri Lanka. Here are some glimpses of his last two days: ___ FLYING HOME Francis left Manila about 10:15 a.m. on a Philippines Airlines jet, heading back to...
  • 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...
  • South Korean police fear teen may have joined Islamic State militants

    Like most South Korean youngsters, he was known to spend a lot of time on the Internet playing video games. But now, South Korean police say, a home-schooled 18-year-old who developed an online fascination with Islamic State has gone missing in Turkey and...
  • Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking

    An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The Netherlands, Indonesia’s former colonial ruler, said it would withdraw its ambassador and...
  • India court orders activist on 14-year hunger strike freed

    India court orders activist on 14-year hunger strike freed
    An Indian activist who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 years in protest of alleged military brutality was released Thursday after a court rejected charges that her fast was a suicide attempt. Irom Sharmila, who has demanded the repeal of a...
  • Why are gas prices falling? Think China, not Saudi Arabia.

    Why are gas prices falling? Think China, not Saudi Arabia.
    Falling oil prices are a plot by Saudi Arabia to destroy the United States' emerging oil and gas industry and "probably a plot against West Texas, specifically." That's how University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee described the views of the...
  • Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages

    Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages
    Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
  • DAVOS WATCH: Lots to talk about: Deflation, oil prices, snowmen, Swiss franc, global warming

    The World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss ski resort of Davos with the goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists....
  • Deadly attacks on journalists in Afghanistan rise, threatening free press

    When Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat's car disappeared in late December, he assumed it was simply theft, until a man called to say that he had the vehicle, and a gun with which he planned to kill him. In the weeks since then, Sirat, an editor at...
  • US nuclear cleanup specialist goes from Hanford to Fukushima

    TOKYO Working in Japan and with his family still living in Richland, Wash., Matthew McCormick has one of the longest commutes in the world. "I don't make it very often, only when family calls or the lawn needs to be mowed, that kind of stuff," he joked....
  • In China, the California name and connection are golden

     In China, the California name and connection are golden
    Thousands of Beijingers wake up every day in Yosemite. Hordes more have moved to Palm Springs, not to mention Orange County and Silver Lake. They shop at UCLA and go to Hollywood for a bite to eat. All without leaving the Chinese capital. When I first...