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  • Hundreds injured in fire, explosion at Taiwan amusement park

    TAIPEI More than 500 people were injured in a fire during a party at an amusement park in Taiwan, and 183 were under intensive care, officials said Sunday. A stage caught fire and flammable powder exploded in the air at the Formosa Water Park in New...
  • Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

    One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain's Glastonbury music festival wasn't a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader joined singer Patti Smith on stage Sunday, where she led the crowd to sing...
  • Afghanistan's president orders probe into NATO-led operation

    Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into an operation Monday involving U.S. forces that destroyed a weapons cache in a volatile region close to the capital, sparking demonstrations that briefly closed a highway. President Ashraf Ghani and Chief...
  • Northwest's first citizens develop tribal tourism

    Where else could I get an authentic Indian fry-bread taco, geoduck chowder and a Northwest native dogwood to plant in the yard, all in one stop? This was a May visit in Washington state to a garden sale and open house at the Kitsap Peninsula's newly...
  • Pakistan cops bust armed militants planning attack, 4 killed

    A Pakistani police officer says authorities have killed four militants, arrested two and seized a large cache of weapons that were meant to be used in an upcoming attack. Senior police officer Shahzad Sultan says a militant exploded a suicide vest during...
  • Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars

    Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales. South Korea's largest automaker has sold or leased 273 Tucson fuel cell SUVs since...
  • China makes 4th recent cut in interest rate to boost economy

    China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small and rural businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish economy. The announcement...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, the holy month of Ramadan — when devout Muslims abstain from all food and drink from dawn to dusk — brought scenes of hardship and charity, and also images of carnage. In Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, volunteers...
  • Las Vegas Sands' only growing casino? Surprise, it's Bethlehem

    Las Vegas Sands' only growing casino? Surprise, it's Bethlehem
    Not long ago, Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Macau casino money machine was running so fast the company's gambling revenues in Bethlehem were little more than an afterthought — sort of like a cherry on top of a very rich cake. But a corruption...
  • Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

    More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals Sunday after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, authorities said. The fire late Saturday was sparked by an accidental explosion of a...
  • Shanghai police remove protesters who oppose chemical plant

    Police in China's financial hub Shanghai took away at least three busloads of environmental protesters outside the municipal government Saturday, preventing the latest rally that started with a rumor that a petrochemical plant could move into the area....