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  • India lags US, China in working to curb carbon emissions

    NEW DELHI In the world's most polluted city, a layer of smog hangs over everything, thicker year after year. Dirty exhaust pours out of the more than seven million cars clogging the streets. Smoke from the open fires built for heating and cooking fills...
  • Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages

    Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages
    Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group posted an online...
  • Chinese director Jia Zhangke turns lens on nation's smoggy skies

    Chinese director Jia Zhangke turns lens on nation's smoggy skies
    Chinese director Jia Zhangke, a bĂȘte noir of censors whose socially conscious films have tackled issues of modernization, globalization, violence and alienated youth, has now turned his lens, briefly, on the country’s air pollution problem. In...
  • Obama will head to Saudi Arabia, trim time in India

    President Obama is cutting short his trip to India in order to make a short trip to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the family of the late king. The president, who was leaving Saturday for India, will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet with King Salman...
  • New England Brewing Decides To Rename Its Gandhi-Bot Beer

    New England Brewing Decides To Rename Its Gandhi-Bot Beer
    New England Brewing Co. said Friday it will change the name of its controversial beer, Gandhi-Bot, according to a statement posted to a state legislator's website. The brewery in Woodbridge said the renaming process could take as long as three months,...
  • Sony to delay earnings report in wake of hack attack

    Sony said Friday that it will miss its deadline to report its next quarterly earnings as a result of the cyberattack on its film unit late last year. The Tokyo-based company was expected to report results on Feb. 4 for the fiscal third quarter ending...
  • Chinese and Turkish cities and energy-boom towns dominate list of top economies worldwide

    Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday. Cities in the developing world, especially China, dominated the top of the annual...
  • Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan, shrug off weak China manufacturing

    Asian stocks zoomed higher Friday, boosted by the European Central Bank's stimulus announcement, a long awaited move that also set off gains in Europe and on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 17,480.08 and Hong Kong's...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
  • Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers

    Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers
    President Obama at the State of the Union address briefly touched on trade. Yet what he advocated might have a greater implication on our lives than anything else that was mentioned. He said that "past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype."...
  • Time of the turban: Headgear has different meanings for different cultures

    RAJASTHAN, India These are turbulent times for turbans, with terrorists and the Taliban giving them a negative connotation. But that has not always been the case. Jan Vermeer's famous painting, "Girl With a Pearl Earring," could just as easily have been...