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  • 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...
  • Thailand arrests 2 alleged brokers who sent slaves to boats

    Two Thai men described as key figures in a human trafficking ring that provides slave crews for fishing boats were arrested, officials said Wednesday, as new regulations aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing took effect. The two suspects were the...
  • China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders

    Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans. The market benchmark soared 150 percent from the start of the boom late last year in one of the world's...
  • Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

    The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. Roger Haas of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, said his son Alex Haas, 26, is...
  • Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy

    Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform. Thinner crowds...
  • Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan

    Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan
    Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp....
  • Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

    Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel...
  • 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...
  • Japan police seek motive for self-immolation on bullet train

    Japanese police on Wednesday searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger, as officials sought clues to his motive. Investigators identified the man as 71-year-old Haruo...