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  • Clarkson: Rita Chhablani to discuss and enliven her short stories at July 14 talk

    Clarkson: Rita Chhablani to discuss and enliven her short stories at July 14 talk
    Rita Chhablani of Clarendon Hills and India – as in the subcontinent – will read from her newly published short story collection "Despite Odds: Tales of Choices" at 7 p.m. July 14 at the Clarendon Hills Public Library. Her stories are...
  • McCain to meet with Afghan leaders during holiday troop visit

    WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain will celebrate the Fourth of July in Afghanistan in what is becoming a tradition for the Senate Armed Services chairman. The Arizona Republican also will meet with Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in...
  • Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results

    Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results
    After months of procrastination, I finally made it back to Koreatown. My destination was the Kae Sung Market. What, you might ask, was a La Cañadan doing “outside the bubble” in KTown? The answer was simple. I don’t make kimchi and all...
  • Afghan court reduces death sentences for four in mob killing of woman

    Afghan court reduces death sentences for four in mob killing of woman
    An Afghan appeals court has reduced the death sentences of four men found guilty in the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book. The decision to reduce the sentences to between 10 and 20 years was...
  • With $150-million 'Great Wall,' Legendary aims to bridge U.S.-China film gap

    With $150-million 'Great Wall,' Legendary aims to bridge U.S.-China film gap
    More than four years ago, just as China’s movie market was starting to boom, Thomas Tull, the producer behind blockbusters including “The Dark Knight,” “The Hangover,” “Man of Steel” and “300,” was...
  • Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman

    An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday. Three of the men convicted of the murder of Farkhunda Malikzada in March were instead...
  • Mumbai horse carriage ban leaves working families in fear

    Drivers of Mumbai's iconic horse-drawn carriages can't imagine not plying the roads pulling photo-snapping tourists atop their kitsch-covered chariots. Yet that time is coming, thanks to a court order calling such superfluous "joyrides" a form of...
  • Taliban attack kills 7 local policemen in Afghanistan

    An Afghan official says a nighttime Taliban attack on police checkpoints in the strategic Wardak province south of the capital, Kabul, has killed seven local policemen. Zakir Hussain Sultani, the deputy provincial governor in Wardak, says the assault...
  • 173 Uighur refugees arrive in Turkey from Thailand

    A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said Thursday. Recep Akyol of the East Turkestan Migrants...
  • Monsters mix with the Great Wall in Matt Damon US-China film

    Matt Damon, one of China's favorite Hollywood stars, said Thursday he was overwhelmed at the fans turning up at his hotel in China — not for him but for an ex-boy band singer who also appears in a Sino-Hollywood fantasy adventure movie. The...
  • Korean War veteran presented with service medal

    On June 29, U.S. Army veteran, Corporal Ernest Maynard, was presented with a Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal by Congressman Joe Courtney at the Enfield Town Hall. After serving with General Patton's 3rd Army in World War II, Maynard, 91, left the U.S....