Ancient wrestling offers a future for some in modern India

India Traditional Wrestling

BAHADURGARH, India (AP) — Wearing nothing but loincloths, a group of boys warm up by climbing...


Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress party

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, on Saturday took over as president of the main opposition Congress while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi took the mantle from his mother Sonia Gandhi at...


World unites against NKorea nuke ambitions _ North ignores

UN North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear...


Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island; 2 dead

Indonesia Earthquake

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers...


Report: Rich will get still richer unless policies change

Global Inequality

TOKYO (AP) — Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world’s population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom half. The world’s middle class, made up mostly of people in North America and Europe, has by...


Four Palestinians killed in bloodiest protests since U.S. decision on Jerusalem

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Four Palestinians were killed Friday during violent clashes with Israeli security forces, marking the bloodiest day of demonstrations since President Donald Trump sparked outrage across much of the Middle East by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel....


Peru opposition moves to force out president in corruption case

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Opposition lawmakers began an effort to force Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski out of office after he rebuffed calls to resign over his ties to companies that received payments from disgraced Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA. Congressman from three parties on Friday...


Crushed by debt, refugees have little choice but to return to war-torn Somalia

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya - Her friends were rushing to say goodbye. They gathered in the sliver of shade outside her mud hut, next to the pile of bags packed with everything Khairo Hassan had accumulated as a refugee. “I’m going to miss you,” said one woman, who...


EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talks

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — With British Prime Minister Theresa May already back home, European Union leaders stood united Friday in saluting the outcome of the first phase of Brexit negotiations, but warned London it will be “dramatically difficult” to get a full departure deal by the March 2019 deadline. In...


4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

Israel Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza’s border on Friday as the fallout continued over President Donald Trump’s announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem as...


Brexit marathon passes first milestone with hard yards ahead

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The first phase of Brexit talks is done. Now comes the hard part. Prime Minister Theresa May has secured agreement from the European Union to move on from discussing the divorce terms to mapping out a plan for the future trade relationship. Before that, she wants to nail down a...

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