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With no visitors, Jerusalem citadel undergoes major facelift

JERUSALEM (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic may be keeping tourists away from Jerusalem's ancient citadel, but it has created a rare opportunity for the site to launch a massive restoration and conserva...

Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. ...

Rabada & Stoinis earn Delhi big win over Bangalore in IPL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kagiso Rabada grabbed three wickets in four balls and Marcus Stoinis bludgeoned a half-century as Delhi Capitals surged to the top of the Indian Premier League with ...

Judge's order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners affected by the government’s freeze on green cards earlier th...

The Latest: India caseload shows decline, VP tests positive

NEW DELHI — India recorded 80,472 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, showing a decline from a record high two weeks ago. The Health Ministry raised India’s conf...

Queen of Mandopop A-Mei to hold free concert in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pop star A-Mei (Kulilay Amit, 張惠妹) announced Thursday (Sept. 24) plans to hold a New Year countdown concert in Taitung in a surprising move that has sent many fa...

Asia Today: India's gov't criticized for handling of virus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India counted another record daily increase of coronavirus infections Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faced scathing opposition criticism in Parliament for it...

Israeli soldier's plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahmad Manasra was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the 22-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot while...

In ruling, judge throws lifeline to diversity visa lottery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to resume issuing diversity visas for immigrants from underrepresented countries, partially reversing a pandemic-related freeze on a w...

What does Walmart see in TikTok? Millions of young shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart may be the world's largest retailer but it has mostly failed in its efforts to break Amazon's online dominance. Could TikTok, a fast-growing 3-year-old app f...

Rescuers find 60 survivors after building collapse in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers found one dead body and pulled out nearly 60 survivors from a collapsed residential building in central India, an official said Tuesday. Workers were still ...

Dozens feared trapped in Indian apartment building collapse

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were injured when a residential building collapsed Monday evening in the central Indian state of Maharashtra, media reports said. Rescue workers w...

India PM to lay foundation stone for flashpoint Ram temple in Ayodhya

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a controversial Hindu temple on Wednesday morning. Modi will symbolically lay a 40-kilogram (88 pounds) silver br...

The Latest: UN says 1 billion students affected by closures

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting ...

Sizing up: As pandemic surges, so do waistlines

NEW YORK (AP) — When Allison Weiss Brady and Michael Ladin emerged from weeks of locking down during the pandemic, they needed new clothes in new sizes — for different reasons. Brady...