Review: Hootie & the Blowfish return but new album blows

Hootie & the Blowfish, "Imperfect Circle" (Capitol Nashville) Come roll back the years with Hootie & the Blowfish. Their new 13-track offering will transport you to when Bill...

Estate of late Leicester City team owner sued over crash

BANGKOK (AP) — The family of an employee of the Thai owner of England's Leicester City soccer team who died in the same helicopter crash that took her boss's life has sued his estate and his family's ...

International artists inspired by minority communities in Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) Twelve international artists, who have been in Taipei for four weeks visiting local minority communities for inspiration, will showcase their works at Taipei Performing Arts Center, it wa...

Mexico crowns transgender beauty queen in bid for acceptance

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The contestants in the beauty pageant sashayed in red bathing suits, paraded across the stage in evening gowns with plunging necklines and answered questions about climate change an...

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected o...

Slain Iraqi novelist was a secular, civil society activist

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub was a secular civil society activist, an outspoken critic of foreign interference in Iraq and political meddling by powerful Iran-backed militias. ...

Malaysia crowns Sultan Abdullah as new king after shock abdication

Malaysia crowned Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state as the country's sixteenth king on Thursday, following the surprise resignation of Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan on Janua...

Malaysia crowns Pahang state's Sultan Abdullah as 16th king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been crowned as Malaysia's 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudde...

Malaysia appoints new king after royal abdication

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was elected Malaysia's 16th king on Thursday following a meeting with the country's royal households. The appointment followed the sh...

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years ...

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't make it to the premiership a ...

Malaysia state's new sultan tipped to be country's next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The central Malaysian state of Pahang is getting a new sultan who is tipped to become the country's next king under a unique rotating monarchy system. T...

Filipina Francesca Taruc crowned Miss Tourism World 2019 Intercontinental

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just weeks after Catriona Gray of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in mid-December, another Filipina beauty was been crowned the as Miss Tourism World Interc...

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An official says Malaysia's royal families will meet Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly just after two years on the throne. ...

Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-o...