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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. ...

Taipei Lantern Festival to feature 6-meter dancing light

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taipei Lantern Festival, which features a colossal main light and concerts, will take place in Wanhua District from Dec. 17-26. The festival's 6-meter tall...

Train kills 2 elephants walking on track in northeast India

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India’s Assam state, authorities said Wednesday. “The two adult elephants were walking o...

Review: In memoir, it's good to be comedy king Mel Brooks

“All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” by Mel Brooks (Ballantine) Bagels and Nova Scotia lox for the writing team’s breakfast while punching up the script for “Blazing S...

Veterinarians call for medical care for 2 Pakistan elephants

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The head of a team of veterinarians on Tuesday called for urgent medical care for a pair of elephants in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Dr. Frank Goeritz,...

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapego...

The meaning of Taiwan's I Mean Us

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Music is about relationships, inside and outside the band. It’s about the way the members of a group navigate the hellscape of modern society and the way they intera...

Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

CALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial against a group of men accused of poaching endangered Sumatran elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife cons...

Gabon is last bastion of endangered African forest elephants

PONGARA NATIONAL PARK, Gabon (AP) — Loss of habitat and poaching have made African forest elephants a critically endangered species. Yet the dense forests of sparsely populated Gabon in the Congo Rive...

English cricket racism exposed by victim Rafiq at parliament

LONDON (AP) — English cricket was forced to confront its racist culture on Tuesday when former player Azeem Rafiq testified through tears at a parliamentary hearing but with a determination to expose ...

Indonesia baby elephant dies after losing half of her trunk

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A baby elephant in Indonesia’s Sumatra island died Tuesday after losing half her trunk to a trap set by poachers who prey on the endangered species, officials said, despit...

Baby elephant loses half its trunk to Indonesia poacher trap

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A baby elephant in Indonesia's Sumatra island has had half of her trunk amputated after being caught in what authorities said Monday was a trap set by poachers who prey on...

Out of time: Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Going into overtime Friday night, negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow were still trying to find common ground on phasing out coal, when nations need to update t...

What sub spat? Harris didn't discuss it with French leader

PARIS (AP) — Talk about ignoring the elephant in the room: When she met this week with French President Emmanuel Macron, Vice President Kamala Harris says she didn’t even discuss the secret submarine ...

Alibaba fails to curb excess in shopping fest

Toning down the world's largest spectacle of consumption to avoid a clash with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s common prosperity drive and environmental goals was never going to be an easy fe...