Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on Sunday

TOKYO (AP) — The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Sunday. It was the second nuclear bomb dropped by the U.S. three days af...

Virus lockdown for world’s smallest and rarest wild pigs

NEW DELHI (AP) — Pygmy hogs — the world’s smallest and rarest wild pig — are under a virus lockdown. Not because of the coronavirus, but because of the first outbreak of African swin...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up! Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopol...

Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand honeymoon couple stranded on the remote Falkland Islands in March because of the coronavirus has managed to return home by hitching a ride of more than 5,0...

Protests in the long term: How is a lasting legacy cemented?

NEW YORK (AP) — What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success? This year, without a centralized team of senior leaders, perhaps the largest pr...

Israeli artist takes aim at Netanyahu with life-size statue

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Residents of the city of Tel Aviv woke up Wednesday to a jarring site: a pop-up exhibit depicting a life-size statue of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoying a lav...

Norwegian smashes world record for singing Elvis Presley

A Norwegian man on Saturday set the new world record for singing Elvis Presley songs for 50 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds straight in an online competition. Impersonator Kjell Henning Bjornstad, a...

Pakistan: Protests erupt over Parachinar bomb attack

Hundreds of protesters rallied against government troops in the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday after an explosion ripped through a local market, wounding 18 people. The blast too...

The global march of face masks: A mirror on humanity

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France (AP) — House keys, wallet or purse, mobile phone and .... oh, yes: face mask. Reluctantly for many, but also inexorably in the face of a deadly invisib...

Virus means Mexican emigrants send fewer dollars to hometown

NEW YORK (AP) — In the weeks he spent flat on his back in his Brooklyn bunk, wracked with pain and struggling to breathe, Axayacatl Figueroa could think of nothing but the small town and the family he...

Photo of the Day: Chicken helmets spotted in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese netizen posted photos of a cute helmet designed to protect his grandfather's chickens from falling durians, but it apparently failed to have the desired ef...

Adult used kids to snatch, exploit other children in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A scandal involving the abduction and exploitation of young children in a colonial Mexican city popular with tourists widened Wednesday when prosecutors released additional evidence...

Child theft leads Mexican police to gang with 23 stolen kids

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The search for a 2 1/2 year-old boy who was led away from a market in southern Mexico three weeks ago led police to a horrifying discovery Tuesday: 23 stolen children being kept at ...

AP Photos: COVID adds to challenges for Brazil's quilombos

CABO FRIO, Brazil (AP) — In a small room filled with donated bananas, lettuce, toilet paper and more, Rejane Oliveira quickly prepares boxes for more than 100 families in her community in coastal Rio ...

Mock funeral for dog held in South Korea on 'dog meat day'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Activists wore dog masks and held a mock canine funeral during their protests against dog meat consumption in South Korea on Thursday, the first of three “dog meat days” in t...