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India accuses China of illegal construction in border area

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to China's construction of a second bridge across disputed Pangong Lake, an area it said has been under the "illegal occupation” of China since the 1960s. ...

Builders hurt protected areas in climate-weary Puerto Rico

SALINAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jacqueline Vázquez was sitting on the couch when her phone rang. She had just returned from a government office where she filed a complaint about illegal ...

Muslim properties razed in New Delhi after communal violence

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities used bulldozers to raze a number of Muslim-owned shops in New Delhi before India's Supreme Court halted the demolitions Wednesday, days after communal violence shook the c...

Gas explosion in sewer kills 12 in Pakistan's largest city

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful gas explosion in a sewage system in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, killed at least 12 people and injured 11 others Saturday, police and a health official said. ...

Nature campaigners urge Albania to stop hydropower plants

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Wildlife campaigners on Monday called on the Albanian government to stop the construction of two hydropower plants in a protected nature area in the north of the country. ...

Albania court halts power plant construction in scenic park

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian campaigners gave a cautious welcome Thursday to a Supreme Court ruling that halted construction of two hydroelectric power plants in a protected nature area. ...

All 14 workers lost in tunnel flood in China confirmed dead

BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief s...

Residents evacuated from condo can retrieve essential items

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a South Florida condo who were forced to evacuate over concerns about the building's structural integrity will be allowed to return to retrieve essential it...

China pledges harsh penalties ahead of party anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — China is pledging to harshly punish anyone responsible for major industrial accidents or outbreaks of violence in coming days as the ruling Communist Party prepares lavish celebrations ...

Gas explosion in central China kills at least 12

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the ...

China: Several dead, scores hospitalized after gas explosion

A natural gas explosion in central China has left nearly a dozen people dead and scores more injured, state media reported on Sunday. The blast happened in Shiyan, a city of more than 3 million peopl...

8 dead, 3 injured in China factory's chemical leak

BEIJING (AP) — Eight people died and three others were injured when a toxic chemical leaked Saturday at a plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang, authorities said. The le...

Egypt officials: Cairo building partially collapses; 3 dead

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building in Cairo partially collapsed overnight, killing at least three people, Egyptian officials said on Monday. By late morning, rescue workers were sti...

Pakistan's Arabian Sea islands risk environmental disaster

The government's decision to establish the Pakistan Islands Development Authority and bring the Bundal and Dingi islands off the Karachi coast under federal authority shocked Majeed Motani, a 70-y...

2 children rescued in Turkey as quake death toll reaches 81

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Monday brought out two girls alive from the wreck of their collapsed apartment buildings in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, three days after a strong earthquake...