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US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead. Petroleum coke, the bottom-of-th...

US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead. Petroleum coke, the leftover fro...

US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. is shipping vast quantities of an oil-refining byproduct around the world because few American companies want it. Energy-hungry India is the biggest importe...

Men report rape, torture under Sri Lankan government

LONDON (AP) — He was barely a teenager when Sri Lanka's civil war ended, spared by youth from witnessing its horrors. But last year, the brutal conflict caught up with Witness #205. ...

Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka government

LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. ...

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disast...

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The girl was only 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo. "It ...

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.'s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story. It was a big day in thi...

To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

BANGKOK (AP) — With wildlife trafficking escalating worldwide, some countries are starting to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing crime rings. The Un...

Study: 50M at risk of arsenic poisoning in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously thought, according to a new study. ...

4 incidents, 2 deadly, raise questions about Navy operations

BANGKOK (AP) — One major U.S. Navy collision may be an accident, two a coincidence. But analysts say the deadly incidents involving the USS John S. McCain this week and USS Fitzgerald in June call for...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: SINGAPORE-US NAVY SHIP COLLISION — The USS John S. McCain docks at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after an early morning collision with an ...

Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfather

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. warship involved in the collision off Singapore before dawn Monday has a name many Americans recognize — but not for its father-and-son namesakes. Most know S...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NKOREA-TRUMP-A USEFUL THREAT-ANALYSIS — Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's narrativ...

India's wild energy trends raise doubts over coal's future

NEW DELHI (AP) — Within the wild energy market of the world's second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by ther...