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Southern Taiwan swimmers stained with oily sludge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 10 people were heavily stained with patches of oily black sludge after taking an early morning swim in the waters of Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiu...

Mexico's Tulum resort suffers another blow: overdevelopment

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities said Tuesday the Caribbean resort of Tulum has authorized too much development, the latest blow to what was long considered one of Mexico’s most la...

Mexican state police relieve local force in resort of Tulum

MEXICO CITY (AP) — State police announced Sunday that they have taken over law enforcement duties in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum, relieving a municipal force that has been charged in the ...

Mexico: Woman who died in police custody also was abused

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who died in police custody over the weekend in a Caribbean beach resort had also suffered abuse by her companion, who has been arrested, Mexican authorities said ...

Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva in forgery case

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah will go on trial in Switzerland this month in a forgery case he has said is linked to political rivalry within Kuwait’s royal family. ...

Candidate in tainted Asian soccer election calls for re-run

GENEVA (AP) — The candidate for FIFA’s top decision-making body who lost after facing gender bias and improper influence said on Tuesday the Asian Football Confederation should re-run its tainted elec...

Qatar to host 2030 Asian Games, Saudi Arabia in 2034

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — The 2030 Asian Games were awarded to Doha on Wednesday and the 2034 event went to Riyadh after a deal was struck between the rival nations. The Qatari capital of ...

Bolivia: pueblos andinos vuelven al trueque ante la pandemia

LA PAZ (AP) — En muchos pueblos remotos de los Andes bolivianos ha regresado el trueque, una práctica ancestral que estaba casi desaparecida pero que ahora está salvando del hambre y la escasez a indí...

Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AP) — Regional rivals Qatar and Saudi Arabia will compete to host the 2030 Asian Games. The capital cities of Doha and Riyadh are the two bidders to meet the ent...

2nd cocaine flight in 2 days lands in Mexico coastal state

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials seized a small plane carrying cocaine from South America on Tuesday, the second such flight detected in two days, authorities said. Both planes l...

Soldier slain, general wounded during Mexico drug plane raid

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican soldier was killed and a general wounded Monday when traffickers opened fire on a military patrol that sought to intercept a drug plane as it landed on a roadway, official...

Shocking amount of plastic found inside beached whale in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An autopsy of a pregnant whale beached in eastern Taiwan revealed that its stomach was a "chaotic mess" of plastic garbage, according to the Ocean Conservation A...

Asian Games: Finding a seat no problem at track and field

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Some Asian Games crowds have been sparse, particularly at track and field where fewer than 5,000 fans at evening finals have been packed into a cordoned off section along the...

1st doping case of Asian Games is Turkmenistan wrestler

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first doping case of the Asian Games has been registered against a wrestler from Turkmenistan. The Olympic Council of Asia issued a statement Friday say...

Nationality confusion forces Zabelinskaya out of Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One thing seems certain amid the conjecture over Olympic medalist Olga Zabelinskaya's bid to switch nationality from Russia to Uzbekistan — she won't be competing at the Asia...