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From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star

NEW YORK (AP) — As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name...

India: Killing of Hindu man sparks online outrage

The killing of Rinku Sharma, a 25-year-old man in Dehli, stirred a controversy that spilled on to social media on Friday. Sharma was stabbed to death after a quarrel at a birthday party in outer Delhi...

Threatened French teacher offered top-level state protection

PARIS (AP) — French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday a state school teacher who allegedly received death threats after writing an open letter on the threat of radical Islam to teachers ...

In South Africa, child homicides show violence 'entrenched'

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — At night, Amanda Zitho worries her little boy is shivering and cold in his coffin and yearns to take him a blanket. She knows Wandi’s dead and gone and it’s senseless, b...

Racism targets Asian food, business during COVID-19 pandemic

As the coronavirus spread throughout the U.S., bigotry toward Asian Americans was not far behind, fueled by the news that COVID-19 first appeared in China. Some initial evidence sug...

Rarely seen Shirley Jackson story is finally published

NEW YORK (AP) — Laurence Hyman, son of the late Shirley Jackson, has been on a quest for more than 20 years. Jackson was just 48 when she died, in 1965, and left behind an extensive...

Taiwanese artists bag awards in annual Japanese manga contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cartoonists won big at the 2020 International Manga Award in Japan, claiming three of the 15 prizes, including the Gold Award. Taiwanese comic artist Rumui (韋...

In a year dominated by pandemic, many other dramas unfolded

Not since World War II has a single phenomenon dominated the news worldwide as the COVID-19 pandemic has in 2020. In the United States, a tumultuous presidential election and a wave of protests over r...

Renowned imam calls on Muslims to engage with France

France's latest steps in combating Islamist extremism at home have been closely monitored in Arab countries. The brutal killing of French teacher Samuel Paty, who had shown his pupils cartoons of ...

Samuel Paty: Four students charged over teacher's beheading

Four students have been charged over the killing of a Paris teacher last month, French media reported on Thursday. In October, an Islamist terrorist murdered Samuel Paty and removed his head after th...

Muhammad cartoons: Islamist group says Islamabad agrees to French boycott

A hardline Sunni Islamist party said Friday it was ending its anti-France protests after reaching an agreement with the government. It claimed the authorities agreed to releases protesters and cut dip...

Attacks spur EU to weigh tough border, anti-extremism steps

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers on Friday weighed new measures to counter extremist attacks following a series of killings in Austria and France in recent weeks by lone-wolf attacker...

EU mulls new anti-terror measures

EU interior ministers met Friday to decide how to tackle attacks following a series of killings in Austriaand Francein recent weeks by lone-wolf attackers with links to Islamist groups. Ministers fro...

Saudi Arabia: 'Several' wounded in blast at WWI memorial

A bomb attack at a World War I commemoration ceremony in the Saudi city of Jeddah left "several people" injured on Wednesday, French officials said. Saudi officials later confirmed the bomb...

European leaders weigh terrorism strategy after attacks

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France, Austria, Germany and the EU are meeting Tuesday to discuss Europe’s response to terrorism threats after recent deadly Islamic extremist attacks. F...