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In Mexico, killing of young doctor leads to protest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a young doctor in Mexico has led recent medical school graduates to demand changes to a system that often leaves them exposed to danger in remote outposts during the ...

Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday...

North Korea: Kim threatens to use nukes in potential war

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has warned that he is ready to use nuclear weapons in a potential conflict with the United States, state media reported on Thursday. Kim made the threat in a spee...

Videos show riot over lost bank deposits in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dozens of videos surfaced on social media on Sunday (July 10) showing thousands of bank depositors protesting their inability to retrieve funds from their banks in China&#...

Prosecutors demand life sentences for leaders of Dutch gang

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors demanded life sentences Tuesday for five alleged gangsters accused of six murders, four attempted murders and plotting four more hits, in a long-running trial that e...

Dubai arrests 2 Gupta brothers over South African fraud case

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police said Tuesday they arrested two brothers from the Gupta family, wanted over allegedly looting state money with former South African President Jacob Zuma....

India: Why are Punjab singers under attack by criminal gangs?

Rapper-turned-politician Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot and killed by unidentified people on May 29 in a crowded marketplace in Mansa district in Punjab state, a ...

Discrimination against Roma 'is an echo from back then'

The German lawyer Mehmet Daimagüler has long examined the historical legacies of racism and discrimination in Germany and their influence on present state institutions. Born to Turkish parents in Nort...

Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Robert Morse, who won a Tony Award as a hilariously brash corporate climber in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and a second one a generation later as the brill...

Kaohsiung police urge netizens not to share disinformation video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung’s police bureau on Saturday (April 16) clarified the origins of footage showing police shooting a mobster dead in a recent disinformation video that has be...

El Salvador threatens prison for media sharing gang messages

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress, pushing further in the government's dramatic crackdown on gangs, has authorized prison sentences of 10 to 15 years for news media that reproduc...

El Salvador hikes prison sentences for gang members

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Congress on Wednesday increased sentences for crimes committed by gang members, expanding on a state of emergency lawmakers granted last weekend as Presi...

British man who tattooed Taiwan on forehead releases book

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British man who gained notoriety for tattooing Taiwan on his forehead, among other incidents, has released a memoir about his adventures and misadventures across Asia ov...

India's biggest state holds election in key test of Modi's popularity

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (Reuters) - India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh begins voting on Thursday in the first of a series of local elections that will be a key test of the popularity of Prime ...

Review: An imperialist repents in 'Gangsters of Capitalism'

“Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire” by Jonathan M. Katz (St. Martin's Press) Plenty of U.S. veterans of the countr...