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Rights groups say new Cuba penal code tougher on dissent

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's parliament has approved a new penal code that officials say modernizes the country's laws but that human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent. ...

Authorities confront north Taiwan cat hoarder, find 47 cats in house

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving reports from a veterinarian and an animal welfare volunteer, two borough chiefs in Taoyuan City confronted cat-hoarding owners to find 47 cats in a single ...

COVID: Beijing residents stock up as city braces for new wave

As the lockdown in Shanghai enters its fourth week, China's capital Beijing is also bracing for a potential surge of COVID-19 cases, as authorities roll out a plan to test 90% of the city's 21...

Indonesia's Indrawati says palm oil export ban will hurt other countries, but necessary

April 22 (Reuters) - Indonesia's new palm oil export ban will hurt other countries but is necessary to try to bring down the soaring domestic price of cooking oil driven up by Russia's war in ...

Indonesia bans palm oil exports

Indonesia announced on Friday a ban on palm oil exports in a bid to stymie the soaring domestic price of cooking oil. Palm oil is the most produced, consumed and traded edible oil in the world. The ...

UN says Ukraine war threatens to devastate many poor nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financi...

Rebuilding Thunder have solid anchor in Gilgeous-Alexander

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti said this season would be about sifting through young talent to see where it fits into future plans. It was a different approa...

Life is slowly returning to the streets of Kyiv

Since early April Kyiv seems to have been noticeably recovering. Many people who left the Ukrainian capital when Russian bombing started at the end of February are now slowly returning to their homes ...

Chaos reigns as quarantined people in Shanghai fight over food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos have emerged in recent days showing chaos in Shanghai as quarantined people fight over food and other supplies while the citywide lockdown continues. One video s...

Drug shortages persist in Russia after start of Ukraine war

First came the warnings, in messages among friends and families and on social media, to stock up on vital drugs in Russia before supplies were affected by crippling Western sanctions over the invasion...

Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules

NEW YORK (AP) — In a recent dispatch from Moscow, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg noted that a new Russian law required him to refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military ope...

California has $600M in unclaimed can, bottle deposits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sitting on a $600 million pile of unclaimed nickel and dime deposits on recyclable cans and bottles and now wants to give some of that back to consumers. ...

Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules

NEW YORK (AP) — In a recent dispatch from Moscow, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg noted that a new Russian law required him to refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” The...

Photos of garbage spilling over Taipei apartment balcony shock netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to photos of garbage in a Taipei City apartment spilling over its balcony, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on Thursday (March...

Stock trader resentenced to 5 years for deadly bunker fire

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader was resentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for his role in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker u...