Trailblazing South Africa equestrian turns to new generation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A poised young black woman balances atop a white horse cantering around the ring, standing tall as she moves through several gymnastic poses. When she dismounts, ...

Turkmen president's song becomes Asian Indoor Games' anthem

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan has made a song performed by its authoritarian president the anthem of an international sports competition. President Gurbanguly Berdymukha...

Turkmenistan leader's son gets senior parliament job

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The only son of Turkmenistan's longtime president has become a senior lawmaker. The government daily Neutral Turkmenistan reported Tuesday that Serdar B...

Longtime ruler of Turkmenistan sworn in for new term

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The longtime leader of Turkmenistan has been sworn in for a new term after winning nearly 98 percent of the vote against rivals who had all declared their support for his...

Turkmenistan's leader set to win re-election

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The authoritarian president of Turkmenistan is set to sail to victory in Sunday's election where eight other candidates are on the ballot, but all praise his polices. ...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top imagery and news moments made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean that were published in the last week. Dem...

AP PHOTOS: Horse riding improves life for disabled Haiti boy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Judeley Hans Debel runs as fast as his prosthetic leg can take him when he arrives at a Haitian equestrian center. A riding session with his favorite horse is the highligh...

The Latest: Castro brother pleased by honors for Fidel

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro (all times local): 12:00 p.m. One of Fidel Castro's brothers is remembering the late Cuban leader...

Fool's gold no more? Smokies' missing link nears completion

WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Efforts to extend a serpentine ridge-top road with soaring views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been thwarted for decades as engineers have grappled with how to ...

Beirut's racetrack, once a chic hotspot, falls on hard times

BEIRUT (AP) -- Beirut's famous racetrack, which once entertained Middle Eastern royalty, has fallen on hard times, and the fight over its future is revealing competing visions for public space in the ...

Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- One of Lisbon's most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. But what's on display inside has been turning heads for centuries.The National Coach Mu...

Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- One of Lisbon's most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. But what's on display inside has been turning heads for centuries.The National Coach Mu...

King Pu-tsung spars with Tuan Yi-kang

Former National Security Council Secretary-General King Pu-tsung and DPP legislator Tuan Yi-kang have been slinging old mud at each other recently. On Thursday King seemed ready to call some sort of t...