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Can Bollywood women be compared to those in Hollywood?

India's Hindi film industry, Bollywood, is based out of the country's financial capital, Mumbai. The name Bollywood is a compound of the words Bombay, the old name for the city of Mumbai, and ...

For nearly a quarter century, an AP correspondent watched the Putin era unfold in Russia

NARVA, Estonia (AP) — At the Ivangorod-Narva border crossing, the last glimpse of Russia is of a sprawling fortress and the first sight of Estonia is another fortress on the other bank of a slender ri...

Felony convictions vacated for 4 former Navy officers in sprawling 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The felony convictions of four former Navy officers in one of the worst bribery cases in the maritime branch's history were vacated Wednesday following allegations of prosecutorial mi...

Opening statements begin in website founder's 2nd trial over ads promoting prostitution

PHOENIX (AP) — A founder of the classified site Backpage.com and four employees carefully strategized how to bring in ads for prostitution to maintain their top-earning platform, a prosecutor said Thu...

Backpage founder faces 2nd trial over what prosecutors say was a scheme to sell sex through ad sales

PHOENIX (AP) — A founder of the lucrative classified site Backpage.com will face his second trial on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money in what authorities say was a scheme to k...

Taiwan commemorates International Memorial Day for 'Comfort Women'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (TWRF) (婦女救援基金會) held a press conference on Monday (Aug. 14) to mark the International Memorial Day for "Comfort Women,&quo...

Romanian care homes scandal spotlights abuse described as 'inhumane and degrading'

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — After receiving distressed text messages from a young man worried about the conditions his friend was living in at a social care home in central Romania, Georgiana Pascu arra...

Breakthrough in Long Island serial killings shines light on the many unsolved murders of sex workers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The discovery of four dead women in a drainage ditch just outside Atlantic City was shocking news in 2006. International media flocked to the seaside gambling ...

Zimbabwean women are reduced to cheerleaders in the upcoming election, activists say

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a large hall at the headquarters of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party, women responded with roaring cheers when President Emmerson Mnangagwa described them as the party’s “bac...

Amsterdam wants ships to moor less, votes to move terminal out of city in latest hit to tourism

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam wants to move a cruise liner terminal out of the heart of the historic capital city as the latest step in its ongoing battle against pollution and hordes of tourists cloggin...

AP Was There: NY suburb deals with latest notorious murder case

OAK BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — Authorities in New York have arrested a man in connection with some of the killings on Long Island known as the Gilgo Beach murders. Rex Heuermann, an architect ...

In '20 Days in Mariupol' documentary, the horrors of war are illuminated

Associated Press video journalist Mstyslav Chernov had just broken out of Mariupol after covering the first 20 days of the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian city and was feeling guilty about leaving. ...

Police in south Taiwan arrest 12 Vietnamese in brothel bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in Kaohsiung’s Xinxing District, acting on an anonymous tip, raided a massage parlor and arrested 15 people for crimes related to operating a brothel and enga...

Cormac McCarthy, lauded author of 'The Road' and 'No Country for Old Men,' dies at 89

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who in prose both dense and brittle took readers from the southern Appalachians to the desert Southwest in such novels as “Th...

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was also successful in soccer at AC Milan and Monza

MILAN (AP) — From his grand entrance by helicopter after buying AC Milan to empowering Monza up to Serie A for the first time in its history, Silvio Berlusconi dominated Italian soccer for decades jus...