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Nigerian boy tells of abduction by extremists and his escape

KANKARA, Nigeria (AP) — It was late Friday night when Usama Aminu heard gunshots, at first thinking they had come from the nearby town. As soon as he and the other students at the Government Science S...

Japan's 'yami kawaii' culture breaks down mental health barriers

To the outside observer, the "yami kawaii" subculture of Japanese fashion can be unsettling, disturbing. It brings together the cute pinks and pastels of more mainstream "kawaii culture...

Lives Lost: An Egyptian doctor, the 'backbone' of his family

CAIRO (AP) — Dr. Ahmed el-Lawah liked to gather the whole family every week at his home in the Egyptian city of Port Said — his parents, his wife and children, all his siblings, their kids and their k...

Hundreds rally during Zimbabwe's new anti-sanctions holiday

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The massive march that Zimbabwe's government tried to rouse for a new anti-sanctions public holiday has fizzled, with hundreds of people turning out in the capital. ...

Dead body, head wrapped in school uniform, found floating off coast of Miaoli, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (Aug. 10) an unidentified body was found floating in the ocean off of Miaoli County and investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify the decea...

Congo student with Ebola still finds a way to take exams

BENI, Congo (AP) — Claude Mabowa Sasi had lost his mother, a brother and a sister to Ebola. Instead of fearing death when he, too, was diagnosed with the disease, the young man had a different worry: ...

Sweet food, bitter effect in India and Bangladesh

"It's something that's not going to go away," said Rohin Sarin, a 17-year-old diabetic in New Delhi. His friends in their blue and brown school uniform know that Rohin always needs h...

Sweet food, bitter effect in India and Bangladesh

"It's something that's not going to go away," said Rohin Sarin, a 17-year-old diabetic in New Delhi. His friends in their blue and brown school uniform know that Rohin always needs h...

Boys at Taiwan high school wear skirts for one week to break gender stereotypes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Male students at the New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School (板橋高中) marked the 73rd anniversary of their school Saturday (May 11) with a week-long activity during ...

Thom Browne blurs sartorial styles as VIPs hit Zendaya show

PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever....

Student designers awarded in Taiwanese high school uniform contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, Dec. 1 in Taipei, the Ministry of Education announced the winners in the 2018 high school and middle school student-designed uniform contest. The organizer...

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

BAGHDAD (AP) — It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised ...

Markle had a Hollywood-but-humble youth before royalty rang

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan Markle's road to royalty ran through Hollywood. The American actress set to marry Prince Harry May 19 spent her formative years in the Los Angeles neighborh...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 23 The Charlotte Observer acknowledges the country's past with lynching...

Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents. Taimei Elem...