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AP PHOTOS: Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a teenage schoolboy, Syeedna Ismail Hussain Banday cultivated pigeon keeping as his favorite hobby in the heart of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Three decades later, though he w...

The battle for Taichung is on

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On the evening of November 24, 2018, the citizens of Taiwan’s second-largest city were stunned as Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the Kuomintang (KMT) beat incumbent Taichun...

Millennial Money: 8 tactics to break credit card debt cycles

Upon paying off between $12,000 and $15,000 in credit card debt in 2019, Yamiesha Bell, a special education teacher in New York, didn’t break up with her credit cards. With goals to...

Tennessee Black-majority town takeover case before judge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top leaders only began increasing scrutiny over a small town’s finances after a predominantly Black administration took over key positions, a move that attorneys on...

MASTERS '22: Hole-by-hole detail with best shots at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 86th Masters to be played April 7-10, with famous shots played at each, the average score and where each hole ranks in difficul...

Over 1,000 register to adopt golden retrievers rescued from south Taiwan puppy mill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After rescuing 14 golden retrievers from an illegal puppy mill, the Chiayi County Livestock Disease Control Center (LDCC) held a lottery on Thursday (March 3) to find them...

Amazon's 'Reacher' brings character closer to author's book

NEW YORK (AP) — Adaptations of books to film and television often take liberties or stray from the original text. Tom Cruise played Jack Reacher twice on film but didn't match the physical description...

COVID, China, climate: Online Davos event tackles big themes

GENEVA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of world leaders, business executives and other heavyweights to go virtual for the second year in a row, but...

Kentucky shelter working to locate pet owners post-tornado

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky animal shelter has been doing its part to help with recovery from last month's tornadoes by reuniting pets lost in the storm with their owners. ...

New animal shelter in Hualien a boost for Taiwan’s pet grooming industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new stray animal shelter inaugurated in Hualien County on Tuesday (Dec. 14) will save animal lives, while it is also expected to engage actively with Taiwan’s pet ...

Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time

CASS LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Animal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty an...

Review: The sunny, shaggy 'Licorice Pizza' soaks up the '70s

It’s school picture day at a high school in Southern California's San Fernando Valley in the opening scene of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1970s-set “Licorice Pizza.” The photographer’s a...

Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna

Gunther the German shepherd spent a recent morning playing with his tennis ball, rolling in the grass, slobbering a little and napping a lot. Later, he had a “meeting” with the real estate agents sell...

Buy cakes at FamilyMart and help Taiwan's strays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — FamilyMart has kicked off a campaign to help sheltered animals in Taiwan that are facing an acute food shortage due to the drop in aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Membe...

Stray dogs in southern Taiwan find new purpose on farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A program run jointly by the Kaohsiung City Animal Protection Office (APO) and the Animal Protection Association (APA) will help sheltered canines start a new life on frui...