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Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

BANGKOK — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honour the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov.
Tennis, musical are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

Tennis, musical are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests.
Marvel's Kevin Feige to be honoured at 45th Saturn Awards

Marvel's Kevin Feige to be honoured at 45th Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES — Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honoured at the 45th annual Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. Feige is set to receive the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award at the ceremony Friday night.
US judge denies bail to ex-Peru president in corruption case

US judge denies bail to ex-Peru president in corruption case

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S.
Yahoo Japan making tender offer for retailer Zozo at $3.7B

Yahoo Japan making tender offer for retailer Zozo at $3.7B

TOKYO — Yahoo Japan Corp. announced a tender offer worth an estimated 400 billion yen ($3.7 billion) for Zozo Inc., a Japanese online retailer started by a celebrity tycoon.
Tip leads to arrest of 2 who escaped prison van last month

Tip leads to arrest of 2 who escaped prison van last month

PHOENIX — Sixteen days of chasing countless leads about husband and wife fugitives who escaped a prison transport van taking them to face allegations of killing a man ended when a tip led authorities to a house in a remote Arizona community.

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday.
Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S.

The Fed and ECB aim to avoid downturns but with limited ammo

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are struggling mightily to invigorate their economies at a time when growth is slowing, governments remain on the sidelines and the banks' usual stimulative tools appear less effective th

Author JK Rowling makes huge gift for MS research

LONDON — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a centre named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.