India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system

NEW DELHI -- Ram Nath Kovind was elected India's new president Thursday, the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the bottom of the Hindu caste system.Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with ...

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

LONDON -- For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a repor...

Air France unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline

PARIS -- Air France on Thursday unveiled a new lower-cost subsidiary called Joon that will specifically target well-travelled millenials.A new medium-haul service will begin operating from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris later ...

[Graphic News] Japanese brands top imported beer in S. Korea

According to the data compiled by Lotte Mart, Japanese beer topped sales in South Korea‘s imported beer market.Japanese beer ranked first with a 21.5 percent share in 2016, followed by German beer at 19.9 percent and Belgium at 1...

Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts

Chinese cities had fewer "good air" days in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite government efforts to curb incessant smog, according to official data.China has vowed to target coal-burning and vehi...

Are you my surreal dad? Dali to be exhumed in paternity case

Salvador Dali's remains are to be exhumed on Thursday from his Spanish hometown in an effort to test a fortune teller's claims the renowned surrealist is her father.The artist's body is buried in the elaborate museum of his work D...

'Couldn't even see the sun': Fire races near Yosemite park

A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns and wafting smoky haze over the park's landmark Half Dome rock fa...

BBC under fire for gender pay gap as top salaries revealed

Britain's public broadcaster BBC came under fire on Wednesday for its gender pay imbalance after it was forced to reveal how much it pays its top-earning talent.For the first time in its 94-year existence, the BBC was this year fo...

UN aid flight carrying journalists barred from Yemen

ADEN (AFP) -- A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has barred a United Nations aid flight from heading to the country's rebel-held capital with journalists on board, the UN and Yemen's government said Wednesday."The coalition s...

Court finds Thai general guilty of human trafficking

BANGKOK (AFP) -- A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim, lucrative trade in Rohin...

Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions

TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Tehran would "respond appropriately" to new US sanctions but that Iran remained committed to its nuclear deal with world powers."The Islamic Republic of Iran wil...

[Graphic News] Cowboys, Yankees world‘s most valuable sports teams

The Dallas Cowboys are the world’s most valuable sports team, according to an annual list published by Forbes that was dominated by National Football League teams.The NFL‘s Cowboys, who last year unseated Spanish soccer club Rea...

Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their family, relatives and media said Tuesday.The bodies were found lying near each other ...

Korean earthquake expert funneled bribes through US banks

The former director of South Korea’s earthquake research center was convicted in federal court of laundering more than $1 million in bribes, prosecutors said Tuesday.Chi Heon-cheol, 59, was convicted Monday of taking more than $1...

Report: Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school

BERLIN (AP) -- At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.Allegations involving the Domspatzen choir in Re...