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Stock Market Today: Asian Stocks Mixed as Japan Business Confidence Rises and US Shutdown Averted

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks rose mostly in weak trading Monday, with many markets closed for holidays. Markets in China are closed for a week-long holiday. Markets in South Korea were also closed. Oil prices rose and US futures rose as the threat of a US crisis federal government shutdown backed off after Congress passed… Read More »

Valentino returns to Les Beaux-Arts de Paris with a modern twist; Burton says goodbye to McQueen

PARIS (AP) — Valentino took a sentimental trip to Les Beaux-Arts on Sunday, revisiting the prestigious Parisian art school where its founder, Valentino Garavani, was once a student. Immerse yourself in highlights from Paris’ spring/summer 2024 ready-to-wear collections, including the end of an era at Alexander McQueen, as its lauded designer Sarah Burton presented her… Read More »

India’s devastating monsoon season is a sign of things to come as weather and poor planning combine

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Sanjay Chauhan has witnessed monsoon rains batter his home and farm in the Indian Himalayas this year with a magnitude and intensity he has never experienced before. “Buildings have collapsed, roads are broken, there have been so many landslides, including one that destroyed a large part of my orchard,” said the… Read More »

North Macedonia national park’s growing bear population poses a threat to residents

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A growing population of bears poses a threat to people in an area in the west North Macedoniawhere bear break-ins are increasingly common. This year, a dozen cases of bears trying to break into homes in search of food have been reported by fearful residents living in the mountainous area… Read More »

Ringo Starr on ‘Rewind Forward,’ Writing Country Music, The Beatles’ Final AI-Assisted Track, and More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are rock stars, and then there are Ringo Starr — Beatles drummer, award-winning soloist, photographer, narrator, actor, activist. To call him prolific would almost undermine his accomplishments. But it also feels right. “Rewind Forward,” released on October 13, is their fourth Extended Play release in three years. “I’ve loved EPs… Read More »

Football star Paulinho becomes Brazil’s torchbearer for his sometimes persecuted Afro-Brazilian faith

LAGOA SANTA, Brazil (AP) — When Brazilian soccer player Paulinho scored a goal at the Tokyo Olympics, he celebrated by pointing an imaginary arrow at the cameras in honor of a deity in his persecuted Afro-Brazilian faith — and aiming at religious targets . intolerance. Shortly after, he lost more than 10,000 followers on social… Read More »

Stock Market Today: Asian Stocks Fall as Eyes Turn to Chinese Economy and Possible US Shutdown

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell mostly Tuesday on concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown and the troubled Chinese economy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.0% in afternoon trading to 32,357.25. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5% to 7,044.90. South Korea’s Kospi fell nearly 1.3% to 2,463.63. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.9% to… Read More »

RYDER CUP ’23: A look inside the walls of 11th-century Marco Simone castle

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — First came the castle. Then the golf course. The almost 300,000 fans who descended the club Marco Simone for the Ryder Cup This week they will be able to see the 11th-century castle of the same name from several points on the course – it is squeezed between the sixth… Read More »

The threat of wildfires is increasing. The same happens with new artificial intelligence solutions to combat them

LONDON (AP) — Wildfires fueled by climate change have Maui’s devastated communities for the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, depleting firefighters and fueling the search for new solutions. Enter artificial intelligence. Firefighters and startups are using AI-enabled cameras to scan the horizon for signs of smoke. A German company is building a constellation of… Read More »

A court in China sentences a famous Uyghur scholar to life in prison, says foundation

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Uyghur scholar who specializes in studying the folklore and traditions of her people has been sentenced to life in prison, according to a U.S.-based foundation that works on human rights cases in China. Rahile Dawut was convicted on charges of endangering state security in December 2018 in a secret trial,… Read More »