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A look at victims of the attack outside London’s Parliament

LONDON—The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. The dead included a British policeman stabbed to death, an American tourist celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary and a British school administrator adored in the Spanish town where she …

North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of –North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of “holes and contradictions.” The North’s response came a day after Malaysian police said they were seeking two …

Korean Mungbean Pancakes

Mung beans have been a staple of the cuisines of India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. And with good reason. They are a delicious and healthy source of protein and fiber. In the U.S., we tend to know them mostly in their sprouted state, and by the rather simple name of …

In tech: New Motorola smartphones; faster future memory chip

Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. These new models – the Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style – will appeal largely to people who have to pay full prices …

Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. Thailand, downgraded with Malaysia last year because of pervasive labor abuses in its lucrative fishing …

Greece, creditors get down to business on bailout deal

ATHENS, Greece — Technical talks over Greece’s third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country’s creditors continued arriving in Athens Monday. The talks involving lower-levels officials, delayed from last Friday, are set to incorporate a wide array of issues such as pensions and …

Competing Utah holidays celebrates pioneers, pie and beers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most people are gathering Friday in Utah to celebrate the state’s Mormon heritage at Pioneer Day parades featuring floats, carriages and women in prairie dresses. But many non-Mormons will be enjoying an increasingly popular counter-holiday with a playful name: Pie and Beer Day. A few gathered on patios and lawns …

Cara Delevingne takes ‘joy ride’ from fashion to film

View image | gettyimages.com LOS ANGELES — Cara Delevingne wants you to know she didn’t strut directly from the fashion runway onto Hollywood movie sets. The British model wasn’t hand-picked by studio executives for her lead role in “Paper Towns,” which opened this weekend. She won the part after an audition process that included 100 …

Small plane crashes in Tokyo neighborhood; 3 dead, 3 survive

View image | gettyimages.com TOKYO — A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage, officials said. The single-engine propeller plane plowed into and set ablaze a row of houses just minutes …

Suicide car bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 4

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has rammed his car into the protective perimeter outside a well-known hotel in the Somali capital Sunday, killing at least four people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the blast has caused an extensive damage on the Jazeera Hotel, which is often frequented by government …

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