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Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa blames others for anti-Muslim attacks

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:08PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader has blamed unnamed conspirators for carrying out anti-Muslim attacks during his tenure as he tries to woo estranged minority communities in his comeback bid in next month’s parliamentary elections.

Taiwan, Thailand join deal to end tariffs on tech products

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:27AM UTC

BERLIN (AP) — The World Trade Organization says Taiwan and Thailand have joined an agreement reached last week to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products.

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 7:58AM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity has tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in H1 global vehicle sales

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:48PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out at the top in the intensely competitive tallies.

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua province

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:00AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday (2141 GMT) and was centered 247 kilometers (153 miles) west of Jayapura,