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Booming Turkish TV drama industry captures hearts and minds worldwide and boosts tourism

Booming Turkish TV drama industry captures hearts and minds worldwide and boosts tourism

ISTANBUL (AP) — Under the sweltering Turkish sun, tourists wander through sets that recreate Ottoman and Byzantine-era castles, take selfies with actors in traditional Ottoman costumes and watch horseback stunt performances.
On anniversary of Frida Kahlo's death, her art's spirituality keeps fans engaged around the globe

On anniversary of Frida Kahlo's death, her art's spirituality keeps fans engaged around the globe

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida Kahlo had no religious affiliation.
An Indian billionaire’s son is married after lavish celebrations that spotlight his global clout

An Indian billionaire’s son is married after lavish celebrations that spotlight his global clout

NEW DELHI (AP) — It has been a wedding like no other — and the festivities have been going on for months.
Canadian musicians look to 'America's Got Talent,' other TV contests for career boost

Canadian musicians look to 'America's Got Talent,' other TV contests for career boost

Why would an established, award-winning band seek the approval of Simon Cowell and other show judges?
Quebec town leaders, residents unite to decide fate of mine with ties to Pentagon

Quebec town leaders, residents unite to decide fate of mine with ties to Pentagon

MONTREAL — Five Quebec municipalities located by a proposed site for a graphite mine with ties to the Pentagon have created an alliance to accelerate public consultations on the project and pressure the provincial government to listen to what locals
Can AI be an author? Federal Court asked to decide in new copyright case

Can AI be an author? Federal Court asked to decide in new copyright case

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Canada is being asked to declare that only humans — and not artificial intelligence — can be considered authors under Canada’s copyright law.
A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April, it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center.
Who is the Buddhist nun who built a global charity from a tiny apartment in rural Taiwan?

Who is the Buddhist nun who built a global charity from a tiny apartment in rural Taiwan?

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The Buddhist teacher who founded what is now a global charity and religion with a $283 million operating budget grew up at a time when women could not be ordained as Buddhist nuns.
A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April , it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center.
Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

The judge's decision ends the criminal culpability of the actor after a nearly three-year saga that began when a revolver he was pointing at Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal went off, killing her.