- UK to pardon thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean.
- American sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — In the age of space travel, an American explorer is preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians.
- Image of Asia: Looking at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney
In this photo by Rick Rycroft, a work titled "Boolaloo" by artist Lou Lambert is on display as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition in Sydney. The outdoor art exhibition in its 20th year features 104 sculptures by artists from 17 countries. A giant red thong, or flip-flop, and a rhinoceros buried in beach sand are among the other sculptures. Johannes Pannekoek was awarded the grand prize for "Change Ahead," which he said was inspired by the twisting courses of rivers and of life. The sculptures will be exhibited on the Sydney coast until Nov. 6.
- Minjee Lee leads Blue Bay LPGA, 2 days after Typhoon Sarika
HAINAN, China (AP) — Minjee Lee birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 65 and a two-stroke lead Thursday in the Blue Bay LPGA, playing in perfect conditions two days after Typhoon Sarika hit the resort.
- Global stocks rise as Clinton, Trump argue economic policy
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks mostly gained Thursday after U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debated economic policy. Investors were awaiting the outcome of a European Central Bank meeting.
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