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6 die in post-election rioting in Indonesia, government restricts social media

Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. Read more

Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources. Read more

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost some industry jobs

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals. Now it's facing more change: top employer Volkswagen's total shift into electric cars at the local plant. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Mid Valley family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.

World shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. Read more

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's navy held a major live-fire exercise Wednesday off the island's east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes. Read more

Pope urges China's Catholics to unify after bishop deal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging China's divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. Read more