Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants
Pakistan's car market has been dominated by Japanese automakers for decades, but a mini-economic revival looks set to attract new players from Europe and Korea into the mix. Despite heavy taxation on imported vehicles, enthusiasm for owning a car in Pakistan has remained undented -- thanks in part to underdeveloped public transport in the country's sprawling cities, but also the social status it brings. Toyota, Suzuki and Honda car assembly plants already work around the clock in the southern port city of Karachi and eastern Lahore -- yet customers can still wait for up to four months for new vehicles to be delivered.
'Downton' producer open to possibility of big-screen film
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) ? Here's a roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:
Corruption in Kenya 'worse than ever' says veteran campaigner
Corruption in Kenya is sliding out of control, veteran anti-corruption activist and whistle-blower John Githongo has warned in an interview following a scathing audit of government finances. The comments also came after US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya when he spoke of "the cancer of corruption". The publication of an official audit found just one percent of Kenya government spending and a quarter of the entire $16 billion (15 billion euro) budget was properly accounted for.
Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants
NEW YORK (AP) ? President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.
Mexico news photographer found slain in capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.
Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ? Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night.
Seahawks finalize contract extension with LB Bobby Wagner
At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries
Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescuedLIMA, Peru (AP) ? Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, government officials said.
Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract