• In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo, Nyima Lhamo, 26, wipes a tear as she talks about her uncle Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan religious leader who died in prison last year, during an interview with the Associated Press in Dharmsala, India. She arrived in the northern hill town of Dharmsala via Nepal Sunday after two weeks on the road with the help of smugglers who she paid $9,700 for the trip, leaving her aging mother and a six-year-old daughter, whom she may never see again. “It was necessary as the story of my uncle had to be told to the world. We don’t trust what China is telling us and demand a thorough investigation into his death,” she said, speaking through two translators. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Niece of Tibetan priest flees China, says he died of torture

    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The niece of a prominent Tibetan religious leader has fled China and arrived in exile in northern India to reveal what her family says is the truth about the man’s death in a Chinese prison.

  • Workers secure a fence at Olympic Park as they make preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    4 Russians among 11 positives from London 2012 retests

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

  • Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect of Tuesday's knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled, sits inside a police van as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo to be sent to prosecutors Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The deadliest mass killing in Japan in the post-World War II era raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

    Plot of mass killing got urgent attention in Japan, at first

    TOKYO (AP) — He wrote that he intended to kill disabled people and that his plot would benefit Japanese society. The facility where he worked was so unnerved, it confronted him. He quit the job and police sent him to a psychiatric hospital, but doctors deemed him safe to release 12 days later. In the months that followed, his former workplace increased security, adding cameras to watch the buildings where 150 mentally disabled people resided. But he was left alone, free, unmonitored.

  • This image released by The Shakespeare’s Globe shows Phoebe Pryce, left, and Jonathan Pryce during a performance of "The Merchant of Venice." Fresh off two seasons on “Game of Thrones” as High Sparrow, Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce is now on an international tour as Shylock in a Shakespeare’s Globe production of “The Merchant of Venice” that co-stars his daughter, Phoebe.  (Manuel Harlan/The Shakespeare’s Globe via AP)

    Jonathan Pryce makes ‘Merchant of Venice’ a family affair

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Pryce is no stranger to William Shakespeare, but one play he has refused to do is “The Merchant of Venice” — until now.

  • Sri Lanka 6-1 at stumps after dismissing Australia for 203

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Facing a deficit of 86 runs, Sri Lanka reached 6-1 in its second innings in the first test against Australia before persistent rain brought play to an early close on Wednesday.

  • Horse Haldalgo, representing life-saving US Marine horse Sergeant Reckless who served with the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, is awarded with the PDSA Dickin Medal watched by Sergeant Mark Gostling in London, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Reckless, who survived one of the bloodiest battles in modern military history, has today been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal – known as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross – for her bravery and devotion to duty during the Korean war 1950 until 1953. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor

    LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery.

  • Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, right, congratulates the Coordinating Minister for Legal, Politics and Security Affairs Wiranto after the inauguration ceremony for the new cabinet members at the State Palace in Jakarta, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts the retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    New Indonesia Cabinet includes reformer, rights abuser

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry.

  • Tokyo organizers face more cost increases for 2020 Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away.

  • FILE- In this July 26, 2016, file photo, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd ASEAN regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Despite the Philippines taking on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and winning big, other Southeast Asian nations with similar disputes who attended this week's meetings are apparently backing down from Beijing. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Analysis: China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory.

  • 2 Indians, Filipino among 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Indian who led a grassroots movement on behalf of the low-caste Dalit community and the Philippines’ chief anti-corruption fighter are among the six recipients of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, honoring leadership in solving society’s most intractable problems.