Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside slum to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.
Fire at British power station under control - RWE npower
LONDON (Reuters) - Fire crews have brought under control a fire that started late on Sunday at Britain's Didcot B Power Station, about 70 miles (113 km) west of London, operator RWE npower said. "Emergency services are still on site but the fire is under control," a spokeswoman for RWE npower told Reuters on Monday. Nobody has been injured in the blaze, the operator said earlier. The fire broke out in one of the cooling towers, the BBC reported earlier on its website, citing Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. ...
Japan casino plan likely delayed again, official says
By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Yuko Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's plan to legalize casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior official said on Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Casino operators including Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment are waiting in the wings as potential investors in what analysts say is one of the world's biggest untapped markets, worth tens of billions of dollars a year. ...
Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.
Small avalanches hamper final search for Nepal storm survivors
By Rupam Jain Nair KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm, officials said on Monday, as rescue crews began to scale back the hunt for survivors of a disaster that killed 40 people. Nearly 600 people have been rescued from the popular hiking trail around Annapurna, the world's tenth highest peak, after it was hit by unseasonable snow and avalanches brought by the tail end of a cyclone that swept through neighboring India. ...