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China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth

BEIJING — China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.
Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

KABUL — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said.
'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — "The Casagrandes," Nickelodeon's new original animated series that centres around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.
Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit

Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Netflix has released a movie based on the so-called Panama Papers despite an attempt by two lawyers to stop the streaming premiere.
'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

LOS ANGELES — The vast catalogue of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.
Film academy honours 16 Student Academy Award winners

Film academy honours 16 Student Academy Award winners

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors.

Shaq donates a year's rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy

ATLANTA — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game.
Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

LONDON — After defying expectations to win the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was battling Friday to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the
Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who has exhausted his appeals, arguing that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his 2002 trial.
Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump.