Update: Early results show Modi’s party in clear lead

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 23:12

The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):9 a.m.Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India's general elections.Election officials begin counting votes of India's massive general elections, in ...

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 09:17

Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old.Archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and four Israeli universities teamed ...

Update: Social media blocked due to Indonesia protests

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 01:55

The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local):1:30 p.m.Indonesia's top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in the capital Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate.A protester ...

Indonesian President Jokowi elected for second term

Asia & Pacific 05/21/19, 19:31

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hard-liners. Declaring victory, Widodo said he and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin, "will be the ...