AP Explains: What's behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple

BANGKOK (AP) — It's more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world's biggest religious complex. Yet few non-Budd...

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tin, her husband and five children have cleared years of refugee hurdles to come to the U.S.: blood tests, interviews, DNA and fingerprints, background checks. She has he...

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tin, her husband and five children have cleared years of refugee hurdles to come to the U.S.: blood tests, interviews, DNA and fingerprints, background checks. She has he...

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tin, her husband and five children have cleared years of refugee hurdles to come to the U.S.: blood tests, interviews, DNA and fingerprints, background checks. She has he...

AP PHOTOS: Fire extinguishers at China's Great Hall

BEIJING (AP) — Because safety comes first, fire extinguishers are ubiquitous in and around Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the annual sessions of China's ceremonial parliament and its offici...

Thai king strips monastic title from wanted Buddhist abbot

BANGKOK (AP) — A Buddhist abbot whom police are seeking to arrest for accepting donations of embezzled money has been stripped of a royally bestowed religious title. A statement from...

China says Dalai Lama border visit would damage India ties

BEIJING (AP) — China is warning of "severe damage" to relations with India if the Dalai Lama proceeds with a visit to a disputed area along their border. Foreign Ministry spokesman G...

Events and activities in Taiwan for Feb. 10-17

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The following is a list of notable events taking place in Taiwan from Feb. 10 to Feb. 17: Lantern Festival The National Lantern Festival will be held on Feb. 11 in Yunlin...

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ASIA: TRUMP-CHINA-JUDGE'S COMMENTS — A judge in China's top court labels Donald Trump an enemy "of the rule of law" over his insults directed at a U.S. judge who temporarily blocked ...

Netizens dub lantern 'most creepy in Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A life-sized lantern sculpture of a girl with black, hollow eyes slowly rocking in a swing is generating buzz on social media in Taiwan for its creepy look that resemb...

'Detention' video game relives Taiwan's White Terror era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An online game “Detention” portraying Taiwan’s White Terror era in the 1960s has gone viral since it was released on Steam last Thursday, sparking d...

Court: Indian candidates can't use faith, caste to get votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court has ruled that election candidates cannot use religion or caste to seek votes, describing them as corrupt practices under electoral laws. India has...

Thai parliament grants king power to name Buddhist patriarch

BANGKOK (AP) —  Thailand's military-appointed parliament has granted the king absolute power in naming a supreme patriarch, the top ecclesiastical position of Thai Buddhism. The amen...

Australia attempts to extradite IS suspect from Turkey

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia says it is attempting to extradite from Turkey a man suspected of being a high-profile Australian recruiter for the Islamic State movement. The g...

Dalai Lama: "I have no worries' about Trump's election

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday he has "no worries" about Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, adding that he expects the businessman w...