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...

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...

Dalai Lama preaches in Mongolia, risking China's fury

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Dalai Lama has preached to thousands of supporters in Mongolia, on a visit set to test the country's ties with China, its powerful neighbor. It was the fi...

Dalai Lama to visit Mongolia, possibly sparking China anger

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian Buddhists say the Dalai Lama will visit the landlocked Asian nation this week, potentially sparking an angry response from China. A monk at the...

Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Su Shan and her partner are raising 5-month-old twins together, but only one of the women is their legal parent. That could soon change as Taiwan appears set to become the ...

Monks gone wild: Fast and furious nuns, monks peering at porn

Over the past week, netizens have posted a series of images and videos on the popular Taiwanese Facebook group Baoliao Commune and the bulletin board website PTT showing Buddhist nuns and monks s...

Sri Lanka cracks down on owners of elephants taken from wild

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — In Sri Lanka, an elephant in the backyard has long been a sign of wealth, privilege and power. But these days it may also be a sign that someone is breaking the law. ...

The Latest: Thai prince presides over king's funeral rite

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the mourning for Thailand's King Bhumibol (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Thailand's crown prince has presided over the bathing of his fat...