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...

Thai police search for more firearms in said plot to kill PM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday that they're looking for more weapons believed to be part of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, after police discovered guns and thousands of bullets alle...

Myanmar hard-line Buddhists protest citizenship for Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists in a Myanmar state wracked by religious violence protested Sunday against the government's plan to give citizenship to some members of the persec...

Memorial service held to commemorate White Terror victims

A memorial service was held in New Taipei on Saturday to commemorate the victims of the White Terror era, a period of political persecution in Taiwan that lasted from 1949 to 1987. Over 100 victims...

Kofi Annan calls on Myanmar to allow access to troubled area

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended that the government allow aid workers and journalists free access to an area in western Myanmar ...

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...

In the wilds of Mongolia: Horses, sand dunes and stargazing

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — I'm a city girl. I did not grow up camping, have never pitched a tent and know nothing of the Girl Scouts beyond Thin Mints or Samoa cookies. Certainly no one would use th...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korea's acting leader turns down the resignation offers made by senior advisers to ousted President Park Geun-hye. The Constitutional Court ruled Friday...

China says rebuilding major western Buddhist learning center

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is rebuilding a major center of Buddhist learning in the country's west, following reports last year that the complex was being demolished and its residents evicted. ...

Taiwan honors fallen WWII soldiers at memorial in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A delegation of 50 Taiwanese officials and expatriates attended a memorial service on Saturday at a cemetery in Ramgarh district of the Indian state of Jharkhand...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — In a historic, unanimous ruling, South Korea's Constitutional Court formally removes impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal t...

Thai law enforcement seeks defrocking of Buddhist monk

BANGKOK (AP) — Law enforcement authorities have appealed to Thailand's ecclesiastical supervisory board to defrock a senior Buddhist monk they've been unable to arrest on charges of accepting embezzle...

AP Explains: What's behind ouster of South Korean leader

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After months of a political scandal that has crippled South Korea, President Park Geun-hye on Friday was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court. ...