Exploring Vegan Cafes in Taipei: Meet the founder of Ooh Cha Cha

Can You Introduce Yourself?  Born and raised in Orange County, CA. After graduating from UCLA in 2008, I moved to Taiwan with my then boyfriend, now husband, to travel and live abroad. I became ...

Malaysian PM urges Muslim world to help oppressed Rohingya

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to help end the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, as OIC foreign m...

Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches a...

Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence affecting Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and the safe return of refug...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — Disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye's longtime friend at the center of a massive corruption scandal refuses to testify at Park's impeachment trial,...

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ASIA: SKOREA-JAPAN-SELF-IMMOLATION — A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after he set himself on fire to protest the country's deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves, a S...

S. Korean dies after setting himself ablaze over Japan deal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after he set himself on fire to protest the country's deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves. The 64-year-ol...

China's Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats. State media reported Tuesday that Xinjiang's governor Sh...

S. Korean critical after self-immolating over sex slave deal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean Buddhist monk is in critical condition after setting himself on fire to protest the country's settlement with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves, off...

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NKOREA-KIM'S BIRTHDAY — North Korea is marking Kim Jong Un's birthday on Sunday in a decidedly low-key manner. Though the young leader's birthday is well-known throughout the country, it has yet to be...

S. Korean critical after self-immolating over sex slave deal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean Buddhist monk is in critical condition after setting himself on fire to protest the country's settlement with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves, off...

Sri Lanka gov't supporters attack China port deal protesters

AMBALANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka government supporters attacked protesting Buddhist monks and villagers with clubs on Saturday as they marched against what they say is a plan to take over priva...

Sri Lanka gov't supporters attack China port deal protesters

AMBALANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka government supporters have attacked protesting Buddhist monks and villagers with clubs as they marched against what they say is a plan to take over private land...

Police brace for Sri Lanka rally against port lease to China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police are bracing for a big protest by thousands of Buddhist monks and opposition supporters against a government decision to lease a major seaport to a Chinese-co...

Video weakens Myanmar claims it's not abusing Rohingya

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Newly revealed video of Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state has weakened months of government claims that its forces have not committed abuses in t...