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Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2017. There are 346 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, ...

Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigrant advocacy groups say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. ...

Chinese Super League curbs spending on foreign stars

The Chinese Super League has shocked the soccer world by spending huge sums to attract star foreign players but new rules introduced for the start of the 2017 season will have a significant impact on ...

South African photographer abducted in Syria, aid group says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gunmen in Syria have abducted a South African freelance photographer who was traveling with aid workers to the border with Turkey, an aid group said Saturday. Shi...

Singapore jails, fines Swiss bank's ex-manager in 1MDB case

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore court found a former manager at a Swiss private bank guilty of failing to report more than $1.26 billion in suspicious transactions in a case linked to the indebted Malays...

North Korea is a bad trip if you're looking to get high

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has been getting some pretty high praise lately from the stoner world. Marijuana news outlets including High Times, Merry Jane and Green Rus...

Absconded foreign worker dies after plunging into ravine

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- A foreign worker, who had absconded from his job, perished Tuesday after falling into a 100-meter deep ravine,  according to Nantou County police. The man's ro...

Pakistan upset at cricket players body for security warning

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board is angry that the international players' body has advised foreign players against visiting Lahore in March for the Pakistan Super League final. ...

Huge Catholic procession held under heavy security in Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined an annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ held Monday under tight security due to fears of ...

Tunisian charged with murder of Pole; event sparks riots

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have charged a Tunisian citizen with murder in the stabbing death of a Polish man on New Year's Eve, a case that sparked anti-foreigner rioting in a Polish tow...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 27, the 362nd day of 2016. There are four days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 27,...

Afghan official says foreign national abducted in the north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A foreign national was abducted by gunmen in northern Kunduz province in an attack on a Red Cross convoy, an Afghan official said Tuesday. Spain's Foreign M...

Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico

TENOSIQUE, Mexico (AP) — Carlos Mejia sleeps on a bare mattress in an otherwise unfurnished room with his girlfriend and spreads a sheet on the cool tile for their two young children, a small respite ...

Obtaining Taiwan citizenship to become easier

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreigners applying for Taiwanese citizenship will face less risk of becoming stateless persons thanks to amendments passed by the Legisla...

Picture of foreigner having WeiLih Instant Noodle causes stir

Pictures of a foreigner eating instant noodles in an unconventional way at a convenience store's outdoor dining area drew a lot of attention on social media. A Facebook user found this for...