Netflix/Marvel's 'Iron Fist' epic fail, say viewers, critics

NEW YORK (AP) — If your web connection seems sluggish while you're watching "Iron Fist," don't blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. ...

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ASIA: KOREAS-TENSION — A North Korean missile test ends in failure as the United States sends a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North...

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ASIA: KOREAS-TENSION — A latest missile launch by North Korea on Wednesday appeared to have ended in a failure, South Korean defense officials said, three days after the North claim...

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...

Bridge closure leaves California's Big Sur community reeling

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks cut off when a bridge on the Central California coast crumbled last month remain closed, but Kurt Mayer chose to keep his deli...

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. ...

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...

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...

The Monks of Norcia auction beer in Taiwan to rebuild quake-destroyed monastery

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Monks from a monastery in Norcia, Italy auctioned beer in Taiwan over the weekend to raise funds to rebuild an ancient church that was destroyed by earthquakes in ...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

The investigation into the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 attack...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The investigation into the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 attack of ...

Emergency repairs to begin at Cabildo, Presbytere

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About $3.4 million in emergency repairs are needed to save New Orleans' historic Cabildo and Presbytère buildings that flank St. Louis Cathedral from crumbling. Th...

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Victims of Latin America's latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution...

Tiger zoo to open next to Thailand's raided Tiger Temple

BANGKOK (AP) — A new zoo is planned in western Thailand right next to the closed Buddhist temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking the endangered beasts. ...

Myanmar nationalist monks protest Thai crackdown on sect

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Buddhist nationalist group that has been accused of stirring up religious tensions in Myanmar has demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Myanmar to protest the Thai govern...