In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it had a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to...

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by...

Noted Indian transgender activist shakes up Hindu festival

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Indian transgender activist and Bollywood TV star Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has shaken up the male-dominated monastic orders that run the Hindu Kumbh Mela festival underway in nor...

Taiwan wins best design award at India's OTM travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan won the best design award at the OTM travel show in India, by featuring Taiwanese signature traditions. The OTM travel show is an industry gateway to India's...

India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court has paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six...

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the sh...

Fight against India joins 2 Kashmir teens in life and death

HAJIN, India (AP) — On a hot day in August, members of a Kashmiri youth soccer team watched their 16-year-old captain, Saqib Bilal Sheikh, and goalkeeper Mudassir Rashid Parray, two years his junior, ...

Celebrities flock to Indian business scions' lavish wedding

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the marriage of two business scions is set to be the biggest of them all. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India's richest mogul, is ...

Beyonce performs at pre-wedding party in India

Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter of India's richest mogul. The 37-year-old singer performed Sunday and sang some of her hits such as "Crazy In L...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An exiled Tibetan lights candles in front of her house in India as Tibetans mark the death anniversary of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lama belong...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, November 17-25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the next week in Taipei, there are plenty of exhibitions and activities to check out as Taiwan prepares for winter temperatures to begin and awaits the results of the...

Bollywood meets Hollywood as Indian stars wed at Italy villa

TREMEZZINA, Italy (AP) — Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy's Lake Como with screen credits of its own. The couple's wedding o...

Taiwan to spend US$1 million to attract tourists from India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan will spend more than US$1 million (NT$30 million) to attract tourists from India, the Tourism Bureau announced Thursday. India is one of the countries of South and Sou...

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

NEW DELHI (AP) — A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country's burgeoning #...

Bollywood star's statue symbolizes India's changing mores

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone has appeared in New Delhi for the unveiling of her wax likeness at the city's Madame Tussauds museum. The statue u...