Temple collapses in Cambodia, killing 3 and injuring 13

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police in Cambodia say a Buddhist temple under construction in Siem Reap, home of the famed Angkor temples, has collapsed, killing at least three people and injuring 13 oth...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Former defense official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president and appealed to the minority Tamil and Muslim communities who voted against him to rally...

French filmmaker Tolt releases 'Don’t go to Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French film director Benjamin Martinie, who goes by the handle "Tolt," has created a travel video introducing Taiwan with the contrarian title "Don't go...

Half the tigers rescued from Thai temple reported dead

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai wildlife officials say that more than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease. ...

Communist Party Matsu Temple in southern Taiwan declared illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 6), the local government of Tainan City declared that a so-called “temple” dedicated to the goddess Matsu and co-opted by supporters of the Ch...

CCP destroys more Buddhist statues to stamp out religion in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues acr...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispe...

AP Photos: Countless lucky cats beckon at Tokyo temple

TOKYO (AP) — Countless cats beckon visitors at a temple in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood. Legend provided by the Gotokuji Buddhist temple says it is the birthplace of beckoning cats, th...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, April 27 through May 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The weather is heating up across Taiwan, and there is no shortage of events around the city to keep you active as summer approaches. Here are a few interesting activities ...

A Catholic town at the center of Sri Lanka's deadly attacks

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called "Little Rome," a reference to its many churches and its place at the center of the country's small Catholi...

Kuala Lumpur: A taste of Malaysia's capital

Koala what? That's what some people asked when I told them I was moving from Berlin to Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, and that makes its cuisine distinctive. ...

Thailand: Suspected Muslim rebels storm temple, kill monks

Thailand's military leader and prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Saturday vowed to "punish" those responsible for storming a Buddhist temple near Malaysia's border, killing two mon...

Attack on Buddhist temple in southern Thailand kills 2 monks

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others. The Friday...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An Indian Sikh warrior blows fire during a display of traditional martial art skills in Jammu, India. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a woman holds incense an...

Sri Lanka to revoke bikini ban

The signs erected by local police at Habaraduwa Beach, about 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of the capital Colombo, depicted a pair of western women in bikinis crossed out with a red "X". &...