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". &...

Taiwanese group in US reportedly converting Masonic lodge into Buddhist Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A religious organization reportedly based in Taiwan is planning to open a new Buddhist temple in the U.S. State of Connecticut, in the unlikely location of a former Masoni...

Photo of the Day: Gongbei Temple in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American photographer Sherry A. Thompson captured this spectacular photo of Gongbei Temple (拱北殿) in New Taipei City's Xizhi District on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Thompson, 32, wh...

Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan smashed to smithereens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 100-year-old Buddhist temple which had been irreverently converted into a Communist Chinese shrine by a conniving construction contractor has been leveled, with only 20 per...

Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan bites the dust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The controversial former Buddhist temple which was converted into a Communist Chinese shrine by the conniving construction contractor who duped the temple's nuns in to taki...

Not one brick will remain of communist shrine in Taiwan, says County Commissioner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After utilities to the property were cut last week., the Changhua County Government is moving forward with plans to demolish the controversial shrine to Communism in Taiwa...

Power, water cut to Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan, demolition set for next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the New York Times drew worldwide attention to a Buddhist temple which has been converted into a Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan, the Changhua County Magistrat...

Buddhist temple continues to be desecrated as Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The New York Times this week gave a glimpse inside a Buddhist temple which has been converted into a bizarre Communist Chinese shrine, after a construction contractor evicted t...