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Repeat DUI offenders across Taiwan denied commuted sentences, sent to jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several prosecutors’ offices across Taiwan have recently denied repeated DUI offenders’ petitions for commutation of imprisonment to fines and sent them to jai...

Gag order in Myanmar keeps Suu Kyi's testimony restricted

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court for the first time Tuesday in one of several cases against her, but details of what she said were not available because of a ga...

Myanmar bars Suu Kyi's lawyer from talking about her cases

BANGKOK (AP) — The main lawyer for Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is being tried on multiple criminal charges, said late Thursday he has been issued a gag order barring him from talking...

Myanmar issues gag order to Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer

The main lawyer representing Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her multiple trials said on Friday that authorities in the military-ruled country had imposed a gag order on him. Khin Mau...

Judge orders release of 7 detained over Lebanon port blast

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese prosecutor Wednesday ordered the release of seven people who were detained after last year’s deadly massive blast at Beirut’s port, state media reported. The...

Fate of Polish judge hangs in balance as panel deliberates

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A disputed disciplinary body within Poland's Supreme Court is devoting a second day Thursday to examining a motion that could result in the arrest of a judge who has become a sym...

Why are Kashmiris not protesting?

In August 2019, New Delhi revoked the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir and split the region into two union territories directly governed by the federal government. Prime Minister Narendra...

India imposes fresh curfew in Kashmir, a year on from removing its special status

India-administered Kashmir is under a fresh lockdown and this time it's not primarily related to the coronavirus. On August 3, the state government of Jammu & Kashmir ordered the imposition o...

Taiwan grand justices rule adultery no longer a crime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 18-year hiatus, Taiwan's grand justices conducted the second review of a law that classifies adultery as a criminal offense and ruled the adultery law is agai...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Taiwan tightens bail provisions

The Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of a revision to the Code of Criminal Procedure Wednesday, which allows the court to demand that accused on bail submit travel documents or be subject to ...

Body cam video of Vietnamese man's shooting cannot be released now: police

Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) The Hsinchu County Police bureau said Thursday that at this time, it cannot release the body cam footage of an incident in which one of its officers shot and killed a Vietnamese...

Intern who threw water balloons is Communist member

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens have unearthed evidence that the Chinese intern from China Times who threw water balloons at legislators in the Legislative Yuan last week that appears to sh...