Egypt releases comedian after more than 2 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a comedian, who was working for a popular satirical television program, after more than two years in prison without trial, a rights lawyer said Sunday. ...

South Korea's abortion law revision plan sparks controversy

The South Korean government has announced plans to reverse the blanket ban on abortions that was imposed in 1953 and revise the law to permit a termination before the 14th week of a pregnancy. The pr...

Vietnamese police to investigate condom recycling factory

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police said they will investigate a factory that was found recycling about 320,000 used condoms for resale, local media reported Thursday. Following ...

Belarus demands answer from Moscow after arrest of Russian 'militants'

Security officials in Belarus on Wednesday arrested 32 Russians alleged to be plotting to destabilize the country ahead of August elections, state media in Belarus said Wednesday, citing law enforceme...

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant vir...

AIDS report: Kids are lagging and COVID-19 is harming care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with HIV, the virus that cause...

67% of Taiwanese have sex without condom: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 70 percent of young Taiwanese engage in unprotected sex, the Formosa Cancer Foundation announced (FCF) on Monday (June 22). The FCF released the results of a pol...

US regulators approve new type of contraceptive gel

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a birth control gel that works in a new way to prevent pregnancy. Phexxi — pronounced FECK’-see — comes in an applicator that women insert before i...

Taiwan promoting HIV self-testing to raise disease awareness

Taiwan on Friday started the promotion of quick home-tests to detect human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to allow more people to be aware of their status, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Fri...

Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth control

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return? ...

Surgeon general's TV praise of Trump earns his 'star' label

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general caught the eye of Donald Trump in a tried-and-true way: praising the 45th president on television. At a recent briefing with his coronavir...

Vietnamese woman arrested for running prostitution ring in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Vietnamese immigrant has been arrested for allegedly operating a prostitution ring in southern Taiwan's Tainan City, following a raid on her massage parlors t...

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and d...

Complacency a key concern as HIV epidemic persists in Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — AIDS has no cure. HIV is still here. But some people are forgetting that. Those are some of the bold messages Uganda’s leader is emphasizing as health official...

Han's wife claims Taiwan's grade schools teach about anal sex, orgasms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) wife on Monday (Nov. 11) claimed she had evidence that elementary school students are being taught about &...