Neglect, rain threatening 'Sistine Chapel of the Andes'

CURAHUARA DE CARANGAS, Bolivia (AP) — A buttress supporting an adobe wall has collapsed and grass overgrows the patio of the four-century-old church whose dazzling murals depicting biblical scenes and...

Warren urges 'action' at meeting with Native American women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren has met with Native American women, calling for "action" on issues important to their community such as the rising problem of missing and murdered indigenou...

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing the man screaming in fear and h...

Three more cases of measles confirmed in Taiwan

Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing the number to 11 since the beginning of the year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday. The three new cases include ...

Indian forces kill 10 Maoist rebels in raid on training camp

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's security forces on Thursday killed at least 10 Maoist rebels during an attack on their training camp in a forested area in central India, police said. An exc...

Taiwan's first indigenous dengue case this year reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced this year’s first indigenous case of dengue fever—the earliest it has broken out in three years. The CDC mad...

Taiwan artists’ designs enliven Lunar New Year festival in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan artists are enlivening the 2019 LunarFest in Toronto and Vancouver with their designs to welcome in the Year of the Pig, the Ministry of Culture said Jan. 31. Sponso...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Doctors in s...

Brazil human rights minister denies illegal adoption

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's minister for women, family and human rights is denying a magazine's report that she forcibly took an indigenous girl from her family's arms 15 years ago and illegally adopted...

The Latest: Brazil family digs for relative buried in mud

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a dam at a Brazil iron ore mining complex (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A Brazilian family is digging thr...

Bill with budget for Taiwanese-language TV station clears Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A budget of NT$400 million set aside by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) for establishing a Taiwanese-language television station has cleared the Legislative Yuan, according ...

Waste unleashed from Brazil dam on its way to a larger river

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A torrent of muddy mining waste unleashed by a dam breach that killed at least 84 people in southeastern Brazil is now heading down a small river with high concentrations of iron...

Business Highlights

___ Apple opens new chapter as iPhone sales fall and stock sinks SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its ...

Taiwan's indigenous teens to visit New Zealand on Maori cultural exchange

A group of 10 Taiwan indigenous teenagers is set to visit members of the Maori Ngati Manu community in New Zealand Feb. 9-18 as part of a cultural exchange initiative aimed at deepening ties between t...

Places in Taiwan most likely see traffic jams during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Jan. 14 issued a warning to travelers about places in Taiwan which will most likely see traffic congestion during the nine-day Lunar New Y...