Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

India's ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party co...

Bombing suspect convicted for 2013 attack in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says a man accused of planning a deadly 2013 bomb attack was sentenced to life imprisonment. Anadolu Agency said Monday that a court in ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants police in schools, discipline code

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — When students at Ceilandia state school No. 7 in Brazil's capital came back from their break in February, they were met by two dozen uniformed police officers in a place they b...

Brazil plans to slash funding of universities by 30 percent

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Education officials for Brazil's far-right government say they're planning to slash the budget of federal universities by 30 percent. Education Minister Abraham...

Retired major charged with crimes during Brazil dictatorship

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors have charged a retired army major who allegedly led a massacre of dozens of leftist guerrillas during the country's military dictatorship. The ...

China's Xi calls for educators to clamp down on ‘false ideas and thoughts’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China President Xi Jinping urged teachers to tackle “false ideas and thoughts” at a Beijing education symposium on Monday. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)...

Adil Demirci: Turkish prosecutors propose releasing Cologne reporter

Cologne reporter and social worker Adil Demirci was in court in Istanbul as his trial on terror charges resumed on Thursday. The 33-year-old has spent ten months in jail over alleged links to the far...

Unemployment a big worry for Indian PM Modi in election year

The National Statistical Commission's (NSC), a government-funded advisory body that checks the quality of India's official data, recently reported that the country's unemployment rate was ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'THERE CANNOT BE WAR AND INVESTIGATION' In a line from hi...

Brazil education overhaul aims at ousting 'Marxist ideology'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil's classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the gove...

Communist party members in Tibet irk Beijing by engaging with religion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to reports, the Chinese communist party is having trouble trying to keep party members in Tibet from engaging in religious activities and adopting attitudes symp...

Millions of Indian women form chain for gender parity

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of women have formed a chain across a southern Indian state to support gender parity, amid protests by Hindu priests and conservatives against women of menstruating age worsh...

China’s Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — It’s not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the “disappeared” has expanded since President Xi ...

China's Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — It's not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the "disappeared" has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in...