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Taiwan bans food on public transport, limits religious activities during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rapid expansion of local COVID-19 infections, the government announced Saturday (Jan. 22) it was banning eating on public transportation and limiting religious even...

Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School clinic has sued federal immigration officials for failing to release records about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention facilities. ...

Evangelicals a rising force inside Argentine prisons

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — The loud noise from the opening of an iron door marks Jorge Anguilante’s exit from the Pinero prison every Saturday. He heads home for 24 hours to minister at a small evangel...

Evangelicals a rising force inside Argentine prisons

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — The loud noise from the opening of an iron door marks Jorge Anguilante’s exit from the Pinero prison every Saturday. He heads home for 24 hours to minister at a small evangel...

Supreme Court takes up religious rights case from Maine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge from parents in Maine who want to use a state tuition program to send their children to religious schools. The...

Apaches ask appeals court to oppose transfer of Arizona land

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe on Friday asked the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back a nonprofit group’s efforts to keep a copper mi...

Taiwan to relax Level 2 restrictions on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 4) announced that starting Tuesday (Oct. 5), Level 2 epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered f...

Taiwan extends Level 3 restrictions to June 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 25) announced that Level 3 restrictions will be extended until June 14 as the country continues to batt...

Taiwan imposes Level 3 restrictions nationwide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 cases continue to emerge in multiple counties and cities across the country, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 19) declared that Lev...

Taiwan announces 180 new local COVID cases

UPDATED: 12:09 p.m., Saturday, May 15 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Saturday (May 15) there are 180 new domestic cases of COVID-19. New Taipei...

Taipei, New Taipei raise COVID restrictions to Level 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After announcing an unprecedented 180 local COVID-19 cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) declared that epidemic restrictions in Taipei and New Taipei will be...

Taiwan residents face heavy fines for going maskless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Command Epidemic Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that those who fail to abide by Level 3 measures will face heavy fines. Chen said at a press conf...

Laos locks down capital over virus outbreak tied to Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Laos locked down its capital and closed its international borders to most traffic Thursday after identifying a COVID-19 cluster connected to its bigger neighbor Thailand. ...

Taiwan's annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession got underway without a hitch on Friday (April 9) in the central city of Taichung. Every year Matsu, the patron goddess of sea...

Starting ceremony of Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to be broadcast in 11 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The starting ceremony of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, the largest religious activity in Taiwan, will be broadcast in 11 languages for the first time this year. ...