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Who is Maria Ressa, journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate?

Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of Manila-based news outlet Rappler, received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The award also makes her the first Filipino to win a Nobel Prize. The Nor...

Hungarian LGBT activist among Time's 100 most influential

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An academic and LGBT activist in Hungary is among the word's 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine, for her work on a children's book that set in motion a de...

Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and m...

Myanmar: Junta frees monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden'

Myanmar's military junta on Monday freed Ashin Wirathu, after dropping hate speech and sedition charges against the monk without explanation. In 2013, Time magazine dubbed him the "Buddhist ...

Scandal-hit Tokyo looks to final torchbearer to mend battered image

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - Battered by scandal on the eve of the opening ceremony, Tokyo 2020 organisers have the chance to patch up the Games' image when they reveal today who will carry the Olym...

Time Magazine selects Taipei as one of 'World's Greatest Places'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Time Magazine has listed Taipei on its latest "World's Greatest Places" list. Time's "World's Greatest Places 2021," released Tuesday (J...

'Naomi Osaka' docuseries takes intimate look at tennis star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Those looking for definitive answers about Naomi Osaka and how she copes with the demands of her career and fame shouldn’t expect to find them in a new Netflix docuseries about the ...

Tennis players discuss mental health issues raised by Osaka

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Naomi Osaka was not the first professional tennis player to withdraw during a Grand Slam tournament because of mental health concerns — and she likely won’t be the last. Othe...

What soft lockdown looks like in Taiwan

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — Staying at home has become the new normal for many people around the world, and Taiwan has been no exception since the country entered a Level 3 alert in mid-May. &ld...

Frederick S. Humphries, former FAMU president, dies at 85

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Florida A&M University president Frederick S. Humphries, whose 16 years of leadership at the school are often referred to as its “golden years,” has died, a statement...

Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and a defender of good governance who took China's...

What the Biden-Putin summit has to do with China

Biden wants to spend time in a room with Putin and the translators to better understand what drives the Russian president and what the real issues are, said Ian Bremmer, a US foreign affairs expert an...

Taiwan's TSMC featured among Time’s '100 Most Influential Companies'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, has been included in Time magazine's inaugural "100 Most Influential Co...

Haunted by mass violence, Colorado confronts painful history

Dawn Reinfeld moved to Colorado 30 years ago to attend college in the bucolic town of Boulder. Enchanted by the state's wide-open spaces, she stayed. But, in the ensuing decades, dark events ha...

Acclaimed Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi dies at age 89

CAIRO (AP) — Nawal Saadawi, a renowned Egyptian feminist, psychiatrist and novelist, whose writings have stirred controversy for decades in an overwhelming conservative society, died of age-related he...