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Taiwan politics: I'm not a rapist or murderer, I'm an adulterer and stabbed a classmate

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s not every day that a major local politician holds a press conference to announce he’s an adulterer and once stabbed his classmate. But this is Miaoli, w...

Today in History: May 19, Anne Boleyn beheaded

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 19, the 139th day of 2022. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19...

Indonesia passes sexual violence law amid growing cases

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Parliament approved a far-reaching law on Tuesday that sets punishments for sexual violence after being spurred into action by a recent case in which an Islamic b...

As Kuwait cracks down, a battle erupts over women's rights

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — It all started over yoga. When an instructor in Kuwait this month advertised a desert wellness yoga retreat, conservatives declared it an assault on Islam. Lawmake...

Rights group: Iran executes 2 gay men over sodomy charges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has executed two gay men who were convicted on charges of sodomy and spent six years on death row, a rights group reported. Homosexuality is illegal in Iran, co...

Upholding Malaysian constitutional law from going down the slippery slope

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Malaysian law firm Surenda Ananth Advocates & Solicitors issues a statement today on the constitutional law impact on Malaysia and M...

‘No illicit affairs, cults or separatism’: leaked CCP guidelines draw boundaries for South Korean comics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South Korean cartoon studio has received a set of content guidelines from the Chinese government after it announced a deal with Tencent on Monday (Sept. 27) to distribut...

Where women took shelter from abuse, Taliban now in control

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban seized power, the operator of the only women’s shelter in a northern Afghan city ran away. Left abandoned were 20 women who had fled a variety of domestic ho...

Afghan women fear return to ‘dark days’ amid Taliban sweep

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was early evening and Zahra, her mother and three sisters were on their way to dinner at another sister’s home when they saw people running and heard gunshots ...

Capitol rioter who breached Senate faces 1st felony sentence

CHICAGO (AP) — A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag is scheduled to become the first Jan. 6 rioter sentenced for a felony, in a hearing that will help set ...

Law banning adultery removed from Taiwan's criminal code

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature on Monday (May 31) officially removed a law that made adultery a criminal act. On May 29, 2020, Taiwan's grand justices at the Constitution...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2021. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1...

Kuwait police: man rearrested after killing woman on bail

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Kuwait rearrested a man who they said fatally stabbed a woman after his release on bail, a case that ignited widespread outrage in the tiny Gulf Arab count...

Taiwanese users of Ashley Madison rise 35% during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New accounts on Ashley Madison, a site marketed to those seeking affairs, rose by 35 percent in Taiwan during the pandemic last year. In the midst of the global pandemi...

Golf without Woods? Battered leg brings it closer to reality

The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brin...