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Philippine president approves amnesty program for rebels

The Philippine president has approved an amnesty program for Muslim and communist rebels who would agree to surrender their weapons as they return to normal life in the latest such attempt to tame rur...

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

BEIRUT (AP) — The deaths stacked up: a policeman shot dead with a pistol equipped with a silencer, a local official gunned down, his son wounded, an Iraqi man beheaded. In total, 20...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 16, the 260th day of 2020. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Se...

Police nab 12 undocumented workers in W. Taiwan's ASEAN Plaza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During patrols of ASEAN Plaza over the weekend in western Taiwan's Taichung City, police apprehended 12 Indonesian and Vietnamese unaccounted for workers. Situated ...

Taiwan offering up to NT$20,000 reward for info on foreigners who overstay visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) is offering a maximum award of NT$20,000 (US$670) to those who provide tip-offs about foreigners who have overstayed their visa...

Reduced penalties for self-reporting visa overstayers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced on Friday (March 20) an extended program to encourage foreign nationals who overstay their visas to turn themselves in and ...

Update: Taiwan bans all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 18) announced that as confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to stream in, all fo...

Ferguson's monitor fears public tuning out of reform process

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The monitor overseeing the federal consent agreement requiring police and court changes in Ferguson is seeing troubling signs that residents are increasingly disengaged in the ref...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2019. There are 106 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Sept. 16...

Reptile invasion: Florida agency encourages killing iguanas

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill them. A Florida Fish and Wi...

Visa overstayers in Taiwan urged to self-report by June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is calling on foreign nationals who overstay their visas to turn themselves in by June 30 before an amnesty program expires. The p...

60-year-old Taiwanese customer wants to wed Vietnamese KTV hostess busted by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After six Vietnamese women were arrested for working illegally at a KTV club in southwest Taiwan, a 60-year-old customer claimed he was willing to divorce his wife and marry on...

Taiwan deports 268 illegal immigrants in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the month of May, 268 illegal immigrants were deported to their home countries, the largest number in a single month since an amnesty program began at the start of the year,...

Taiwan's NIA defends amnesty policy for people who overstay visas

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Sunday defended its policy to encourage foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas to turn themselves in after it was harshly criticized by an official ...

Mexico frees 16 under amnesty program; most activists

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has freed the first 16 inmates under an amnesty program started by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when he took office on Dec. 1. Interior Secretary O...