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Hong Kong activist Edward Leung released from prison

Prominent Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been released after spending four years in prison for a 2016 protest. Leung left Shek Pik Prison on Lantau Island in the early hours of Wedn...

Japan ready to expand virus restrictions as infections surge

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people. Japan has never had a lockd...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal mining stokes Indigenous divisions

RAPOSA SERRA DO SOL INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (AP) — The mining encampment that stretches across a mountainside in Brazil’s Amazon is dotted with plastic tarpaulin covers. Under them, dozens of men...

Asia shares mostly higher after US holiday; BOJ stands pat

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday in the absence of big market-moving news following a national holiday in the U.S. The Bank of Japan wrapped up a two-day policy ...

Hong Kong arrests 2 ex-air crew for breaking COVID-19 rules

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their homes when they should have been in isolation for possible coronavirus infections, which were later ...

Discovery's 'New Taste of Hong Kong' New Host for Season 2

TLC's 'New Taste of Hong Kong' season 2 answers why so many have made the iconic city their home premiering on January 21Fabio Grangeon, an actor and culinary enthusiast, will take Singapore and Malay...

D-line thinned by injuries as Bengals prepare for Titans

CINCINNATI (AP) — After the Bengals won a playoff game for the first time in three decades last Saturday, coach Zac Taylor and a few players delivered game balls to three Cincinnati sports bars as a w...

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu after years on trial for terror-related charges. “After 4 years, 8 months and 20 days: Acquitted of both c...

Countries are relaxing restrictions after omicron spikes

France: Schools overwhelmed For the past few weeks, France has registered nearly 300,00 new COVID-19 infections per day. The surging cases are driven mainly by the highly contagious omicron variant o...

Turkish activist Osman Kavala to remain in prison pending trial

A Turkish court on Monday ruled that civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala must remain behind bars in pretrial detention, despite widespread calls for his release. Kavala is accused ...

Alexei Navalny says he has 'no regrets' 1 year since arrest

It's been a year since Alexei Navalny was arrested by authorities at Moscow International Airport and sentenced to two and-a-half-years in a prison camp for allegedly violating parole conditions o...

Japan weighs state of quasi-emergency for Tokyo, environs -broadcaster

Japan's government is discussing whether to impose a quasi-state of emergency in the capital, Tokyo, and surrounding areas this week to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections, broadcaster FNN said...

Grandstanding fears as Norwegian mass killer seeks parole

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik goes to court, Tuesday, after 10 years behind bars, claiming he is no longer a danger to society and attempting to get an early re...

400 migrant workers march for right to change jobs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday (Jan. 17) to demand the right to freely change employers. Over 400 migrant workers of various nationalit...

Turkish court clears German journalist Mesale Tolu of terror charges

An Istanbul court on Monday cleared journalist and translator Mesale Tolu of belonging to a terrorist organization. Tolu — who was born in the southern German city of Ulm — and her husban...