Venezuelan crown jewel rum distillery takes on coronavirus

LA VICTORIA, Venezuela (AP) — The Santa Teresa distillery in Venezuela has lifted spirits for generations with its amber-red rum, famous around the world for being slowly sipped over ice or mixed into...

Hong Kong opposition politician arrested over online posting

HONG KONG (AP) — An opposition politician in Hong Kong has been arrested over an online post criticizing a policeman who blinded a journalist in one eye during anti-government protests last year, loca...

Photo of the Day: 'Memory' of old Taiwanese homes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist working in the U.S. painted this nostalgic scene of old homes in Taiwan on Jan. 29. The painter, Ruby Wang (@rubywangart), a 28-year-old Taiwanese co...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CRUISE PASSENGERS AWAIT VIRUS TEST RESULTS Coronavirus test results are ex...

Critics of India's Modi government face sedition charges

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sharjeel Imam was a little-known research scholar and a student activist until Indian police launched a manhunt across five states to nab him for a protest speech he gave calling for ...

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday...

Egypt draws ire with artifacts' move to busy Tahrir Square

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's recent decision to transport ancient Pharaonic artifacts to a traffic circle in the congested heart of Cairo has fueled fresh controversy over the government's handling of its arc...

India's ruling party loses key state election amid protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has lost a key state legislature election, a setback for the party as it faces massive anti-government protests against a...

New Taipei's Wulai Scenic Train welcomes record-breaking 600,000th passenger of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wulai Scenic Train in New Taipei, also known as Wulai Trolley, welcomed its 600,000th passenger on Saturday (Dec. 21) — a new record — according to a press...

Main India opposition party to stage protest against new law

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s main opposition party will stage a silent protest in the capital on Monday against a contentious new citizenship law, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the leg...

More protests as India grapples with citizenship law fallout

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as a...

India bans citizenship law protests as death toll hits 14

Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday (Dec. 20) and cut internet services to counter growing protests against a new law that critics sa...

Macau's experience of 'one country, two systems’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Macau prepares to celebrate 20 years under Chinese governance on Friday (Dec. 20), its attitude toward China has been contrasted with Hong Kong. Beijing has praised ...

US ambassador ‘horrified’ by Zambia sentence for gay couple

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The United States ambassador to Zambia says local government officials have condemned him for saying he was “horrified” by the sentencing of a local gay couple to 15 years in pri...

Hundreds rally in Myanmar to show support for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest c...