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AP PHOTOS: Ukrainians observe pagan-rooted new year festival

KRASNOILSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dressed as goats, bears, oxen and cranes, many Ukrainians ring in the new year in the colorful rituals of the Malanka holiday. Malanka, which draws on paga...

Photolithography Equipment Market overview, Competitive Strategies ASML Holding, Canon India, Nikon India Pvt Ltd.

Photolithography Equipment Market is valued approximately at USD 10.6 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 9.1% over the forecast period 2020-2027. In ...

Nonbelievers across Africa risk freedom and family support

Muhammad Mubarak Bala was held incommunicado in police custody for so long — eight months — that his wife was sure he was dead. “I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. The emotional tort...

'What fear?': Hindus bathe in frothy, polluted Indian river

NEW DELHI (AP) — One of India's most sacred rivers appears to be coated with a thick layer of snow. Except it isn't. A vast stretch of the Yamuna river is covered with white toxic fo...

AP PHOTOS: Diwali marked in Asia with celebrations, prayers

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of people across Asia are celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, which symbolizes new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. ...

GLIMPSES: Britain's Johnson rides rails to meet Amtrak Joe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, the conversations that happen when powerful people meet. Could the “very special relationship” between the U.S. and the United Kingdom become even more secure n...

Highest Earth God temple in Taiwan relocated to lower elevation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The She-Pa National Park Headquarters said on Wednesday (Aug. 25) that the highest Earth God temple in Taiwan, which is located on Xueshan at an altitude of 3,520 meters, ...

India: New temple-mosque conflict brewing in Varanasi

It's the afternoon call to prayer at the Gyanvapi mosque in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The handful of men there, kneeling, are dwarfed by the massive 17th century structure, t...

Taiwanese films to compete at Cannes Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Taiwanese productions have made it to the nomination list of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in various categories. For the VeeR Future Award competition, two Ta...

At landmark US Hindu temple, a timely rite of rejuvenation

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — When throngs gathered to rededicate the oldest major Hindu temple in the United States, there was poignance -- prayers for continued recovery from the pandemic that struck many ...

Photo of the Day: Spooky God of Wealth statues seen in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government on Wednesday (May 5) tore down two statues of a Taoist deity after many motorists complained they were too "scary." The Jinshan...

Protests in Pakistan after Islamist leader's arrest

Police in the eastern city of Lahore on Monday arrested Saad Rizvi, the leader of an influential far-right Islamist party, to "maintain law and order," said Ghulam Mohammad Dogar, chief of L...

Rains unearth ancient bull figurine in Greece

A 3,000-year-old bronze bull idol was uncovered in Olympia, Greece, due to heavy rainfall. The Greek culture ministry said it was a "chance discovery." The small bronze idol was found in a ...

Sea goddess, air force C-130s called upon to fight Taiwan drought

Taiwan is drilling wells, seeding clouds, and beseeching a gold-faced sea goddess to help the sub-tropical island ride out its most serious drought in about half a century after rain-soaking typhoons ...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...