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Sacred Venezuelan stone back home after hiatus in Berlin

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A massive stone considered sacred by an indigenous community in Venezuela returned home Thursday resolving years of international tension after a German artist shipped it to ...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

Paying homage to the 'Pachamama' central to Bolivian culture

COPACABANA, Bolivia (AP) — As they await their fresh fried trout, members of a family on holiday at Lake Titicaca pour out a little bit of soda on the ground before they take their first drink. ...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

2019 Tai Zi Culture Festival in SW Taiwan to feature colorful subculture on Dec. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 10th Tai Zi Culture Festival will take place at Suan-Tou Elementary school in Lioujiao Township, Chiayi County from the afternoon of Dec. 8, CNA reported on Sunday (De...

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the An...

Indian court to set law on women’s entry in temples, mosques

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court will set law on women’s entry into temples and mosques after being asked to review its decision lifting a ban on some women entering the Sabarimala temple in Ker...

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital on Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum,...

AP Explains: The extraordinary rise and fall of Evo Morales

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The surprise resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president can perhaps be matched only by his equally extraordinary rise to power. The country's first indigenous chief of s...

Uncertainty in Bolivia as senator claims interim presidency

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Mo...

Norwegian triathlete treated to lobsters during Changhua marathon in central Taiwan

Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" trend in Taiwan, said after the Changhua County marathon on Sunday that he was most surprised to see lobsters being offered at the...

Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house's sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices. The Millon auc...

CCP destroys more Buddhist statues to stamp out religion in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues acr...

Religious Chinese film director defies Beijing ban on Taipei Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese director, inspired by her religious faith, has rejected pressure to withdraw her film from Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, despite recent demands from Beijin...

AP Photos: Indian mother prays to 'bleeding goddess' for son

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Monika Deb Nath begins her morning with a prayer and a dip in a holy pond, all the while praying for her son, Gopal. Her days are spent caring for him — feeding...