6 Italian inmates die during protest over virus measures

ROME (AP) — Italian penitentiary police said Monday that six inmates protesting virus containment measures at a northern Italian lock-up have died after they broke into the infirmary and overdosed on ...

China mute over Taiwan's pleas to evacuate 400 citizens from Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many countries such as the U.S. and Japan have begun evacuating their citizens from Wuhan due to the China coronavirus outbreak, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on T...

Taiwanese in Wuhan request government assistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several of the 300 Taiwanese stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan amid a lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have asked the island’s semi-o...

Asian stock markets recover from China coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Stock markets across Asia registered advances Wednesday (Jan. 22) following sharp drops earlier in the week amid fears that China’s deadly coronavirus would spread a...

Wuhan mayor closes off Chinese city amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the coronavirus expands outside of China’s borders, the city of Wuhan at the center of the outbreak has banned its employees from leaving until the virus is conta...

Graft, gangs, bad conditions fuel Honduras prison killings

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Terrible conditions, gang disputes and corruption at Honduran prisons have fueled two riots in three days that left a total of 37 inmates dead, experts said Monday. ...

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The Chinese government has detained more than a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities for what it calls voluntary job training. But a newly revealed classified blueprint shows that the ...

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominan...

Taiwan NIA explains new rules on family visits to residents from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) has launched a series of seminars to explain the new, more relaxed, rules about family visits to Chinese citizens living in Taiwan. ...

Australia concerned writer faces espionage charge in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Tuesday it was "very concerned and disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on su...

Taiwan responds to Chinese travel ban by welcoming more relatives of Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to a Chinese ban on individual travelers visiting Taiwan, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) announced Thursday (August 1) that more relatives of Chinese spouse...

Rights group says prisoners go on hunger strike in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says 130 detainees in a notorious Egyptian prison have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks to protest what it calls "cruel and inhumane detention condition...

Israel invests in high-tech upgrades at West Bank crossings

QALANDIA CROSSING, West Bank (AP) — It's just after 6 a.m. and a Palestinian man's face is momentarily bathed in crimson light, not by the sun rising over the mountains of Jordan, but by a facial reco...

Pakistani teen's family visits Texas school where she died

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year is on a two-week visit to learn more about her nin...

The Latest: Watchdog assails Egypt over Morsi mistreatment

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (all times local): 8:10 a.m. ...