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Second Chinese man in 5 days flees to Taiwan in rubber boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in five days, a Chinese man has managed to reach Taiwan on a small rubber boat. The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Thursday (May 6) announced t...

Suspected extremist in Kenya's east blow up truck killing 2

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia when the vehicle they were travelling in ran over an explosive device suspected to have been planted by t...

Chinese man crosses Taiwan Strait in Taobao-bought boat for 'freedom'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man who claimed that he was yearning for "freedom and democracy" successfully crossed the Taiwan Strait and reached central Taiwan over the weekend by ...

Former California cop leads GOP dream of Newsom recall

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Orrin Heatlie was recovering from a back procedure and browsing social media in 2019 when he found a video of California Gov. Gavin Newsom instructing immigrants in the country i...

Chinese man 'yearning for Taiwan's democracy and freedom' lands in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man who claimed that he was longing for "Taiwan's democracy and freedom" successfully reached Taiwan's Kinmen County over the weekend by way of...

India: Why West Bengal state elections are a test for secularism

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party are making a serious bid for electoral victory in the populous eastern state of West Bengal. To win power in the state, whe...

Despite headwinds, House set to OK Dems' immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seem poised to claim victory in the House’s first votes this year on immigration, but moving legislation on the divisive issue all the way through Congress to President Joe...

No evidence migrants at border significantly spreading virus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As he ended Texas’ coronavirus restrictions Wednesday over the objections of public health officials, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has tried shifting concern about the virus' sprea...

India sets up holding center for Rohingya in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have sent at least 168 Rohingya refugees to a holding center, police said Sunday, in a process that they say is for the deportation of t...

Conservative group pushes proposals to tighten voting laws

As Donald Trump made false allegations about voting fraud and tried to overturn the will of the people in last year's election, one of his chief allies was conspicuously silent. The Honest Elections P...

Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be signi...

Mexico to use trade deal to make sure workers get vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it will invoke the labor section of the free trade agreement signed with the United States last year to pressure for its workers in the U.S. to have access to ...

Thailand: COVID outbreak among Myanmar workers sparks anti-migrant backlash

A new coronavirus outbreak in Thailand was detected on December 17 at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon, a coastal province near the capital Bangkok, after a 67-year-old Thai prawn seller tested positi...

After months of calm, Thailand challenged by virus outbreak

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, which has kept the coronavirus largely in check for most of the year, is facing a challenge from a large outbreak of the virus among migrant workers in a province close to Ban...

India: Uttar Pradesh police make first 'love jihad' arrest

Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam. It is the first under the state's new anti-conversion law targeting &qu...