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Dead newborn found buried in neighborhood park in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A child discovered the remains of a dead newborn at a playground in a neighborhood park in Tainan’s Annan District on Thursday (Feb. 8). After reporting the disco...

Ohio votes on abortion rights this fall. Misinformation about the proposal is already spreading

An effort to guarantee access to abortion rights in Ohio, a November ballot measure, is already fueling misleading claims about how it could influence abortion care, gender-related health care and par...

Montana lawmaker: There's a religious right to abortion

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Abortion rights groups are challenging abortion bans in some states by arguing the bans — supported by certain religious principles — violate the religious rights of people with d...

Review: Spellbinding ‘Saint Omer’ straddles truth, fiction

First, the real-life facts of the case, more shocking than you’ll find in most fiction: In November 2013, a mother took a train from Paris to the northern French coast, along with her 15-month old dau...

Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lio...

Nevada gov vows to codify order protecting patients into law

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Wednesday that if he wins re-election he would seek to codify in law next legislative session an order he signed that protects in-state abortion provid...

After leak, religious rift over legal abortion on display

America’s faithful are bracing — some with cautionary joy and others with looming dread — for the Supreme Court to potentially overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and end the nationwide ri...

Tainan woman given 14-month suspended sentence for murdering her baby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman surnamed Chen (陳) has been given a 14-month suspended sentence by a Tainan District Court for the murder of her own baby. The unmarried woman gave birth in Febr...

Taiwanese woman abandons baby in New Taipei trash truck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman was arrested on Thursday (Aug. 12) after confessing that she abandoned her newborn baby, which was found in a garbage truck in New Taipei City earlier that day. ...

Singapore arrests couple suspected of killing newborn baby in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in Singapore have arrested a local couple in connection with the death of a newborn baby in Taiwan more than two years ago, reports said Tuesday (May 11). The of...

Singapore rejects Taiwan's request for DNA of couple who dumped baby in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese prosecutors last week issued a warrant for a Singaporean couple for the murder of their baby, but a request for DNA has been rejected by the Singaporean authorit...

Ex-members of religious group mixed on Barrett nomination

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Christian community People of Praise is drawing scrutiny because of what former members and observers describe as its ultraconservative v...

Ex-members of religious group mixed on Barrett nomination

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Christian community People of Praise is drawing scrutiny because of what former members and observers describe as its ultraconservative v...

Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'safe haven'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become a...

Infant abandoned inside garbage dumpster in Greek city

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Wednesday they had arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted infanticide after a passer-by found a days-old baby abandoned in an in-ground garbage ...