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Months into pandemic, Iran sees worst wave of virus deaths

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital has run out of intensive care beds as the country confronts a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. The single-day death toll hit a...

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong police release activist on bail

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Thursday for "unlawful assembly" related to a 2019 protest against a government ban on face masks, according to a post on his offici...

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ...

Petition to revoke British citizenship from Carrie Lam's family reaches 260,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition calling for the UK Home Office to revoke British citizenship from Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's (林鄭月娥) family members has reached over 260,000 sign...

China trashes Basic Law by claiming Hong Kong court has no say on face mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Hong Kong's High Court ruled that a ban on face masks was unconstitutional, China's top legislature ignored the basic tenets of the Basic Law and claim...

Hong Kong court strikes down face mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ban on face masks imposed by Hong Kong's chief executive on pro-democracy protesters has been lifted after the High Court ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The ...

AP Photos: Portraits of Hong Kong's masked protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — For many protesters in Hong Kong, identity is entwined with surveillance. Their signature masks, umbrellas and top-to-bottom black outfits shield them not only from ...

Masks of Chinese mobile game characters removed to ‘maintain harmony’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mobile game Shining Nikki (閃耀暖暖) created by Paper Games, a Chinese company, has removed masks from its characters, prompting users to link this to Hong Kong's anti...

Photo of the Day: HK protester defies mask law with Pepe the Frog face paint

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This photo shows a Hong Kong protester countering the anti-mask law by painting his face to look like Pepe the Frog. After the Hong Kong government imposed a British co...

In Taiwan, police scramble to explain ban on masks for protesters

Police authorities in Taiwan were busy Sunday trying to clarify a comment a day earlier suggesting that Taiwan would enforce an anti-mask law similar to the one being carried out in Hong Kong to deter...

‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’

This exclusive interview with Martin Lee took place in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend. Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather of Hong Kong democra...

Hong Kong lawmakers challenge mask ban as protests persist

A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-g...

Video shows thousands declare interim Hong Kong government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam imposing a ban on protesters wearing masks at all public gatherings on Friday (Oct. 4), thousands of Hong Kong protesters read a...