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In Mexico, women take the front lines as vigilantes

EL TERRERO, Mexico (AP) — In the birthplace of Mexico’s vigilante “self-defense” movement, a new group has emerged entirely made up of women, who carry assault rifles and post roadblocks to fend off w...

Rohingya: Why Bangladesh is in a diplomatic fix over Saudi repatriation

In a recent interview with DW, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen said that authorities in Dhaka could provide legal documents to some of the Rohingya that live in Saudi Arabia. The Muslim ...

China's embassy in Netherlands condemns precedent-setting meeting between US, Taiwan representatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese embassy in the Netherlands on Wednesday (Jan. 13) strongly condemned the meeting between Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the European country and Taiwane...

LA Galaxy sign former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has signed with the LA Galaxy. The MLS club announced the move Thursday. Bond has made only seven ap...

Jailed Lukashenko opponent Kolesnikova defiant in Belarus

Maria Kolesnikova, a leader of the opposition in Belarus, was detained by masked men in September in Minsk, driven to the border with Ukraine and ordered to leave the country. But she refused and tore...

Honduran migrants head for Guatemala border as police wait

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — About 200 migrants began walking up a highway toward the border with Guatemala late Wednesday, two days before a migrant caravan was scheduled to depart San Pedro Sula....

Priest who spoke at Sen. Kennedy's funeral denies sex abuse

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who delivered the homily at U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in 2009 has pleaded not guilty to child sexual abuse. The Rev. Mark Hessi...

Florida man spotted with Pelosi lectern gets $25K bail

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man spotted carrying a lectern belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in a widely circulated photo during the Capitol assault was released Monday on $25...

New Taiwan passport available today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizens on Monday (Jan. 11) could begin applying for the newly designed passport, which features "Taiwan" prominently on the cover, and those who come...

How high-ranking Nazi figure Wilhelm Koppe escaped justice

Again and again, signs saying "Never convicted!!!" have been placed at the grave of Wilhelm Koppe in the Rüngsdorf cemetery, near Bonn. The signs reveal his past as a high-ranking Nazi leade...

Hong Kong grants bail to arrested pro-democracy activists

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said Friday they have granted bail to most of the 55 pro-democracy activists who were arrested this week in a sweeping crackdown on dissent. One of the activi...

Amnesty critical of FIFA leader starring in Saudi PR video

Human rights activists are denouncing FIFA President Gianni Infantino's starring turn in a promotional video for the Saudi Arabian government in which he claims the kingdom has made important changes....

1st foreigner arrested under HK national security law released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong’s repressive national security law was freed on bail Thursday (Jan. 7) pending further inquiries. John Clancey, an Am...

New Taiwan passport available Jan. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese nationals can now apply for a passport with the new design, which prominently features the word “Taiwan,” starting Monday (Jan. 11), according to the...

Taiwanese eligible to travel to Russia with e-visa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese passport holders are now eligible to apply for e-visas for traveling to Russia that have a duration of up to 16 days. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affai...