Aging becoming new problem for Japanese prisons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Aging is becoming the newest challenge for managing a prison in Japan, NHK reports. According to Japan’s Ministry of Justice statistics, 11.8 percent of the newly...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...

2 sentenced to life, 1 given 18 years for murder of baby girl in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two adults have been handed life sentences, while a third has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for their roles in the fatal beating of a one-year-old baby girl, while her m...

Ex-Taiwan President Chen invited to ‘One Side One Country Action Party’ founding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The founding conference of the “One Side One Country Action Party” (一邊一國行動黨) is scheduled to take place on Sunday (Aug. 18), and former Taiwanese President Che...

China accused of forced sterilization, abortions in Xinjiang concentration camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Female survivors of China’s forced "re-education" programs for the Muslim Uyghur population of Xinjiang, or East Turkestan, have come forward with shocking...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2019. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August ...

Scrutiny of Epstein’s death and co-conspirators intensifies

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid revelations about the circumstances around Jeffrey Epstein’s death, federal authorities have intensified parallel inquiries into what went wrong at the Manhattan jail ...

Autopsy of Epstein performed, but details yet to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend have yet to be released, but medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile i...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2019. There are 141 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 12,...

Epstein dies in the dark, but abuse investigation carries on

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sex...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2019. There are 143 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the months long demonstratio...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2019. There are 144 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 9, 1...

US urges increased caution for Americans visiting Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday stepped up its warnings to travelers to Hong Kong because of increasing violence surrounding pro-democracy protests in the Chinese city. The S...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2019. There are 146 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 7...