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From West to East, dangerous Chinese interference networks spread around the world

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is running a global network of "consular volunteers" through its embassies and consulates who form part of its “United Front” influence and enfo...

Will Myanmar cease-fire hold?

The recently China-brokered cease-fire between Myanmar's armed opposition groups and the ruling military does not mean the conflict will stop, analysts say. The joint Three Brotherhood Alliance ...

Myanmar: China says army and guerillas agreed to cease-fire

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had mediated an "immediate cease-fire" between the Myanmar national army and rebel guerrilla groups fighting against it. Talks were held ...

Police raid 50-room brothel in Taipei's Wanhua, 44 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large prostitution operation was busted in Taipei’s Wanhua District on Wednesday night (Oct. 11) resulting in 44 arrests. Police released a statement after the ...

Thailand's LGBTQ+ community draws tourists from China looking to be themselves

BANGKOK (AP) — Xinyu Wen traveled to Thailand in June, planning a two-week vacation around Bangkok's Pride parade. Instead, the 28-year-old stayed a month and a half, as her experience ...

Rainbows, drag shows, movies: Lebanon's leaders go after perceived symbols of the LGBTQ+ community

BEIRUT (AP) — Rainbows, school books, movies and drag shows have all been targeted in Lebanon in recent weeks as politicians, religious leaders and vigilante groups step up a campaign against the LGBT...

A federal judge strikes down a Texas law requiring age verification to view pornographic websites

A federal judge has struck down a Texas law requiring age verification and health warnings to view pornographic websites and blocked the state attorney general's office from enforcing it. ...

Opening statements begin in website founder's 2nd trial over ads promoting prostitution

PHOENIX (AP) — A founder of the classified site Backpage.com and four employees carefully strategized how to bring in ads for prostitution to maintain their top-earning platform, a prosecutor said Thu...

What's behind Vietnam's worsening sex ratio imbalance?

The shortage of women in Vietnam has become a regular topic of conversation at the dinner table. Even a few years ago, if a woman in her mid-20s was not yet married, her marriage prospects were one of...

Backpage founder faces 2nd trial over what prosecutors say was a scheme to sell sex through ad sales

PHOENIX (AP) — A founder of the lucrative classified site Backpage.com will face his second trial on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money in what authorities say was a scheme to k...

Betty Tyson dies at 75, spent 25 years in New York prison before murder conviction was overturned

Betty Tyson, a woman who spent 25 years in prison for a 1973 murder until being exonerated on the basis of new evidence, has died in upstate New York, her sister said Wednesday. Tyson, 7...

Ex-New York police chief who once led Gilgo Beach probe charged with soliciting sex in park

NEW YORK (AP) — A former suburban New York police chief who once led the Gilgo Beach killings investigation and later went to prison for beating a suspect was arrested again Tuesday after authorities ...

Georgia made it easier for parents to challenge school library books. Almost no one has done so

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — When Allison Strickland urged a suburban Atlanta school board in June to remove four books from school libraries, she was following a path cleared by Georgia’s Republican lawmakers...

Tajik women turn to polygamy for survival

For some years now, polygamous marriages have been on the rise in Tajikistan, likely due to the growing influence of religion and the mass exodus of young men abroad. High poverty rates and a tough j...

The man accused of locking a woman in a cinder block cell in Oregon has an Oct. 17 trial date

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge set an Oct. 17 trial date for an Oregon man accused of posing as an undercover police officer, kidnapping a woman in Seattle and locking her in a cinder block cell...