Taiwan VP-elect speaks of religious freedom on eve of National Prayer Breakfast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) spoke of the success story of Taiwan's democracy in which people from different religions contribute, winning a big...

India projects rosy economic growth next year after slump

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government projects the economy will grow up to 6.5% in the next fiscal year, starting in April, and hopes to follow China's example in developing labor intensive industries a...

Indian police detain man for firing during student protest

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Thursday detained a man who fired a shot near a university in the capital of New Delhi where students were protesting a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. ...

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown tha...

Advocates: Honduran mother, children deported to Guatemala

HOUSTON (AP) — A Honduran mother and her two children who had been hospitalized have been deported to Guatemala under a Trump administration policy of sending some people seeking asylum in the U.S. to...

AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some...

US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared t...

Hong Kong priest asks for Vatican's protection from CCP persecution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Hong Kong bishop and human rights campaigner, Joseph Zen (陳日君), has sent a letter to the College of Cardinals seeking protection for churches in China from Chinese ...

Pope, UN issue message on migrants, climate, nuclear weapons

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the U.N. chief issued a joint year-end message Friday urging the world to remember children dying of hunger, migrants seeking safety and a planet threatened by nuc...

AP Photos: Graffiti at Indian campus slam citizenship law

NEW DELHI (AP) — Students of New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University have turned the campus' sandstone walls into a canvas of discontent. The spray-painted slogans and symbols re...

Faith, service drive Tennessee gov to keep taking refugees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fartun Abdi last saw her father face-to-face when she was about 1 year old living in Somalia, just before her family separated to flee fighting in the country. ...

Indian police ban growing protests of citizenship law

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police banned protests in New Delhi and several state capitals Thursday in an effort to contain growing dissatisfaction over a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the sec...

Tennessee governor says state will keep resettling refugees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee won't stop resettling refugees, Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday, rejecting an option offered to states by President Donald Trump's administration. ...

U.S., India hold strategic talks as domestic crises distract

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper were meeting with their Indian counterparts Wednesday for strategic and security talks as both countries deal with dom...

India's Supreme Court delays hearing citizenship law pleas

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of a new citizenship law that has sparked opposition and massive protests across the count...