Closing arguments set for missing Chinese scholar case

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are set for the federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar...

Taiwan government urged to foster gender equality in schools

A legislator and several civic groups called on the government Sunday work harder toward achieving gender equality in schools, at an event to mark the 15th anniversary of a law to raise gender awarene...

Two college students drown at Shenshen Waterfall in Taiwan’s Pingtung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two college students died after being rushed to local hospitals after drowning in the pool under Shenshen waterfall (神山瀑布) in Wutai Township in Taiwan’s southern cou...

The Latest: Climate protesters leave German coal mine

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on climate protests around a coal mine in western Germany (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Hundreds of climate activists have ended their prote...

Climate activists block German mine despite orders to leave

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening da...

Thousands join climate protests in western Germany

HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Thousands have joined climate protests in the western German village of Hochneukirch near one of the country's biggest lignite coal mines. Saturday's ral...

Pope seeks more 'freedom' in theology, dialogue with Islam

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for a reform of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about dialogue with Judaism and Islam, and that overall there mus...

Thousands expected at climate rally in western Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Students from more than a dozen European countries are expected to join a demonstration Friday urging governments to take bolder action against climate change. Organize...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Indian Muslim students practice yoga at a school in Ahmadabad ahead of International Yoga Day. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping an...

Priest arrested in Mexico City seminary student's killing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities and news reports say a priest has been arrested in connection to the recent killing of a seminary school student. Prosecutors say in a stat...

The Latest: Hundreds crowd hearing on California vaccine law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California Assembly hearing on vaccination legislation (all times local): 3 p.m. Hundreds filed through a committee hearin...

Lawmakers must hash out differences in Ohio budget proposals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House and Senate agree the next state budget should lower income taxes for individuals, but the size of that cut is among sticking points to be hashed out as they face a...

Chilean teachers demonstrate for better working conditions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Thousands of Chilean teachers are demonstrating in the streets of the country's capital to demand better working conditions. The teachers have been on strike f...

Hunt pledges to put 'heart & soul' into Tory race

LONDON (AP) — Ringing a bell seemed a safe photo opportunity for Jeremy Hunt as he sought to show London was ready to host a problem-free Olympic Games in 2012. But the bell broke apart, its base flyi...

New exhibit traces 4 centuries of black history in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The artifacts in a new exhibit tracing four centuries of black history in Virginia range from the painful to the poignant: leg shackles and chains used during slavery, a letter fr...