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Top 6 Taiwanese don'ts on Dongzhi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Today (Dec. 21) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice based on the lunisolar calendar, and like other Taiwanese festivals there are a number o...

Authorities accused of spying on journalists in Greece

On November 13, 29-year-old investigative journalist Stavros Malichudis was scrolling through Facebook and enjoying his morning coffee when he stumbled across a report by the Greek media outlet EFSYN....

Iraqi singer's music still brings split society together

BAGHDAD (AP) — A petite woman in a gold brocade robe appears on stage in a smoke-filled Baghdad club. The crowd jumps up, enticed by the raw power of her voice. This is the magic of...

France: Far-right TV star Eric Zemmour shakes up presidential race

Until a few months ago, France's next presidential election was largely expected to be a predictable duel between President Emmanuel Macron and the leader of the far-right National Rally (Rassembl...

Opinion: Xi Jinping, China's eternal president

The title demands attention. 348 delegates of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have approved its third "Historical Resolution." The document, however, serves only o...

Pakistan: How patriarchy is raising the risk of deadly breast cancer

Pakistan has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in Asia, and trends suggest that this is likely to increase unless more is done to remove barriers to early screening. An estimated 40,000 women...

Gwyneth Paltrow tackles bedroom taboos in Netflix series

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow admits she has insecurities about her physical appearance in an episode of her new Netflix series “ Sex, Love & goop,” but she’s working on that. The Oscar-winner a...

India: Police arrest 28 men over suspected gang rape of minor girl

With two more men arrested near India's commercial capital of Mumbai on Friday, a total of 28 people have been detained over the suspected gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, officials said. The ca...

9 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ghost Festival in Taiwan is on Sunday (Aug. 22), a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival falls halfw...

8 dos and don'ts for Qixi Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Qixi Festival (七夕節), or Lunar Valentine's Day, is on Saturday (Aug. 14) in many parts of East Asia, and like other festivals in Taiwan, there are traditions that must ...

Top 10 taboos to steer clear of during Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates of hell opened Sunday (Aug. 8), marking the start of Ghost Month (鬼月), and numerology expert Tang Chen-wei (湯鎮瑋) from the Human Thesaurus Media Group has listed ...

5 clothing taboos to avoid this Ghost Month in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The gates to the underworld flung open on Sunday (Aug. 8), marking the start of Taiwan’s Ghost Month (鬼月), coinciding with Father’s Day and curiously falling o...

Thailand: Is royal reform a far-fetched dream?

The youth-led, pro-democracy movement in Thailand began coalescing in mid-2020 and at its peak saw hundreds of thousands of protesters calling for the government's resignation and a more transpare...

Thai youth activists to go ahead with protest despite gatherings ban

Thai youth activists vowed to stage a protest on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, despite a nation-wide ban on public gatherings imposed by the government amid sur...

Lawyer: Jordan court to rule Monday in royal sedition case

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s state security court is to issue its verdict in a high-profile sedition case against a former senior official and a member of the royal family on Monday, just three weeks...