By SHEIKH SAALIQ and KRUTIKA PATHI Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Tensions were high in India’s western Udaipur city in late June, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor’s throat in a brutal attack that highlights a dramatic escalation of communal violence in a country riven […]
Four activists wearing “Where is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts were stopped by security at Wimbledon on July 4 and had their bags searched.
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s famed Palace Museum began displaying artifacts in Hong Kong on July 3 amid a drive to build loyalty to Beijing in the former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule 25 years ago. Works of calligraphy and paintings on silk dating back more than 1,000 years feature heavily in the […]
By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said. John Albert Laylo […]
By HALEY BARKER Religion News Service (RNS) — On June 21, the Je Khenpo, the senior Buddhist authority in Bhutan, began ordaining a group of 144 women as bhikshunis, or female monks, at the Ramthangkha monastery in the tiny Himalayan country. The ceremony “is of historical importance for all women in Buddhism and brings Tibetan […]
By HUIZHONG WU Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Digital censors quickly deleted a hashtag “the next five years” on June 27 as online discussion swirled in response to reported remarks of Beijing’s Communist Party secretary saying that the capital city will normalize pandemic prevention controls over the course of the next five years. Beijing’s […]
Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pele or whoever it was decades ago that first described soccer as the “beautiful game.”
Naomi Kawase, the director of the official film of the Tokyo Olympics, acknowledged she was taken aback at first about her assignment.
Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath on June 19 as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched despite her father’s human rights record that saw thousands of drug suspects gunned down.
BEIJING (AP) — China on June 10 attacked the theory that the coronavirus pandemic may have originated as a leak from a Chinese laboratory as a politically motivated lie, after the World Health Organization recommended in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is needed into whether a lab accident may be to blame. […]