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  • new storyMigrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:15 pm

    CALAIS, France - Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travelers living in squalid slums and deepening concerns the city is becoming a tinderbox of anti-migrant, anti-Muslim rage that's fueling a budding nationalist movement.

  • Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 9:38 pm

    DUBLIN - The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland's Feb. 26 election.

  • Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 12:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.

  • Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:55 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.

  • Italy hosts European nationalists at 2-day convention 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:37 pm

    MILAN - French far right leader Marine Le Pen is in Italy headlining a convention of European far-right parties, just weeks after her National Front suffered a stinging defeat in regional French elections.

  • Sovereignty, legacy factors in Taiwan leader's island visit story has photos
    Updated: Jan-28-16 7:55 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seeking to assert Taiwan's sovereignty and build his legacy, President Ma Ying-jeou paid a visit Thursday to an even smaller island also claimed by China.

  • Taiwan stages military drills on island off Chinese coast story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:33 am

    KINMEN, Taiwan - Taiwan held small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast Tuesday, in a renewed signal of its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats.

  • Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 8:01 am

    BEIJING - The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election.

  • China's Taiwan office deputy head under investigation 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:41 am

    BEIJING - A deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office has been placed under investigation for apparent corruption amid renewed scrutiny of Beijing's policies toward the island following its election of a new independence-leaning president.

  • Suicide of student triggers protests in southern India 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 6:24 am

    HYDERABAD, India - Shouting slogans and holding placards, hundreds of students on Tuesday angrily protested the death of an Indian student who, along with four others, was barred from using some facilities at his university in the southern tech-hub of Hyderabad.

  • China, economy tests for Taiwan presidential winner Tsai story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-17-16 6:05 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's presidential election victor Tsai Ying-wen will enjoy a broad mandate from her commanding victory and her independence-leaning party's new legislative majority, but managing the island's delicate relations with China will be tricky.

  • Flag-waiving teen pop star unites fractious Taiwan 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 1:47 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese politicians came out in support Saturday of a teenage pop star who was forced to apologize for waving the island's national flag on a South Korean television program, reigniting the complex issue of national identity on a day when voters are electing a new independence-leaning president and national legislature.

  • Taiwan presidential race showcases women's increasing role 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 6:04 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan appears all but certain to elect a female president on Saturday, underscoring the vast political gains women have made over the island's decades-long transition from authoritarianism to thriving democracy.

  • China, the economy key issues in Taiwan's election 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 5:08 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's relationship with China is a key topic in this week's presidential election as President Ma Ying-jeou of the China-friendly Nationalist Party prepares to hand over power, possibly to the candidate of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. A look at some of the major issues affecting the election:

  • China faces few good options in Taiwan electoral outcome 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 3:46 am

    BEIJING - China isn't going to be happy with the likely victory for Taiwan's pro-independence opposition in this weekend's presidential election, but it has limited options to respond: Any angry reaction could further alienate the island's public, while a passive response could weaken Beijing's influence there.