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Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration, gestures as he presides over a gathering to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising in Lhasa, in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Hundreds of Tibetans had staged a protest in 1959 in the Tibetan capital Lhasa against China's rule. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Tibetan President-in-exile urges UN official to visit Tibet

Mar. 10, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Tibetan President-in-exile Lobsang Sangay urged the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday to visit Tibet to examine rights violations and press for unrestricted access to the China-controlled region. Sangya made the statement as the Central Tibetan Administration, the exile...

FILE - In this July 8, 2003, file photo, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and perhaps the most prominent dissident in Vietnam, talks during an interview at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Do, who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, died Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 91. (AP Photos/Richard Vogel)

Vietnam dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do dies at 91

Feb. 25, 2020 7:36 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the Communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, has died at age 91. Do, who died Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City, was the highest leader of the...

In this Feb. 10, 2020, photo, Catholic priest Fr. Joseph Arellano, right, looks at a man who forgot to take off his protective mask and tried to insert the host in his mouth during communion at a mass at the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Manila's Chinatown, Philippines. In a popular Catholic church in Manila, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up, some in protective masks, have been asked to refrain from shaking or holding hands in prayers. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

Feb. 16, 2020 10:21 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China....