December is best time to enjoy autumn leaves at Wuling Farm in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – December is the best time to enjoy the red leaves of maple trees at Wuling Farm (武陵農場), according to a Forestry Bureau news release on Tuesday. Wuling Farm is located i...

Photo of the Day: 'Tri-colored maple leaves' in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the maple leaves in Japan begin to change color, the Komoro Zoo's Kaokoen Garden in Japan's Nagano Prefecture on Nov. 13 shared photos of its curious "tri-color...

Unknown British soldier buried before WWI 100th anniversary

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — British authorities have given an unknown soldier who died during World War I a full military burial, just days before ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of World War I....

Review: Brooklyn trio Las Rosas makes scorching second album

Las Rosas, "Shadow by Your Side" (Greenway Records) Brooklyn trio Las Rosas upgrades its lo-fi sounds without sacrificing its considerable charms on "Shadow by Your Side," an excelle...

Taiwanese woman's journey to achieving full body tattoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday (March 16) Taiwan News interviewed and photographed a Taiwanese tattoo artist who shared her experience achieving a full body tattoo. Born Hu Yu-hsin (胡毓欣) in Na...

Enjoy colorful leaves along the longest forest bikeway in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The leaves of the fragrant maple trees in the Danongdafu Forest Park (大農大富平地森林園區) in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has turned red, and the best time to enjoy the...

Seal opens dialogue with listeners on 'Standards' album

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Seal is in crisis mode. The Grammy-winning singer says he's deeply concerned about anti-social social media and the emotionless conversations enabled by technology. ...

Sotheby's sells pink, blue diamond earrings for about $51M

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby's sold a pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings at a hammer price of about $51 million Tuesday, though the 14.54-carat flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond that was the auction's high...

Travel meets star power at Louis Vuitton's Paris mens' show

PARIS (AP) — Travel, trekking and urban exploration defined Thursday's installment of Paris Menswear Week. And did someone mention celebrities? Here are the highlights of the day's f...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ____ Nov. 30 The Knoxville News Sentinel on devastating fires in Gatlinburg: ...

Maple leaves turning later at Aowanda Forest Recreation Area this year

Due to a lack of rain and abnormally high temperatures, only about one third of the trees have turned the familiar brilliant crimson red hue so far this year in the Aowanda Forest Recreation Area, Tai...

Nice maple viewing places tucked in mountains of Hsinchu County

Jianshih and Wufeng in Hsinchu County are among the best places in Taiwan for maple leaves chasers as maple leaves in these two townships change to beautiful yellow and red colors in December every ye...

Autumn Travel: Top Five autumn-leaf viewing spots in Taiwan

Leaf viewing is one of the easiest ways to experience natural beauty. While Taiwan only has two obvious seasonal changes, autumn is generally considered the best time to visit the island. While aut...

On Paris street where body lay, a sense of normalcy returns

PARIS (AP) — It was close to midnight on a busy, mild November Friday. Paris reeled after learning men with bombs and guns had attacked popular bars, France's national stadium and the Bataclan concert...

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

TOKYO (AP) -- Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air.Some survivors of the eru...