Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegal...

Video shows octopus nearly rip off Chinese streamer's face

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese live-streamer broadcast her harrowing encounter with an octopus as she tried to pry its suckers off her face, leading to a number of minor injuries. In what was su...

Taiwanese man faces 5-year prison sentence for live-streaming jet takeoff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese vlogger could be facing serious consequences for violating the Civil Aviation Act (民用航空法) after he live-streamed a Mandarin Airlines jet takeoff last week, announce...

Taiwanese streamer posts blackface how-to video on TikTok

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a crude attempt at humor, a Taiwanese online streamer posted a video of herself on Sunday (March 24) applying makeup to her face to resemble the skin tone...

FX chief says Netflix exaggerates viewership numbers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A prominent competitor to Netflix is claiming that the streamer is deceiving the public about what is a hit and what isn't. FX Networks chief executive John L...

Santa, romance and horror? 'Bird Box' bucks holiday trend

NEW YORK (AP) — Snow and Santa and horrible monsters? Released just days before Christmas on Netflix, the Sandra Bullock-led thriller "Bird Box" is about monstrous entities that comp...

Santa, romance and horror? 'Bird Box' bucks holiday trend

NEW YORK (AP) — Snow and Santa and horrible monsters? Released just days before Christmas on Netflix, the Sandra Bullock-led thriller "Bird Box" is about monstrous entities that comp...

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for Week 9 in football

A look at some key fantasy football questions going into Week 9: WHICH UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK? You've got options at ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver pickups for Week 9 in football

Now your fantasy skills and strategic planning are about to be truly tested. There are six teams on byes this week: the Bengals, Cardinals, Colts, Eagles, Lions and Jaguars. You won'...

FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver adds for Week 8 in fantasy football

The latest thing to sweat on fantasy football waivers besides byes and injuries: real-life NFL trades. The deal that sent Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville last week...

FANTASY PLAYS: Free agents to target for Week 6 in football

There are only two teams on byes this week, but both the Lions and Saints have significant starters to replace at a few key positions. In addition, some notable injuries make the rac...

Disappearance of 'Ink Girl' in China spurs others to deface Xi Jinping images

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In July 4, a Chinese women in Shanghai live streamed herself splashing ink on an image of Xi Jinping and denouncing his authoritarianism, and was detained several hours la...

Live video shows Chinese streamer splash ink on Xi Jinping poster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After posting live video of herself splashing black ink on a poster of Xi Jingping to protest the tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai yesterday (July 4), a femal...

Internet celebrity 3rd most popular 'dream job' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Becoming an internet celebrity is now the third most popular "dream job" for Taiwanese workers, accord to a survey by 1111 Job Bank. When asked what their ideal jo...

Taiwan saw record 14 murder cases in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan saw 14 murder cases between May 2 and June 1, a record number for a single month in Taiwan's history, reported UDN. During the May 2 through June 1 period, Taiwan...