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Nobel Prize Summit virtual event to discuss climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Laureates, scientists, politicians, business people, and youth leaders will discuss solutions to problems such as climate change and inequality at a virtual Nobel Prize Su...

The Latest: Gun salutes to mark Prince Philip's death

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh will take place across the U.K...

Singer-actress Barbra Streisand expresses sympathy with Taiwan train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academy Award-winning actress and singer Barbra Streisand tweeted her sympathy with the victims of the April 2 Hualien train derailment Tuesday (April 6). A total of 50...

Dalai Lama offers condolences to Taiwan after tragic train accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Sunday (April 4) confirmed it had received a letter from the Dalai Lama expressing condolences after the train accident on Friday (April 2), Tai...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2021. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History:...

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at a hospital in the north Indian hill to...

The Latest: Dalai Lama receives coronavirus vaccine

DHARMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, has received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala. ...

10 years after Christchurch quake, survivors share stories

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — One woman channeled her anger to ensure buildings are safer. Others have found peace after heartbreaking losses. Ten years after an earthquake killed 185 people and de...

'Cycling for a Free Tibet' campaign takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT), a coalition of NGOs based in Taiwan, on Wednesday (Feb. 10) launched the annual Cycling for a Free Tibet event to ra...

China 'releases' Tibet language advocate Tashi Wangchuk

PEN America said Friday it was "overjoyed" that its lobbying for Tashi Wangchuk's release had borne fruit. However, a lawyer for the Tibetan language advocate said it was unclear whether...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, die...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, die...

History is 'China's most important psychological tool'

In his new book, The Invention of China, journalist Bill Hayton reconstructs the nation-building process of modern China. He shows how nationalist-minded intellectuals and activists of the late 19th a...

Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetans in exile braved the rain and cold Sunday in India’s northern city of Dharmsala, where the exiled government is based, and voted for their new political lea...

Four Taiwan events included in BBC's look back at 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — BBC News has released a video highlighting major events that occurred in the last 12 months, including four pivotal moments in Taiwan's political timeline. The BBC&...