Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...

American convicted of Yonghe murder sentenced to life in prison in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American man convicted of being the mastermind behind the grisly Yonghe murder has been handed a life sentence, while his accomplices have received sentences ranging f...

Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. ...

'Real Friends, Real Progress': AIT recognizes Taiwan as true US friend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) wrapped up celebrations for its 40th year in Taiwan with the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on Friday (Jan. 17). In his opening ad...

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of an elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religiou...

Yonghe murder suspect found guilty by New Taipei court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City court last week found the main suspect of the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher guilty. When the Taiwan New Taipei Distr...

Wisconsin teacher admits to defecating in park for 2 years

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — A retiring Wisconsin English teacher cited for defecating in a public park for two years told authorities he was “being an idiot” and that he did it for convenience and to be d...

In a first, Peruvian with Down syndrome runs for parliament

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Bryan Russell has Down syndrome and does daily speech exercises, putting pens and corks in his mouth to help build up low muscle tone there. He is also waging a longshot bid to becom...

Homeless American English teacher charged with arson in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeless American English teacher has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a bar at a campground in southern Taiwan on Sept. 20 and is awaiting release ...

Another English teacher quits TutorABC over invasive 'one China' policy toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another American English teacher has come forward to say that she has resigned from TutorABC because of its politically-charged "one China" regulations for staff...

English teacher in Taiwan resigns over TutorABC's intrusive 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An email from the English teaching website TutorABC surfaced on Saturday (Nov. 2), sent in response to the resignation of an instructor who refused to conform to new, drac...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where sho...

UK child abuser who preyed on Malaysians killed in prison

LONDON (AP) — A British man serving 22 life sentences for abusing scores of Malaysian children has been killed in prison. Richard Huckle was found dead Sunday at Full Sutton prison i...

Canadian English teacher nabbed growing pot in N Taiwan gets lighter sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Canadian cram school teacher who teaches English and was arrested for growing marijuana at his home in northern Taiwan has been given a reduced sentence for being a &quo...

Homeless American English teacher allegedly sets fire to bar in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A homeless American English teacher allegedly set fire to a bar in a campground in southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) and was arrested today (Sept. 23) for driving a motorcyc...