Philippines grounds company's aircraft after deadly fire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aviation officials on Monday grounded all aircraft belonging to a company that owns a plane that caught fire while taking off from Manila's airport, killing all e...

Filipino shares his experiences as coronavirus survivor

BANGKOK (AP) — When Carlo Navarro, his wife and 15-year-old daughter visited Japan from the Philippines in February, they knew they were taking a chance with the coronavirus, but thought they would be...

Filipino replicates device designed by Taiwanese doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A device designed by a Taiwanese doctor to better protect medical workers as they intubate patients has already been replicated by a doctor in the Philippines, where cases...

Taiwan employers encouraged to renew contracts of Indonesian workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor on Friday (March 20) advised employers to renew the contracts of their Indonesian staff or find workers in other Southeast Asian countries, as Jakart...

Trump dubs COVID-19 'Chinese virus' despite hate crime risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" — or the "kung-flu," as one administration offi...

Disney Junior's 'Mira, Royal Detective' is India-inspired

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest cartoon on Disney Junior has all the hallmarks one would expect from a children's show — a smart, resourceful lead character, entertaining sidekicks, and a bright, colorful ...

Philippine president to be tested for virus, palace cleaned

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would be tested for the new coronavirus Thursday after he met with Cabinet officials who were exposed to infected people and have now se...

Four female Taiwanese boxers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four female Taiwanese boxers have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics boxing tournament, bringing the number of Taiwanese qualified for the upcoming Olympics to 31, Libe...

Taiwanese among four new confirmed Wuhan virus cases in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man, who is among four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, came into contact with another Taiwanese man who visited the Philippines and was confir...

Protest and celebration mark Women's Day, despite threats

NEW YORK (AP) — From the streets of Manila to a school in East London, people around the world marked International Women’s Day on Sunday with calls to end exploitation and increase equality. ...

Catholic churches for Filipinos in Taiwan close over coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Catholic churches in north Taiwan catering to the Filipino community closed and canceled their Sunday services in order to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus ...

Ex-Philippine official warns of `tragedy’ if US pact ends

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine foreign secretary warned Friday that the president’s decision to end a key U.S. security pact will undermine the ability of American forces to help the c...

Duterte says Philippines can survive without America

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent ...

Remy Martin revs up his hair-raising game for Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin's bloom of hair has an ebullient quality to it, shimmying as he shakes a defender, bopping when he stops and pops, swooshing back as if he's in a wind tunnel as he flas...

Petition calls for China Airlines' name to be changed to 'Taiwan Airlines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese group based in the U.S. has posted a petition calling on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to change the name of China Airlines to "Taiwan Airlines" as co...