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Taiwan police arrest 5 in case of unidentified body found on Yilan highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five people were arrested on Friday (Feb. 23) in connection with an abandoned body that was discovered along Taiwan’s Provincial Highway No. 9 in Yilan in January. ...

Taipei police conduct 2-week Lunar New Year safety campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year holiday often comes with a rise in illicit activity across Taipei, prompting police to conduct an annual 15-day safety campaign to inspect high-risk bar...

Shooting at temple in Taiwan's Chiayi leaves 1 injured, 1 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dispute between two groups of men led to guns being drawn in the early morning on Sunday (Jan. 28) outside a small temple in Chiayi’s Budai Township. One person...

Teenagers set police vehicle on fire in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A police vehicle in Taichung was set on fire around 5 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 7), allegedly by a young man being investigated for fraud by the department. The vehicle was ...

Associated Press designates 'Mountain Road Monkey' as word for Taiwan in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an article published Wednesday (Dec. 13), the Associated Press designated the term “Mountain Road Monkey” (山道猴子) as a phrase to represent Taiwan in 2023. ...

Taiwan gang suspected of forcing underage girls into sex work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei prosecutors said they have uncovered cases of underage girls being lured into sex work by gangs on Sunday (Nov. 12). Prosecutors said that a division of the ...

Sweden to call in military to help crack down on gangs

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson was meeting the head of Sweden's armed forces and the police chief on Friday to discuss ways to stem growing gang violence in the country. He wanted "to see ho...

GOP's Cameron releases crime-fighting plan in bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Beshear in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron proposed awarding recruitment and retention bonuses to bolster police forces, part of a sweeping public safety plan unveiled Tues...

Mix of bravado and access to guns contribute to mass shootings by teens in St. Louis, other cities

CHICAGO (AP) — A 1 a.m. shooting at a party in downtown St. Louis kills one and injures nearly a dozen. Gunmen open fire during a fight near Florida's Hollywood Beach, injuring nine, including a 1-yea...

UN: Delaying help to combat Haiti's gangs may impact region

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Haiti on Wednesday urged the immediate deployment of a specialized international force to counter escalating gang violence and develop the Caribbean na...

New pawnshop shooting arrests made in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video was shared online earlier this week on Thursday (April 20) of a shooting outside a pawnshop in New Taipei’s Tucheng District which led to the arrest of a 17-ye...

Jury selection begins in defamation lawsuit against Fox News

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Potential jurors in a defamation trial seeking to hold Fox News responsible for repeatedly airing false claims related to the 2020 presidential election were asked Thursday whe...

Rural Missouri sheriff, 2 deputies arrested in kidnap plot

A rural Missouri sheriff and two deputies are jailed and facing charges accusing them of helping a man in a parental kidnapping plot. Officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol on T...

UN condemns new surge of gang violence in central Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A powerful gang has taken over numerous communities in central Haiti in recent weeks, killing at least 69 people and forcing authorities to abandon several police stations...

Canada military plane returns after Haiti surveillance

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Armed Forces surveillance plane was heading home Tuesday after two intelligence-collecting flights over Haiti. The CP-140 Aurora’s return came after...