Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way. Foreheads touching, he breathes in the person's ha, or breath. “Fa...

China lifts import ban on US poultry due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government announced Monday (Feb. 17) the country will lift the ban on the import of poultry products from the U.S., a decision believed to have been made due ...

China’s Sichuan reports H5N6 bird flu as it struggles to cope with Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China scrambles to contain the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, the recurrence of various types of bird flu appears to be adding to its woes, most recently an H5N6 outbre...

Recurrence of bird flu kills 17,000 chickens in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has been reported in the Chinese province of Hunan, which lies to the south of Hubei Province, where the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)...

Could the coronavirus outbreak lead to the fall of Communist China?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — Whenever Hollywood offers up an epidemic movie, the culprit behind the outbreak of the disease is usually a rogue scientist, a criminal mastermind, or a group of n...

Migrating birds create flu bonanza for scientists to study

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring. It's a marvel of e...

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ASIA: TILLERSON-ASIA — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation "need not fear" th...

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeast Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages. ...

Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

BEIJING (AP) — Several Chinese cities are shutting down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. The...

New Delhi zoo closed temporarily after birds die of bird flu

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi's zoo has been closed temporarily after nine birds died from suspected bird flu last week, a zoo official said Wednesday. Autopsies conducted on the birds ...