19 killed as bus falls into ravine in northern Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus tumbled off a winding mountainous road and into a ravine in northern Pakistan on Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring several others, a government ...

Report: Recoverer of airmen's remains under investigation

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Arizona mountaineer is under federal investigation after an expedition to the Himalayas to recover the remains of the crew of a B-25 bomber shot down in World War II, a news...

S. China's farmland could be devastated by fall armyworms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is forecasting huge agricultural losses with the arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) in 2020. On Feb. 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs rel...

Three Taiwanese mountaineers survive Annapurna avalanche

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese mountaineers were thought to have survived an avalanche in the Himalayas’ Annapurna massif while four South Koreans and their two Nepali guides were ...

Taiwan climbers conquer Himalayan giant for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amateur Taiwanese climbers Chen Hung-yao (陳鴻耀) and Su Li-chen (蘇立成) on Oct. 29 became the first ever Taiwanese to reach the peak of Himlung Himal, a mountain in the Nepale...

Review: 'Classic Krakauer' is pure adventure and risk

"Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk," Anchor Books, by Jon Krakauer The essays are older — primarily from the mid-1990s — for publications such as Smithsonian's Air &...

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

CHERRY LOG, Ga. (AP) — Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling ...

Modi tells Xi relations are stable, differences manageable

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping that their relations have attained stability and fresh momentum in the past year a...

Review: A yeti prompts a China travelogue in 'Abominable'

"Abominable" is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and the Shanghai-based Pearl ...

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-based Pearl Studio are doing everything they can to ensure their first joint production wins over moviegoers in China. Director Jill Culton says Dre...

British Open: A hole-by-hole look at Royal Portrush

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Royal Portrush, site of the 148th British Open, to be played July 18-21: No. 1, 421 yards, par 4 (Hughies): Avoid two bunkers...

Hindu pilgrimage begins amid high security in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Hindu pilgrims have begun the arduous trek to an icy Himalayan cave in disputed Kashmir with tens of thousands Indian government forces guarding roads and mountain ...

World’s smallest chef embarks on Marco Polo’s Silk Road adventure

Internet sensation and Regent Taipei pioneered 3D projection will be revamped and upgraded – this time, the World’s Smallest Chef will bring his viewers from his hometown Marseille, along ...

Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. The Asian mountain rang...

Plight of Taiwan's rare Formosan black bear covered by CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 23-year effort to document and protect the Formosan black bear by a Taiwanese conservationist was covered by CNN on Sunday (June 9). In an interview with CNN published o...