‘Nothing like it:’ Global balloon fiesta ready for liftoff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sun is close to popping over the mountain top and the hot air balloon pilots are beginning to test their propane burners, beating back what’s left of the darkness and the ...

Eddie Redmayne happy to reunite with Felicity Jones

TORONTO (AP) — As soon as Eddie Redmayne read the script for "The Aeronauts," he knew whom his co-star should be: His "Theory of Everything" co-star Felicity Jones. "I read it . with...

Taiwan-themed train runs in Mumbai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A train decorated with a Taiwan theme is traveling around the western Indian city of Mumbai, marking the latest effort by Taiwan's Tourism Bureau to promote tourism on...

TRA adds train services for hot air balloon festival in East Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced additional train services to transport festival-goers to the 2019 Taitung International Balloon Fiesta, which lifted...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 3, ...

Egypt: 11 tourists safe after hot air balloon incident

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say 11 tourists are safe after their hot air balloon drifted away, forcing them to land in the country's southern desert. The officials say the...

Airbnb to recreate trip from 'Around the World in 80 Days'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne's classic "Around the World in 80 Days." Hosted by Airbnb, a small number of guest...

Hot air balloon rides at Taiwan’s Shihmen Reservoir open for registration from June 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first batch of hot air balloon rides at Taoyuan’s Shihmen Reservoir on the mornings and afternoons of June 15 -18 will be open for online registration from 10:30...

Taiwan's Taitung International Balloon Festival fires up on June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2019 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 29 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

California Legislature declares May 4 'Star Wars Day'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — May the fourth officially be with you. The California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4 "Star Wars Day" in recognition of a Disneyland theme park ...

Record-setting balloonist dies after accident in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities and family members say a renowned British balloonist and scientist who set 79 world ballooning records died after a balloon-related accident in Southern California. ...

Hot air balloon with 16 aboard lands safely after fire

SYDNEY (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying a pilot and 15 passengers landed safely Wednesday after its basket caught fire mid-flight. One passenger, a 27-year-old woman suffered minor ...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2018. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 19...

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Nomad Festival Taiwan attracts 5 times more people this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nomad Festival 2018 kicked off in Puli, Nantou yesterday (Oct. 13), hosting all kinds of events including live music, a barista contest, a circus, and a food market. Music l...