Taiwan salmon population hits record high

The population of Taiwan's critically endangered Formosan landlocked salmon has surpassed 10,000 for the first time on record, according to survey results released Wednesday by Shei-Pa National Pa...

Aussie's message to Olympians: Don't be discouraged, adjust

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Patty Mills for Prime Minister. In a statesman's-style address, the San Antonio Spurs guard delivered a message to Olympians and to his fellow Australians who are dealing wi...

India halts its lifeblood train network to try to stop virus

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India expanded its virus-containment measures and halted its lifeblood train network, the federal government warned Monday of strict legal action for those who flout the rules. ...

India stays home in 'people's curfew' to stem coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — The typically boisterous streets of India's capital fell silent on Sunday as the country observed a 14-hour “people's curfew” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for in a nationa...

Virus fears curb old mate custom in parts of South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sharing the mate beverage is an old tradition in parts of South America. The new coronavirus is changing that. In Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina, peo...

Taiwan's indigenous submarine project enters rough waters amid coronavirus restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spilled over into the global financial market, the real economy and, surprisingly, Taiwan's indigenous diesel submarine (IDS) p...

Chinese warplanes conduct first-ever night flights near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets and early warning aircraft were, for the first time ever, seen flying a night mission near Taiwan’s airspace on Monday (March 16), according to ...

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a su...

4 rebels killed in clash in Indonesia's Papua region

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Papuan independence fighters were killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and a rebel group near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua...

Canadian firm starts US prep work for Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting con...

Caribbean tries to resolve vote dispute in oil-rich Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Several Caribbean prime ministers traveled to Guyana on Wednesday to try to help resolve an election crisis in the South American country, where rival factions are competing ...

Brazil tribe faces down order to end environmental protest

SAO PAULO (AP) — A tiny indigenous tribe in Sao Paulo defiantly kept alive a month-old protest Tuesday as dozens of police urged them to obey a court order to end occupation of a tract of land assigne...

Indonesia says 1 soldier killed in ongoing Papua clash

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military said Monday that a soldier was killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and a rebel group near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's east...

Diagram of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of March 9, Taiwan had 45 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), including 25 indigenous and 20 imp...

Native Americans scramble over shutdown of Fargo sweat lodge

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In the decade since Fargo agreed to host a sweat lodge for the many Native Americans who live in the area, the simple structure and its users have suffered a series of indignities: ...