North Korea conducts artillery firings at Kim’s order

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has visited a frontline island and ordered troops there to practice firing artillery. The North’s Korean Central News Ag...

Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

Greek authorities seize drug stash on Aegean islet, arrest 4

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say they have seized 1.2 tons of marijuana stashed by a smuggling gang on a remote Aegean islet and arrested four suspected gang members following a high-speed ch...

Taiwan lifts land warning for Typhoon Lekima

Taipei (CNA) - The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted its land warning for Typhoon Lekima on Friday evening but warned that the southwesterly winds it has drawn could bring heavy rainfall to central ...

Sea, land warnings in place for 10 counties, cities as Typhoon Lekima lashes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CBW) still has sea and land warnings in place for 10 counties and cities in Taiwan as the effects of Typhoon Lekima are expected to reach their peak...

Rare bird spotted on Taiwan's Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini), a rare bird on the brink of extinction, has been spotted again this year on the Taiwan-held Matsu Islands -- its original habitat -- r...

Chris Gayle not ready to go gently into that good night

Plenty of excellent batsmen are playing their last Cricket World Cup. Hashim Amla. Shikhar Dhawan. MS Dhoni. JP Duminy. Mohammad Hafeez. Shoaib Malik. Shaun Marsh. Shakib Al Hasan. R...

Taiwan’s Keelung Islet to open to the public on June 25 after five years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Keelung City Government announced on Thursday (June 20) that Keelung Islet off Taiwan’s northern coast will be open for the public to visit on June 25 after it was c...

Elementary school on Green Island holds graduation under water

TAIPEI (CNA) -- This year's 12 new graduates of Gungguan Elementary School on Green Island, a volcanic islet off the eastern coast of Taiwan, received their diplomas in an unusual underwater gradu...

Taiwanese fishing boat bursts into flames, 30 sailors rescued

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese fishing vessel suddenly burst into flames on Tuesday evening (June 4) and all fishermen and crew members were successfully rescued, but one lost consciousness and w...

Taiwan's Kinmen boasts wealth of fascinating military memorials, museums

Scattered across Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen County are memorials, museums and repurposed tunnels and fortifications spotlighting its unique military history. For decades, Kinmen was on the fron...

England beats West Indies by 4 wickets in 1st T20

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (AP) — Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid guided a depleted England side to a four-wicket victory over the West Indies on Tuesday in the first Twenty20. England exc...

Gayle leads West Indies to series-tying win against England

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (AP) — Chris Gayle struck a brutal 77 as West Indies crushed England to win the fifth and final one-day international by seven wickets to clinch a 2-2 draw in the series on Saturd...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

EDITORS: These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit: ...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

EDITORS: These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit: ...