AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An Indian Hindu performs a ritual to thank the sun god for sustaining life on Earth in the Yamuna River, which is covered by chemical foam caused by industrial pollution in New Delhi. ...

Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

Central Taiwan city partners with Japan's Nagoya to boost tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung and the Japanese city of Nagoya have agreed to promote tourism through expanding bilateral collaboration. Deputy Taichung Mayor Bruce Linghu (令狐榮達) signed a to...

Taipei Environmental Arts Festival creates lively atmosphere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 1,600 people attended the opening of the 2019 Tamsui Environmental Arts Festival in Tamsui Old Street on Sunday (Oct. 20). Coinciding with the 135th anniversa...

Shanghai official arrives in Taiwan, will meet with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui (李文輝) has arrived in Taiwan and will meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) tomorrow. A Taipei City Governme...

Without a magic wand, transforming pumpkins isn't easy

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It might be easier to transform a pumpkin into Cinderella's coach than to turn one into a mercury glass decoration. Hoping to add elegance to seasonal decoration...

Taiwan's Tainan promotes two small towns with photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Government is holding a photography contest to promote the city’s Houbi (後壁區) and Yanshui (鹽水區) districts, which are among the 40 winners of Taiwan Touri...

Volunteers conserve endangered sea turtles in remote Panama

JAQUE, Panama (AP) — Iver Valencia goes out at dusk each evening during nesting season with a group of lantern-wielding villagers to walk a stretch of Panamanian beach. Their mission: to find nests wh...

Volunteers conserve endangered sea turtles in remote Panama

JAQUE, Panama (AP) — Iver Valencia goes out at dusk each evening during nesting season with a group of lantern-wielding villagers to walk a stretch of Panamanian beach. Their mission: to find nests wh...

Olympic flame returns to Switzerland for Youth Winter Games

GENEVA (AP) — The Olympic flame has arrived in Switzerland more than 70 years after the Alpine country last hosted a Winter Games. Organizers of the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympi...

A panda is the mascot for the 2020 Beijing Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a cerem...

Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Pingtung to host Taiwan's longest ever Double Ten Day fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 42-minute fireworks extravaganza will illuminate the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10 as the country celebrates the National Da...

KMT presidential candidate finishes last in poll of local Taiwan leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) finished last in an opinion poll ranking 22 city mayors and county magistrates released by Com...

Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victim...