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COVID case visited shopping malls, watched movie in Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young woman studying in the United Kingdom who visited shopping malls and watched a movie in the Taipei area tested positive for COVID-19 after having received one BioNT...

Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor ai...

New Taipei department store closes after suspected COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mega City department store in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District was closed Saturday (Aug. 28) after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The New Taipei ...

New Taipei City confirms 5 COVID cases at retail center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five employees at a company based in the Tomson Plaza retail center in Sanchong District have been confirmed as COVID-19 cases, the New Taipei City Government said Wednesd...

New Taipei department store closes after reporting COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A department store in northern Taiwan was shuttered for one day on Wednesday (June 30) for disinfection after a saleswoman tested positive for COVID-19. Located in New ...

From Dhaka to Düren: How political refugee Munshi built a new life in Germany

The fingers are made of black plastic and they hum like a bee. At the touch of a button, they wrap themselves around a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Mahmudul Haque Munshi smiles and looks in...

US, China consulate closures deal losses to both nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have done more than strike symbolic blows in their escalating feud. They’ve also dimmed each other’s ability to obser...

3 dead, thousands evacuated in south China flooding

BEIJING (AP) — Flooding and mudslides in southern China have killed at least three people and forced evacuations for thousands of people, official media reported Tuesday. China’s na...

Indonesia: UAE crown prince to lead new capital construction

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Abu Dhabi's crown prince has agreed to lead a committee that will oversee the construction of a new capital city for Indonesia that is estimated to cost $34 billion, an Indon...

New Taipei City launches prize pomelo website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Agriculture Department of New Taipei City Government (ADNTCG) and Bali District Farmers’ Association have launched an online platform to buy prize pomelos. An...

Bake Cheese Tart opens new store in Banqiao, Northern Taiwan to long queues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new store was opened at the Mega City Mall in Banqiao, New Taipei City on May 31. Bake Cheese Tart is an international hit, with many stores opening across the Asia...

Taiwan Int'l Documentary Festival to screen largest selection of Southeast Asian films to date

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) will run from May 4 to 13 with the biggest selection of works from Southeast Asian filmmakers to date. Lin Mu...

Palestinian-American brings #MeToo campaign to West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A young Palestinian-American is the driving force behind a nascent #MeToo movement in this patriarchal corner of the world, selling T-shirts, hoodies and denim jackets with ...

China Communist Party expels former star Sun Zhengcai

BEIJING (AP) — Former rising Chinese political star Sun Zhengcai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and dismissed from public office amid a corruption investigation. S...

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

BEIJING (AP) — In a ritual of summer, China's leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch h...