Taiwan likely to make it through July without typhoon for first time ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — July 2020 is highly likely to become the first-ever month of July without any typhoon in the Pacific, but August is unlikely to follow suit, the Central Weather Bureau sai...

Sumatran tiger cub learns to hunt from mother at Poland zoo

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A 2-month-old Sumatran tiger cub is getting to know the world and learning to hunt from her mother at a zoo in southwestern Poland, the first such cub born there in 20 years. ...

Taiwan expects 3 to 5 typhoons but with shorter warning times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau expects the usual three to five typhoons to hit Taiwan this summer, but the warning time will be shorter because they are expected to originate ...

Tropical Storm Nuri to bring abundant rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Tropical Storm Nuri (鸚鵡) heading toward Hong Kong, its periphery will bring heavy rain to six cities and counties in south Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Sat...

PM vows IS will never again overrun Iraqi territory

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group will never again overrun Iraqi territory, Iraq’s prime minister vowed Wednesday in an official visit to northern Iraq. The visit by Mustaf...

Turkey registers 41 new deaths, lowest since end of March

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s health ministry says 41 more people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 4,096. The death rate is the lowest registered since the end of Ma...

The Latest: Trump says IS leader's death outdoes bin Laden's

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, is dead after being targeted by a U.S. mil...

US official says IS leader believed dead in US raid in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, is believed dead after being t...

US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is believed dead a...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and d...

Spirited Sargent, budding star, returns to St. Louis with US

Josh Sargent's red hair could become as known in St. Louis as the Gateway Arch one day if he develops into an American soccer star. Fresh off a spectacular strike for his first goal ...

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm. The video released by Al-F...

IS loses all territory but its shadowy leader still at large

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has lost all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, but its shadowy leader and self-proclaimed "caliph" is still at large. With a $...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and d...

Iraqis amid Mosul's silent ruins fear the loss of a dialect

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — For centuries, residents of Mosul have spoken a unique form of Arabic enriched by the Iraqi city's long history as a crossroads of civilization, a singsong dialect that many now fea...