S. China's farmland could be devastated by fall armyworms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is forecasting huge agricultural losses with the arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) in 2020. On Feb. 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs rel...

Iran raises death toll from new virus to 8, infections to 43

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal ...

Coronavirus: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran

Turkey will "temporarily" close its border with Iran due to coronavirus fears, it announced on Sunday. Pakistan revealed shortly afterwards that it was also closing its border with Iran. ...

Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China. The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency that tests of a patient who recently ...

China could face locust plague, Taiwan unlikely to fall victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China deals with the expanding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a locust plague which has decimated agriculture in East Africa could make its way toward the East ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2020. There are 319 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 20...

ATP World Tour New York Open Results

Saturday At NYBC Live New York Purse: $719,320 Surface: Hardcourt indoor NEW YORK (AP) _ Results Saturday from...

Filipino 1st local typhoid case in Taiwan this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday (Feb. 14), announced the first locally-acquired case of typhoid this year, in Taiwan's Kaohsiung City. The patient w...

US murder suspect went undetected in Italy for 2 weeks

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted over her husband's 2002 murder was able to stay at the Rome hotel where she was arrested for nearly two weeks before an international arrest warrant turned up in...

BC-US--Foreign Exchange, US

NEW YORK (AP) — Foreign Exchange, New York prices. Rates for trades of $1 million minimum. ...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Monday, February 10, 2020 _____ City/Town, Country;Monday's Weather Condition;Monday's High Temp (F);Monday's Low Temp (F);Tuesday's...

Pakistan lead by 187 runs in 1st test vs. Bangladesh

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Bangladesh's fast bowlers hit back with four wickets but Pakistan still stretched its first innings lead to 187 on the third day of the first test on Sunday. ...

Doubts persist for Dem voters about female nominee in 2020

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — In a perfect world, Susan Stepp, a 73-year-old retiree, would be voting vote for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, s...

Modi says Indian Muslims had nothing to fear in new law

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament on Thursday that Indian Muslims had nothing to fear from a new citizenship law and accused opposition parties of toeing rival Pakistan's propaganda to c...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Thursday, February 6, 2020 _____ City/Town, Country;Thursday's Weather Condition;Thursday's High Temp (C);Thursday's Low Temp (C);Fr...