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Taiwan marks Indigenous People's Day commemorating constitutional change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (Aug. 1) marks Taiwan’s annual Indigenous People’s Day, a commemoration that marks the inclusion of the term “Indigenous people” into Taiwa...

US top diplomat Blinken visits Tonga, raises alarm on China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned South Pacific nations about China's "problematic behavior," during his state visit to the tiny island of Tonga. Blinken is the ...

Youth coach hopes Women's World Cup raises soccer's profile for Maori people in New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — When New Zealand kicked off in the Women’s World Cup opener against Norway last week, just three of the 23 Football Ferns traced their roots to the Indigenous Maori people...

Justin Thomas enters Rocket Mortgage Classic, hoping to boost postseason positioning

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Thomas may have skipped the Rocket Mortgage Classic once again if this was just another usual year in his career. It hasn't been. The 2022 PGA Champio...

A look at the 9 cities hosting games for the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

The Women’s World Cup is being staged in 10 stadiums in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament starts on July 20 and the final is set for Aug. 20. ___ NEW...

US, UK galleries buy masterpiece 'Portrait of Mai' for $62M

LONDON (AP) — One of the earliest portraits of a person of color by a British artist will remain on public display after London’s National Portrait Gallery and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles ...

Disney developing live-action 'Moana' with Dwayne Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) — “Moana” will be the latest Walt Disney Co. animation to get the live-action treatment, and at least one star is coming back. Disney chief executive Bob Iger announced a ...

'Kia ora whanau': Taiwan welcomes Maori athletes to Indigenous Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2023 Taiwan National Indigenous Games will open on Friday (March 24) with 17 Indigenous Taiwanese groups attending alongside a delegation of New Zealand Maori athletes...

Free hotel breakfasts are getting bigger and better

Kimberly Button normally skips breakfast. But on vacation, the hotel breakfast buffet is a highlight. She’s drawn to the oatmeal bar, where she transforms bland grains with an array ...

Huge waves bring Hawaii surf contest The Eddie after hiatus

HONOLULU (AP) — One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests — dubbed the “Super Bowl of Surfing” — went forward Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years with towering wa...

Big waves to deliver storied Hawaii surf contest The Eddie

HONOLULU (AP) — One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests is expected to be held Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years. And this year female surfe...

Transfer Alissa Pili leading way as No. 8 Utah starts 14-0

Utah’s Alissa Pili may be an undersized post player at 6-foot-2. Just don’t tell her that. The scouting report on Pili: A physical presence down low (she attributes that to being an ...

Tribal owner of Hard Rock now running Mirage on Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new operator, Hard Rock International, started running the iconic Mirage resort on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, following Nevada state gambling regulatory approval for a nearly $1...

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time. Embedded in grass and volcanic rock, almost 400 moai – the monolithic hu...

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time. Embedded in grass and volcanic rock, almost 400 moai – the monolithic hu...