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Taiwanese Indigenous musician premieres new music video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association on Wednesday (Sept. 29) co-organized a music video premiere with Small Island Big Song for the new single “Pinagsanga”...

Virus pummels French Polynesia, straining ties with Paris

PAPEETE, Tahiti (AP) — France’s worst coronavirus outbreak is unfolding 12 times zones away from Paris, devastating Tahiti and other idyllic islands of French Polynesia. The South Pacif...

Taiwan's traditional Indigenous music featured in multinational song

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Small Island Big Song (小島大歌), a multimedia project featuring more than 100 musicians across 16 island countries in the Pacific and Indian oceans, released a new single on ...

Native Hawaiian woman wins 1st Olympic gold medal in surfing

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — After a series of underdogs stole the show at the beginning of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, two of the sport's most seasoned superstars took home the gold...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. ...

In French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China's ambitions

PAPEETE, French Polynesia (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific is...

France: Macron calls for ꞌunityꞌ after COVID protests

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday called for "unity" in the country against a fresh COVID surge by asking citizens to get vaccinated after mass protests against his measures a day e...

Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing’s debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science -- in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact. Ser...

'Meyers Manx' dune buggy creator dead at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California's Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something that both blew his mind and changed his life: a handful of old,...

Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing became an official Olympic sport on Monday. The International Olympic Committee’s pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience saw str...

World Surf League finals to be held at Lower Trestles

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The World Surf League’s 2021 men’s and women’s season championships will be decided with a new format at the renowned Lower Trestles in San Diego County in September. ...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

The Latest: 321 infected at garment factory in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka confirmed more than 300 garment factory workers have been infected with the coronavirus, after reporting its first community infection in two months. ...