Explore east coast of Taiwan by bike during Double Ten holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Domestic tourism in Taiwan is thriving as tourists are avoiding overseas travel during the coronavirus pandemic, and a bike tour in Taitung has become the latest buzzword ...

China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million Chinese tourists took domestic trips during the eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending the equivalent of tens of billions of dollars at a time when China is seeking ...

Volleyball's Beard Bros go from beach to Amazing Race

Riley and Maddison McKibbin traveled enough to circle the globe three times while playing on the international beach and snow volleyball tours last year. As professional athletes, they also know a lit...

Open House Taipei unveils 74 mysterious spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 2020 Open House Taipei features 74 private spaces that will be open to the public for free on Nov. 28-29. Originating in London, 1992, "Open House" has taken ...

ICC forging ahead with World Test Championship despite virus

Cricket’s global governing body is forging ahead with plans to stage an inaugural World Test Championship final in 2021, despite the disruption caused to the international game by the coronavirus outb...

Thomas dropped as Nibali moves up in volcanic Giro stage

ETNA, Sicily (AP) — Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates were the big losers and Sicilian rider Vincenzo Nibali was among those who gained precious time on his home roads in the wild and rainy third stage o...

Garcia wins in Mississippi, Mel Reid gets first LPGA title

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sergio Garcia delivered two key shots on the back nine, the last one an 8-iron to 30 inches on the final hole for birdie and a one-shot victory Sunday in the Sanderson Farms Cham...

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over. ...

Taipei holds Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival despite pandemic

Taipei held its 5th annual Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival from Saturday night to early Sunday morning, successfully concluding the 12-hour marathon of exhibits and performances despite the COVID...

Rankings last January to decide 2023 Rugby World Cup seeds

PARIS (AP) — The draw in December for the 2023 Rugby World Cup pools in France will be based on the world rankings last Jan. 1. The pools for the 20-team field were originally to be ...

Injured Tuilagi out for 6 months in huge blow to England

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England center Manu Tuilagi will miss the final match of the pandemic-prolonged Six Nations as well as the Autumn Nations Cup after being ruled out for six months because of...

Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon boy and his grandmother delivered a toy versio...

PGA Tour in Mississippi, Europe starts Rolex Series swing

PGA TOUR SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Jackson, Mississippi. Course: Country Club of Jackson. Yardage: 7,461. Par: 72. Purs...

New Zealand to end cricket drought with T20s vs West Indies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand cricket team’s long drought of international matches will end in November when it plays its first of three Twenty20s against the West Indies, the start o...

Helicopter hijack prompts arrest in Belgium

Belgian police announced on Sunday that they had arrested four men under suspicion of hijacking a helicopter and attempting a jailbreak. The authorities believe that the four men had booked a helico...