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UK's 'tsunami' of grief as coronavirus deaths pass 100,000

LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more ...

Beijing mulls anal swabs as COVID cases surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities are weighing the possibility of administering anal swab tests on Beijing residents as they experience a fresh outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. A...

Relative of virus victim asks to meet WHO experts in Wuhan

WUHAN, China (AP) — A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization expert team, saying it should speak with affected families who allege they are...

Taiwan reports imported COVID case from Mexico

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) confirmed one new imported case of the Wuhan coronavirus. On Tuesday, Health and Welfare Minist...

Foreign caregivers in Taiwan work 10.5 hours per day, earn less than NT$20,000 a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) released the results of a survey that revealed foreign caregivers in Taiwan work an average of 10.5 hours per day, but mak...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2021. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26...

13,000 in Taiwan's Taoyuan to be quarantined amid hospital cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of cases associated with a hospital cluster in Taoyuan expands and the source of the two latest infections remains a mystery, city officials estimate 13,000 ...

China's Xi calls for unity in fighting virus, climate change

Countries must cooperate more closely in fighting the challenges of the pandemic and climate change and in supporting a sustainable global economic recovery, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday i...

China pushes fringe theories on pandemic origins, virus

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese state media have played up questions about Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and whether it could be lethal to the very old. A government spokesperson suggests the coro...

China tackles pandemic with mass construction once again

Beijing (AP) — A sprawling quarantine center is more than 4,000 rooms is being thrown up in northern China in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in Shijiazhuang, a city of more than 10 million people in ...

Hospital cluster cases visited PX Mart, Danan Market in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 25) provided a list of the locations where two new cases from a hospital coronavirus cluster recently v...

Schools shut down in Taiwan's Taoyuan amid hospital cluster outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two new coronavirus cases associated with a hospital cluster in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 24), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Monday (Jan. 25) annou...

Why the pro-Trump QAnon movement is gaining popularity in Japan

Undeterred by the mayhem at the Capitol in Washington and the near-universal condemnation of Donald Trump's failures in the dying days of his presidency, the Japanese chapter of the far-right QAno...

5,000 people to be isolated amid new hospital cluster cases in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two new coronavirus cases associated with a hospital cluster in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 24), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced tha...

The Latest: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading...