Photo of the Day: 'Hulk's Home' in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An old abandoned building overrun with vines in southern Taiwan's Tainan City has become a pilgrimage spot for Instagrammers. The terraced house, which is located n...

UN: Migrants in Yemen are blamed for virus, stranded, abused

CAIRO (AP) — Over the course of Yemen’s civil war, African migrants determined to reach oil-rich Saudi Arabia have endured unspeakable cruelties - torture, rape, detention, extortion - often perilousl...

Greece: Construction begins on major development project

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister on Friday inaugurated the start of construction work on a long-delayed major development project at the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport. ...

Lack of virus testing stokes fears in world's refugee camps

There are over 70 million people worldwide who have been driven from their homes by war and unrest, up to 10 million are packed into refugee camps and informal settlements, and almost none have been t...

Homeless at 'double risk' of getting, spreading coronavirus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — They often don't have places to wash their hands, struggle with health problems and crowd together in grimy camps. That's what makes homeless people particularly v...

Turkey opens gates into Europe as migrants gather on border

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's borders with Europe were open Saturday, making good on a longstanding threat to let refugees into the continent as thou...

Syrian father teaches daughter to laugh when the bombs fall

BEIRUT (AP) — Abdullah Mohammed would do anything for his daughter, even forcing himself to laugh with her at the sound of bombs to help her overcome her fear. In Idlib, that’s a lo...

Paradise Lost: 5 artists explore urban ruins in Taiwan and around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large-scale infrastructure, glittering high-rise towers, and monstrous factories are the products of urbanization and the expansion of cities, but in the shadow of a glori...

Going west, migrants wander through Bosnia in Balkan winter

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's notorious Vucjak camp may have closed down after an international outcry, but the plight of migrants stranded in the country while trying to reach Western Eur...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

The Latest: Greece vows to speed up migrant deportations

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe migration issues (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials from Greece's new conservative government have vowed to speed up the asylum pr...

Rome police evict Italian, migrant squatters from ex-school

ROME (AP) — Italian police have evicted migrants and others from an abandoned former school on Rome's outskirts in the latest operation to empty occupied buildings of migrants and squatters. ...

Computer algorithm helps reopen dozens of Chicago cold cases

CHICAGO (AP) — The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been st...

German plastic floods Southeast Asia

"Something for the whole family" — a German breakfast spread slogan is still legible on a faded yellow plastic lid. Members of the environmental organization Greenpeace found the lid i...