Pregnant woman gets liver transplant in Taiwan first

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan announced the country’s first successful liver transplantation during pregnancy on Monday (Aug. 19). The surgery...

Video shows Chinese tourist bury dirty diaper on Boracay beach, forcing closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced on Tuesday (Aug. 13) showing a Chinese tourist burying a soiled baby diaper in the white sand of a beach on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, forcing a 72...

2 sentenced to life, 1 given 18 years for murder of baby girl in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two adults have been handed life sentences, while a third has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for their roles in the fatal beating of a one-year-old baby girl, while her m...

Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping l...

‘Frog Daddy’s’ breeding program at Taipei Zoo a success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Conservationist Yang Jhih-ping (楊志平), nicknamed "Frog Daddy," has succeeded in preserving the poison dart frog at Taipei Zoo. Taipei Zoo imported three types ...

Taiwan Season returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Season 2019 paraded through the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Aug. 5 to seek publicity and take part in the festive ambiance of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taiwa...

The Latest: Morocco navy rescues 424 migrants in under a day

ROME (AP) — The Latest on mass migration to Europe (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Morocco's state-run news agency says Moroccan navy crews rescued 424 migrants in the...

Victims of Texas, Ohio shootings included parents, students

Nearly 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) apart, the cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have been united in grief and pain by a pair of shootings that left more 30 people dead. I...

48 migrants reach Italian island, report others died at sea

ROME (AP) — An Italian migrant and refugee program says 48 migrants who reached Lampedusa Island in a fishing boat told authorities that some fellow passengers died at sea. Protestan...

Review: 'Lost You' is psychological thriller

"Lost You: a Novel" (Crown), by Haylen Beck Surrogacy — in which a woman agrees to carry a baby for another person or couple — is a legal swamp in America, and in this, veteran crime...

Shooting victims include a mom who died protecting her baby

In the border town of El Paso, Texas, a shooter opened fire and left 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured. Hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed 9 people and injured at least 27 othe...

El Paso suspect appears to have posted anti-immigrant screed

DALLAS (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting started at an El Paso Walmart, a rambling screed was posted to an online message board saying the massacre was in response to an "invasion" of Hispan...

Series aims to tell wildlife stories from different view

NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o remembers clearly the first time she touched a giraffe. She was 5, and it was part of her childhood education growing up in Kenya to appreciate the wildlife around her. ...

Minivan sales keep falling, but experts say they'll live on

DETROIT (AP) — They were the suburban vehicle of choice in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ever since, minivans appeared to be riding the slow lane to extinction. The soccer moms who ...

Croatia police say man takes own life after killing 6 people

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say six people, including a 10-year-old child, have been shot dead in the capital Zagreb. Police say the man suspected of the killings took his...