Men in India's matrilineal Khasi society demand more rights

In India's northeastern Meghalaya state, the Khasis have been considered the best example of a society where women call the shots. In a state of around 3 million people, the Khasis constitute near...

Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and is set to be released back in...

Top Thanksgiving dining options in Taipei for 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those longing for a Thanksgiving dinner in Taipei in 2020, including turkey with all the fixings, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants and hotels that offer e...

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't quite a partridge in a pear tree, but a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a holiday surprise — a tiny owl among the massive branches. ...

Dubai 'jetman' Vincent Reffet killed in training incident

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Dubai's “jetmen," whose flights over the world's tallest building and alongside a jumbo jet with engines strapped to his back wowed watchers online, died Tues...

Taipei Zoo’s answer to bird collisions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo has come up with a simple but clever way of preventing birds from hitting windows — by decorating the glass with lots of white dots. This approach to p...

Belgian racing pigeon fetches record price of $1.9 million

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — New Kim is worth her weight in gold and then some — actually much, much more. A wealthy Chinese pigeon racing fan put down a world record price of 1.6 million ...

NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday. She ended up rescuing a swan with lead poisoning, taking ...

Taiwan's Taitung offers exclusive tour packages, gifts for expats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is targeting the 780,000 foreigners living in Taiwan by rolling out exclusive tour packages and offering a limited number of hand cream and trave...

Texas Turkey facility shuts down production after explosion

TYLER, Texas (AP) — A company in eastern Texas that sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season was forced to shut down after a fire and at least two explosions destroyed part of the facil...

Taiwan bans poultry imports from UK over bird flu fears

Taiwan has removed the United Kingdom from its list of countries free from the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and banned live poultry imports from the country after an outbreak was confirmed ...

'Vote and get home': Anxious voters say on Election Day

She carefully planned a five-hour drive to the polling place in her Tennessee hometown to vote on Election Day. She considered the traffic, the weather, the surging coronavirus pandemic and — somethin...

In Brazil, a parrot puppeteer’s death stirs the nation

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a time of so much loss, it is rare for an individual death to stir a country. And it is extraordinary for national grief to be triggered by the passing of a puppet. ...

"Raw exposed nerves:" anxious nation awaits Election Day

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn’t sure if she should trust the mail. She considered slipping it into the secured ballot box just outside of City...

Photo of the Day: Swallows tie the knot in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British artist earlier this month created this whimsical mural on an apartment building in Kaohsiung. Alice Tams, who currently lives in Taipei, specializes in the il...