Taiwan reports 5 new coronavirus cases from Russia, Philippines, Indonesia, France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct.19) announced five new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from France, the Philippines, Indo...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19,...

How Japan's mask culture may have saved lives during coronavirus

While citizens of other countries around the world struggling with the coronavirus pandemic have railed against face masks as unnecessary, ineffective or an infringement of their civil liberties, Japa...

Light sculpture show illuminates Taiwan’s colorful northern fishing port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung City Government launched a light sculpture show on the walls of colorful waterfront houses at the Zhengbin Fishing Harbor (正濱漁港) on Saturday (Oct. 17) as part of a...

Taipei bus companies violate Labor Standards Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a bus careened onto a sidewalk in Taipei’s Neihu District on Sept. 21, killing one person and wounding another, the city’s Department of Labor conducted ...

Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus with 15 onboard

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A landslide in northern Pakistan on Sunday buried a minibus with 15 people onboard under tons of mud and rock with rescue workers digging through the wreckage in the hopes of finding ...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2020. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18,...

A Fenway first: Ballpark becomes voting venue amid pandemic

BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians who lined up at the nation’s oldest ballpark on Saturday were far more focused on the ballot box than the batter’s box. Hundreds of people cast their votes a...

College coaches still scrambling to fill hoops schedules

College coaches endured a tense time waiting for the NCAA to green light the 2020-21 basketball season. They knew there was a window the NCAA was looking at to start, likely sometim...

Browns never win in Pittsburgh, so challenge is immense

Once the best of NFL rivalries, Cleveland-Pittsburgh fell on hard times as a matchup basically when the Browns left for Baltimore in 1996. The team that replaced them in Cleveland in 1999 never has me...

Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and th...

Filipino tests positive for coronavirus 2 weeks after Taiwan quarantine ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 15) announced one new imported case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Philippines. During a...

COVID spike arrives late, hits hard in rural Kansas county

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As rural northwestern Kansas communities endured some of the state's biggest spikes in COVID-19 cases last week, a county sheriff who was among those testing positive found himself...

Join an autumn bicycle tour of Taitung to enjoy Taiwan's southeast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Autumn is an ideal time to join a bicycle tour in Taitung and enjoy the cooler weather, sunshine, soft sea breeze, idyllic views, and cleanest air in the country. The T...

Death penalty for rape in Bangladesh stokes heated debate

Bangladesh's Cabinet this week approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests on streets a...