66 at South African hospital have coronavirus, mostly staff

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Sixty-six people at a single hospital in South Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past few days, the health minister said Tuesday, as anxiety rose among health ...

A guide to visiting attractions in central Taiwan via near-free bus services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taichung City rolled out the near-free bus services on Lunar New Year’s Day, the ball is now in visitors’ court—they have to decide whether to take ad...

Near free bus fare plan hits the road in Taiwan’s Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public buses charging passengers a maximum of NT$10 (about 33 cents) began to hit the road in the western city of Taichung on Lunar New Year's Day, according to a news...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Havana hoste...

Shuttle bus services announced for 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizer of the 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Monday (Jan. 13) announced shuttle bus services and tr...

Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants...

Taichung to roll out near-free bus fare scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) announced at a city council meeting on Dec. 6 that Taichung will roll out “Taiwan’s most favorable bus fare scheme” nex...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The s...

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is...

Bus riders in Taipei, New Taipei must swipe twice starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers who board on buses in Taipei City and New Taipei City must swipe their cards both when getting on and getting off public buses starting today (July 1), announced the...

Romania's Roma communities still live in abject poverty

It's a mere 30-minute drive from the Romanian city of Sibiu to the village of Altana, which feels like it is stuck in a bygone era. High up above the road, a stork watches from his nest, old Trans...

2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival shuttle bus schedule and traffic control announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Organizer of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Tuesday announced shuttle bus schedule and traffic control...

Taiwan's freeway bus fares to hike after March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's freeway bus operators announced a hike in fares for medium- and long-distance routes starting in March and ranging between NT$5 (US$0.16) and NT$40 (US$1.3). To...

End of austerity? Britain's poor to see little improvement

LONDON (AP) — Much of Britain will continue to feel the effects of eight years of spending cuts, even after the government's Treasury chief heralded the end of austerity by splashing out billions of p...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle offers 50% discount on bus fare during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taiwan Tourist Shuttle has offered a 50 percent discount on bus fares across all of its 41 routes to passengers using electronic tickets from July 1 to September 30, the...