China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

BEIJING (AP) — The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species. ...

Animal shelter says "world's worst cat" is up for adoption

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The “world's worst cat” is available for adoption — just ask the Mitchell County Animal Rescue organization in North Carolina. The shelter about 55 miles (89...

Nevada man sentenced for trafficking in endangered species

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old Nevada man who admitted illegally trafficking endangered African lion and leopard parts has been ordered to serve a total of 60 days in federal custody and complete 100...

Taiwan's Forestry Bureau makes a mark with hand-drawn calendars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 hand-drawn calendar made by Taiwan's Forestry Bureau and Seeddesign is selling out rapidly to people who cannot get enough of nature in their daily lives. ...

China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets

BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just ...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 19, 2020: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 2. Minecraft, Mojang ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2020. There are 345 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 1...

Taiwan scientists unlock secrets of fatal cat disease

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica shared its latest discovery on Jan. 16 and revealed the structure of feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), which is often fatal for cats. The disc...

Leopard runs into house before being captured in south India

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A leopard that ran into a house and sparked a frantic search and a frenzy of attention in southern India on Monday has been caught and tranquilized. The big c...

Poultry farmers in Taiwan support leopard cat protection despite losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s poultry farmers have demonstrated their unwavering support for leopard cat conservation despite suffering losses inflicted upon by the endangered species. ...

Photo of the Day: China having a fit after nations congratulate Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Communist China cried foul over 60 countries congratulating President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her record win over the weekend, Hong Kong illustrator Cuson Lo posted a ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25 Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s Night,” “Superman II and III”) is 88. Actor-singer Michael ...

Milan designers consider menswear for the next decade

MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers were taking a step back as they consider the import of presenting their first collections of the 2020s. The last decade marked a blurring in gen...

American couple with Taiwanese citizenship jets back to vote in election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American couple who had lived in Taiwan for 39 years before becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens and retiring in the U.S. has flown 12,000 kilometers back to Taiwan ...

Photo of the Day: Cat ears, cosplay, death metal featured in Taiwan campaign ad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This wild election campaign rally advertisement for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) showing the whimsical side of Taiwanese society appeared on Facebook on Wednesda...