Hong Kong protesters turn to Taiwan amid gas mask shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Hong Kong's police force employs increasingly brutal tactics to quash the protests that have gripped the city since June, including the use of tear gas indoors, gas mask...

American doctor who served eastern Taiwan for 40 years dies at age 93

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Roland Peter Brown (薄柔纜), an American doctor who established Hualien's Mennonite Christian Hospital and served the area for over 40 years died from an illness on Saturday (...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2019. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August ...

Rukai children win Golden Melody traditional arts and music award

A group of indigenous Rukai elementary school students captured one of 19 Golden Melody Awards prizes awarded Saturday for traditional arts and music in Taiwan, recognition they hope will get more peo...

Beijing intensifies church crackdown, seizes Taiwan travel permits

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Chinese authorities have intensified a crackdown on a Chengdu church by restricting the movements of some of its members, including by confiscating their travel permit to Taiwan,...

New massacres a jolt for clergy who coped with past attacks

As Americans reel from back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio, religious leaders who have experienced violence in their houses of worship are venting their anger at the persisting violence and tryin...

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...

Orthodox church files new suit in Jerusalem property battle

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Greek Orthodox Church says it has filed a new lawsuit against a Jewish settler group in a bid to overturn an Israeli Supreme Court decision upholding the sale of three properties ...

Family, friends pay final respects to RFK's granddaughter

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Family and friends have filled a Cape Cod church to pay their final respects to Saoirse (SIR'-shuh) Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. ...

Employee charged with embezzling $5 million from BMG LabTech

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A corporate executive in North Carolina is accused of stealing more than $5 million from his medical technology company, going on lavish trips, staying at the Trump International ...

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...

After pair of mass shootings, Trump remains out of sight

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, s...

Pope encourages priests disheartened by sex abuse fallout

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a letter to priests worldwide offering encouragement in light of the global sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church. In ...