Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension age

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands have rallied across Russia to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand attended a Mo...

Taiwan’s Top 10 TV shows 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Following on from last week’s article which presented our Top 10 Taiwanese Movies, we have decided to move from the big screen to the small one and take a look at...

Uber in talks to buy Deliveroo ahead of Taiwan expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Less than two weeks after U.K. based food delivery company Deliveroo announced its plans to set up shop in Taiwan, competitor Uber is reportedly in talks to purchase the c...

High winds, tornadoes wreak havoc across southern Minnesota

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Frid...

Taiwan's CWB sent test tsunami, earthquake alerts to 4G users on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of National Disaster Preparedness day on Friday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) tested the country's Public Warning System (PWS) by sending t...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say t...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destru...

New California law to limit plastic straws in restaurants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Br...

Shiites across Mideast mark Ashoura, mourning saint's death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiites across the Mideast are marking Ashoura, an annual commemoration mourning the 7th century death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved sa...

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt ru...

Japan's rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are concerned about it. So are those running next year's rugby World Cup in Japan, which opens in a year with Japan facing Russia on Sept. 20, 2019, ...

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and ...

Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

DALLAS (AP) — Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who a...

Rahm Emanuel to publish book on 'Why Mayors Run the World'

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is adding a new title to his resume: Author. Book publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday it will publish a book by Emanuel on governing...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Florence?

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as r...