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Dubai-based professional baseball league announces first franchise, Mumbai Cobras

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Baseball United, which swung for the sports history fences by establishing the first professional baseball league in the Middle East and South Asia, announced Monday...

Snake on a plane! South African pilot finds cobra under seat

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A pilot in South Africa made a hasty emergency landing after discovering a highly venomous cobra hiding under his seat. Rudolf Erasmus had four passengers ...

Cobra spotted on New Taipei bike path

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the 228 Memorial Day holiday, a cobra "as thick as a wrist" was spotted slithering next to a bike path in New Taipei City. A member of the Facebook group...

Venomous Taiwanese kraits, cobras plague central Taiwan bike path

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fishermen have recently spotted an unusually large number of venomous Taiwan kraits and cobras slithering down the bike path of a township in Changhua County, leading some...

The evil and vicious councilor challenging Taiwan's KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The headline of this column is not slander, editorial or malicious. It’s how Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Hsu Chiao-hsin (徐巧芯) describes herself when ...

Escaped king cobra crawls back to Swedish terrarium

HELSINKI (AP) — A venomous 2.2-meter (7 foot) king cobra that escaped from its home in a Swedish zoo has returned back home by itself, bringing a happy ending to over a week-long disappearance saga. ...

Cobra missing for 6 days in Swedish zoo located, still free

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A venomous king cobra which escaped from its home in a Swedish zoo six days ago has been located inside the building where its terrarium is located but has not yet been reca...

India: Metro project at Mumbai's Aarey forest stokes ecological concerns

"Anyone destroying the forest is destroying our gods," said Vanita Rajesh Thakre, who belongs to one of the tribal communities living in the Aarey forest area, located in the heart of Mumbai...

Snake bite killed man who had over 100 snakes at home

POMFRET, Md. (AP) — A man found dead in his home with more than 100 snakes, including cobras and black mambas, died of a snake bite, officials in Maryland said. A medical examiner's...

Taiwan hiker bitten by Thai spitting cobra

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has undergone two surgeries after being bitten by a Thai spitting cobra in a mountainous area of Taichung, prompting fears among experts that the highly venomous sna...

Fighter jets soar over Presidental Palace in rehearsal for Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military and the Ministry of the Interior’s Air Service Corps conducted a scaled-back rehearsal on Tuesday (Sept. 28) in preparation for the National Day celebra...

Venomous snake on the loose in North Carolina capital

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina are warning people to be on the lookout for a venomous snake on the loose. The Raleigh Police Department sent out a notice early Tue...

Taiwan snake guru's private zoo closes after his death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News that the renowned "World's Snake King Educational Farm (世界蛇王教育農場)" in Tainan quietly shut down last October has only now reached the public. The priv...

Video shows cobras feasting on rice in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video captured in eastern Taiwan surfaced on Friday (July 24) showing the rare spectacle of cobras scarfing down rice. On Sunday, Hualien County Councillor Wu Tung-shen...

Sri Lanka Telugu community fears decline of traditional ways

KUDAGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Telugu community, whose nomadic lifestyle has increasingly clashed with the modern world, is facing another threat that could hasten its decline: the COVID-19 pa...