Italy's pioneering comic actor, Franca Valeri, dies at 100

ROME (AP) — Franca Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy's post-war years and helped the nation laugh at its foibles, has died at 100. ...

White House offers condolences for late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House offered condolences for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) Friday (July 31), emphasizing his role in guiding Taiwan through the transition from authoritaria...

S. Korean tries washing money over virus fears, suffers loss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes in a washing machine to remove possible traces of the coronavirus. ...

Seoul mayor's funeral draws both condolences and insults

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Masked mourners gave speeches and laid flowers before the coffin of Seoul's mayor during his funeral Monday, while a live broadcast online drew a mixture of condolence messag...

Doyen of Taiwan's nativist literature movement passes away at 96

A doyen of Taiwan's "nativist literature movement" Chung Chao-cheng (鍾肇政) passed away at his home in Taoyuan City Saturday, according to his family. He was 96. Chung's son Chung Y...

Hundreds die in Yemen of suspected coronavirus outbreak

More than 500 people have died over the past eight days in southern Yemen’s main city, Aden, many with breathing difficulties, city officials say, raising fears the coronavirus is spreading out of con...

Funeral delayed: tiaras, white outfits, turquoise face masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the time finally came, they laid Joanne Paylor to rest the finest way they could during a pandemic. A church service was out. The viewing had to be socially distanced. Golden ch...

Vietnamese migrant worker found dead at Chiayi garment factory

The body of a migrant worker from Vietnam was found at a garment factory in Chiayi County, local law enforcement said Thursday. According to Chiayi police, the worker's body was discovered when a ...

Column: Glorious era comes to a close for Brady and Patriots

It didn’t have to come to this, and for that both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady deserve some blame. Patriots owner Robert Kraft does, too, but he’s been blamed for so many things that...

Servicemen killed in Iraq attack were Oklahoman, Californian

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two servicemen killed in an Iraqi rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq were an Oklahoman and a Californian, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday. Air Force...

Tsai offers condolences to victims of Great East Japan Earthquake on anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which killed thousands of people and destroyed millions of houses in the East Asian nation in 2011, Taiwanese...

‘Are you still alive?’ Virus fears grip South Korean city

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman wearing vinyl gloves on a subway train. Guests donning masks at a sparsely attended wedding ceremony. People feverishly stocking up on instant noodles and rice....

Queen to host crisis summit on Harry and Meghan's future

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is set to hold talks Monday with Prince Harry for the first time since he and his wife, Meghan, unveiled their controversial plan to walk away from royal rol...

Queen attends church on eve of meeting over Harry and Meghan

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II attended church at her Sandringham estate Sunday ahead of a crisis meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, after their shocking decision to...

Taiwan President conveys air force squad's condolences to late general

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) conveyed condolences on behalf of an air force squadron based in eastern Taiwan at a memorial service held in Taipei for the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming ...