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Firefly season begins at Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public is invited to explore the firefly season at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area in April and May despite the water shortage woes facing the tourist attraction. ...

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Larrecsa Cox steered past the used tire shop, where a young man had collapsed a few days before, the syringe he’d used to shoot heroin still clenched in his fist. ...

French cyclist Nacer Bouhanni speaks out about racist abuse

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nacer Bouhanni's haters don't care that he is a former French cycling champion, or even that he was born and raised in France. The Arkea-Samsic team rider has been su...

British man dies after mountain bike crash in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British man lost all vital signs on Sunday (April 4) and was later declared dead after crashing his bicycle on a mountain path in eastern Hualien County. On Sunday, a...

Paris-Roubaix classic cycling race postponed until October

PARIS (AP) — The Paris-Roubaix cycling race has been postponed until October because of the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cycling Union said Thursday. The race had been sch...

Italian cycling team faces ban because of doping cases

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Italian team Vini Zabù faces a suspension from racing after a second rider tested positive for doping, the International Cycling Union said Tuesday. Teams w...

UK working with anti-doping probe into rider's abnormal test

LONDON (AP) — British cycling and anti-doping authorities said they are committed to working with the World Anti-Doping Agency to look into allegations surrounding the investigation of an abnormal dru...

2023 Tour de France to start in Spain’s Basque Country

PARIS (AP) — The 2023 Tour de France will start in Spain’s northern Basque Country, race organizers said Friday. Bilbao will host the start of the race’s 120th edition on July 1, 20...

Registration starts for 2021 Xiuguluan River Rafting Triathlon in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration for the 2021 Xiuguluan River Rafting Triathlon on June 6 is now open until May 7, the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration (ECNSAA) said in a press ...

Beyond the pandemic: London's Tube battles to stay on track

LONDON (AP) — When London came to a stop as a nationwide coronavirus lockdown was imposed a year ago, the Underground kept running as an essential service. But it was a strange and unnerving experienc...

Belgian rider Stuyven edges favorites to win Milan-San Remo

MILAN (AP) — Belgian rider Jasper Stuyven beat the favorites to win the Milan-San Remo classic on Saturday and claim the biggest win of his career. Stuyven, who rides for the Trek-Se...

Ex-UK cycling doc banned from medical work over drug order

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British medical authorities on Friday banned the former doctor of the British Olympic program and the Tour de France-winning Team Sky after he was found to have covered up t...

Bicyclist falls to death trying to beat Miami drawbridge

MIAMI (AP) — A bicyclist who ignored warning signs and tried to beat a Miami drawbridge slid to his death down the rising concrete slab, police said. Fred Medina, 58, was on his mor...

Ex-NBA player Shawn Bradley paralyzed in cycling accident

Former NBA player Shawn Bradley disclosed Wednesday that he was paralyzed two months ago when he was struck from behind by a vehicle while riding a bike near his Utah home. The state...

Activists demand China allow jailed Taiwan human rights worker family visits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four years after Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) disappeared in China, activists on Wednesday (March 17) demanded the restoration of visiting rights to ...