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Anti-CCP Hong Kong science fiction writer Ni Kuang dies at 87

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed Hong Kong science fiction and Wuxia writer Ni Kuang (倪匡), who was known for being critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in his works, died at the age of 87 o...

Abused Indonesian caregiver wants to leave Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a harrowing 14 months of alleged abuse by her Taiwanese employer, an undocumented Indonesian caregiver says that she wants to return to her home country. Earlier ...

Grandfather, grandson killed in New Taipei apartment fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire that broke out in an apartment building in New Taipei City early on Wednesday morning (June 29) killed a grandfather and his grandson, while the child's mother ...

French parliament picks first-ever female speaker

France's parliament has picked Yael Braun-Pivet to be its new speaker, making her the first woman to ever hold the post. Braun-Pivet used her inaugural speech in the new role to address reproduct...

Jordan vows inquiry into deadly gas release at Red Sea port

AQABA, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Tuesday promised an investigation into the deadly explosion of a chlorine tank the previous day at the Red Sea port of Aqaba, which killed at least 13 people. ...

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon that it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. ...

Taiwan’s Taipingshan to open doors at 4 a.m. during summer vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area in Yilan County will open its doors at 4 a.m. every day this summer from July 1 to Aug. 31 except on Saturday, when the par...

Verdict in Paris terror trial: A further step in the healing process

For nearly 10 months, the area around the Justice Palace in central Paris has resembled a high-security zone, surrounded by metal fencing and guarded by hundreds of police officers in riot gear, polic...

3 killed, dozens hurt in Amtrak train crash in Missouri

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars t...

Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine

Russian long-range bombers struck a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk with a missile on Monday, raising fears of what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called an “u...

Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian long-range bombers struck a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk with a missile on Monday, raising fears of what President Volodymyr Zelensk...

Toxic gas released in Jordan port kills 13, injures 250

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in Jordan's port of Aqaba on Monday dropped one of them, causing an explosion of toxic yellow smoke that killed at least 13 people and s...

Officials: Georgia man sentenced to die kills self in prison

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers during an escape attempt five years ago has died in prison of an apparent suicide, cor...

Taipei boss allegedly beat, confined Indonesian caregiver for 14 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian caregiver was allegedly beaten, burned, humiliated, and held captive by her employer in Taipei's wealthy Tianmu area for 14 months. Last ...

Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the...