Disney's 'Mulan' actress backs cop crackdown in Hong Kong, taunts protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei (劉亦菲) has outraged many in Hong Kong for posting a comment on Weibo in which she expressed her support for the police in their crackdown agai...

CWB issues extremely torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, forecasting accumulated ra...

Heavy rain alert issued in 11 counties, cities as SW Taiwan sees heavy flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory in 11 counties and cities in western and southern Taiwan this morning (Aug. 13) as nearly 280 mm of rain fell ...

Hell money spotted in claw machine during Ghost Month spooks Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Ghost Month is well underway in Taiwan, a photo of claw machine game stuff with joss paper (金紙) has many superstitious Taiwanese netizens spooked as many fear it could lead ...

10 dead, 3 missing in flash flood at Chinese scenic gorge

BEIJING (AP) — Ten people have died and three are missing after a flash flood at a popular scenic site in central China. State broadcaster CCTV said Monday that tourists were trapped...

Q&A: India's proposed change to disputed Kashmir's status

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has proposed revoking the special constitutional status of its portion of Kashmir, amid a heavy security crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region. ...

India's Chennai rapid growth threatened by water shortages

CHENNAI, India (AP) — With dozens of billion-dollar companies and thousands of high-paying IT and manufacturing jobs, the southern Indian city of Chennai has one of the world's fastest-growing economi...

Taiwan opens its first Amis experimental school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The inauguration ceremony of Taiwan's first Amis experimental school, Cilangasan Experimental School, was held on Aug. 1, the Indigenous Peoples Day. Elders in the ...

800 asylum seekers returned to wait in Mexican border city

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The United States government has sent about 800 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial "remain i...

Taiwan water companies make a splash in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Water Resources Agency (WRA) led nine domestic companies to Thailand in order to show off their products at a three-day expo that opened on Wednesday (July ...

Wife of Uruguay's president dies of heart attack at age 82

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — María Auxiliadora Delgado, the wife of Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez, has died. She was 82. Local media reported that she died of a heart attack. The ...

UK's business lobby warns EU unprepared for no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain's largest business group is warning that neither the U.K. nor the European Union is prepared for the country to leave the 28-nation bloc without a deal. The Con...

Mississippi River city ponders a wall it has long rejected

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River on its 2,348-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, but Davenport, Iowa, stands out for the simple reason that people there can a...

Taichung culture group works to preserve central Taiwan’s collective memory

TAICHUNG (Taiwan Today) -- Taichung is revitalizing its old downtown quarters created a century ago as a commercial and living space abutting the central Taiwan city’s former main station. In Oc...

Lawmaker blasted for saying US might look like South America

PHOENIX (AP) — A veteran Arizona legislator is apologizing while defending herself from criticism for comments she made on immigration and birth rates. The Phoenix New Times posted a...