Review: 'What Men Want' is to avoid this blunder of a film

Not to kick off this review with a spoiler alert, but after seeing "What Men Want" the answer to what men want is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another dubious rom-...

Lost migrant, unidentified body: Missing in the Americas

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The brothers-in-law knew all too well that crossing the desert leading to the United States could be lethal. One had lost a father on the journey in 1995 and an uncle in 2004. And t...

The global lost: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: "...

Taiwan’s Top 10 TV shows

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Following on from last week’s article which presented our Top 10 Taiwanese Movies, we have decided to move from the big screen to the small one and take a look at our ...

'Fortune Teller' anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The celebrated painting "The Fortune Teller" by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the It...

April 14 tops list of luckiest birthdays of 2018: Medigaku

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japanese website Medigaku has compiled a list of the luckiest birthdays this year based on the predictions of 10 popular fortune tellers and April 14 came out on top. On De...

Advice for Chinese zodiac signs in 2018

As we head into the final stretch of the Year of the Rooster, towards the Year of the Dog, Taiwan News has prepared a bit of wisdom for each sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Though there is still some t...

Photo of the day: Terracotta model of Japanese colonial building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Inspired by an old Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) building in Taipei's historic Dadaocheng area, an American teacher created a terracotta clay model of the structure and...

Taiwanese TV team robbed in Paris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese team recording a travel show in Paris was robbed of equipment worth NT$350,000 (US$11,600), reports said Thursday. Prominent fortune teller Jesse Tang (唐綺陽)...

Injured Letang takes on new role during Penguins' Cup run

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang announced his season was over due to a neck injury, he confidently predicted his absence wouldn't change his team's chances of repeati...

Time capsule: Photos of daily life in Taiwan 1971-72

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Covell Meyskens, a professor at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California has posted a collection of vintage photographs on his website of ordinary people going ...

Mel Harris: 'thirtysomething' stars remain 'close' friends

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 30 years since "thirtysomething" went off the air, the now 50-something cast of the drama about a group of American baby boomers remain friends. Mel Harris, wh...

Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Su Shan and her partner are raising 5-month-old twins together, but only one of the women is their legal parent. That could soon change as Taiwan appears set to become the ...

Review: Chrissie Hynde revives Pretenders on soulful 'Alone'

The Pretenders, "Alone" (BMG) Chrissie Hynde reverts to her Pretenders moniker on "Alone," a soulful production helmed by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and starring her tough-as-nails...

A musical farewell to New Orleans music legend Toussaint

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- World-renowned stars and home folks who love New Orleans' rich musical heritage crowded into a historic theater Friday to bid farewell in words and song to Allen Toussaint, a proli...