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Video shows Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin's Tesla burst into flames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tesla driven by Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin (林志穎) burst into flames on Friday (July 22) after crashing into a signpost in Taoyuan City. At around 11:00 a.m., witnesses...

Sweltering heat strikes US East Coast, Deep South

BOSTON (AP) — Dangerously high temperatures threatened much of the Northeast and Deep South on Thursday, as huge swaths of the country sweltered under a heat wave that could continue for days and send...

Swimmer injured by shark attack on central California coast

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A swimmer was seriously injured in a shark attack on the central California coast Wednesday, police said. The attack occurred at midmorning at Lovers Poi...

Shooting along Indiana highway where SUV was stopped kills 2

PALMYRA, Ind. (AP) — Two men were fatally shot after a police officer and two good Samaritans stopped along a southern Indiana highway to help a driver who was stopped in the roadway, police said. ...

Ukrainian soldier thanks Taiwan for pledged relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainians on the frontline fighting Russian invaders have shown their appreciation for Taiwan’s timely assistance. A soldier in a Ukrainian uniform can be seen i...

Good Samaritans return almost all NT$510,000 woman lost on New Taipei street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman was very grateful that most of the NT$510,000 in cash (US$17,850) she inadvertently dropped on a New Taipei street on Tuesday night (March 15) was picked up by pas...

Taiwan ‘corpse repairers’ recount heartbreaking moments after fatal train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of volunteer mortuary cosmetologists is working around the clock to bring dignity to those who lost their lives in the deadly derailment that killed 48 in eastern ...

Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to 'kindness of strangers'

LONDON (AP) — One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that. ...

Taiwanese schoolchild’s plea for help to repair home receives warm response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese student’s plea to help repair his family's house has received a warm response from a local charity, which took action on Sunday (Nov. 8) to turn the ...

Bystanders, police pull elderly couple from sinking car

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — Bystanders helped rescue an elderly couple from a sinking car Monday after it careened into a Long Island canal, police said. Seven people, including two pol...

Judge: Feds can be sued for failures in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis, a judge said Wednesday, citing the failure of regulators to timely act as good Samaritans and blow the ...

Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villages

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world...

Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...

5 killed in weather-related crashes in Missouri, Kansas

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — At least five people have died in weather-related crashes in Missouri and Kansas amid a storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow in places, forced schools to close their doors a...

Hurricane survivors struggle to start new life in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the need to start new lives after Hurricane Dorian but with little ideas o...