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Review: Good deeds go punished in Farhadi's 'A Hero'

In Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's films, reasonably straightforward set-ups — a divorce, a missing woman, a newly lent apartment — unspool such complex, cascading developments that it comes as no ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 17 The Los Angeles Times on the Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings w...

Eco-conscious EV drivers unlikely to transform Taiwan’s emissions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If cutting carbon emissions is a universal consensus to alleviate climate change, a holistic transition in how people get around is necessary, as almost 15 percent of gree...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 17 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on a recent judicial decision expanding ...

Health contractors vetted stars' politics for US virus ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted the political views of hundreds of celebrities for a health education advertising campaign on the c...

Taiwanese student aids injured 'grandpa' with jacket outside MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high school student has won praise from Taiwanese netizens for using his jacket to help halt the bleeding from a head wound suffered by an elderly man after he suddenly ...

Taiwan highway police officer gets demerit for assisting sick child

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A National Highway police officer surnamed Chen (陳) received a demerit for leaving his post to escort a family with a sick child to the hospital. The mother of the chil...

Gandhi's glasses go under the hammer in southwestern England

LONDON (AP) — A pair of eyeglasses that are believed to have once belonged to Mohandas Gandhi are being auctioned, decades after the independence leader gave them as an impromptu gift. ...

India: French Rafale jets land amid tensions with China

India received on Wednesday the first five Rafale fighter jets it obtained in a multi-billion-dollar deal with France. It comes at a time of tensions between India and China over the frontier territo...

Donated bikes help ease difficulties through pandemic

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A year after he passed away at age 17, Benjamin Canlas is still making the world a better place — one bike at a time. The teenager is the inspiration for a...

Day trippers: Familiarity key for drivers at Kentucky oval

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Speedway winners' club is exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races. All have championships, with the 400-mil...

China, on virus PR offensive, sends masks and experts abroad

BEIJING (AP) — As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hoping to build politica...

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...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 8 The Miami Herald on providing Puerto Rico with aid after the commonwea...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Apple Book charts for week ending July 28 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. One Good Deed by David Baldacci - 9781538750551 - (Grand Central Publishing) ...