Philippines student holds cardboard cutout of mother at graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipino graduate Paulo John Alinsog went viral after posting a series of photos of himself with a life-size image of his mother at graduation. At the ceremony held at ...

Bush, Clinton celebrate those in their leadership program

DALLAS (AP) — Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attended a ceremony in Dallas to recognize those who are graduating from their leadership program this year. The gradu...

Japanese woman whose lost camera was found in Taiwan attends school graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese woman who lost her camera in the ocean south of Japan for it to be found by children on an Yilan County beach three years later fulfilled her promise to atten...

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University hosts grand graduation ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand's Chulalongkorn University (朱拉隆功大學) hosts a grand graduation ceremony each year, which United Daily News (UDN) has likened to a "wedding ceremony." ...

Viktor Hovland tops Jack Nicklaus' amateur record at US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Viktor Hovland ended his amateur career in style. Hovland shot a 4-under 67 in the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday to finish the we...

Elementary school on Green Island holds graduation under water

TAIPEI (CNA) -- This year's 12 new graduates of Gungguan Elementary School on Green Island, a volcanic islet off the eastern coast of Taiwan, received their diplomas in an unusual underwater gradu...

Cambodian leader flips the script on opponents' noodle ploy

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The bitter decadeslong rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia's strongman leader, and Sam Rainsy, his self-exiled chief political rival and critic, has sometimes played out in d...

US under Trump takes step towards recognizing Taiwan as a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the past several months, and especially the last few weeks, it appears that the United States under the Trump administration is taking a much clearer stance on relati...

From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Newsom's senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as he drove aroun...

Dwyane Wade surprises graduates at Stoneman Douglas

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade was a surprise guest speaker Sunday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's graduation ceremony, leading cheers and recalling how nervous he was to ...

Taiwan recognized as a nation by US Air Force Academy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese flag made an appearance at the 2019 graduation ceremony of the United States Air Force Academy this past week (May 30). Taiwan was identified as a nation ...

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that...

Japan struggles to convince older people to stop driving

With his head bowed and in a voice that was breaking with emotion, the husband of Mana Matsunaga and the father of their daughter, 3-year-old Riko, reignited the debate in Japan about old people getti...

Trump to address Air Force Academy graduation on May 30

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony next month. The White House announced Thursday that...

Brazil military academy offers glimpse of next government

RESENDE, Brazil (AP) — A phrase written on the outer wall of Brazil's most prestigious military academy gives a glimpse at the values held by the incoming government of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro,...