Typhoon Jebi formed over Pacific islands unlikely to hit Taiwan   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central and southern Taiwan will continue to suffer heavy downpour and flooding for over two days, and a new typhoon formed in the early morning of Aug. 28 but will n...

Premier Lai shoulders the blame for severe effect after southern Taiwan hit by massive deluge 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Prime Minister William Lai (賴清德) expressed his compassion towards citizens in southern Taiwan where the massive downpour left hundreds of people in calamity i...

Firefighters checking source of creaking noises from bridge

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Firefighters in the Italian city of Genoa have suspended an operation to allow evacuated residents to retrieve their belongings from homes under a bridge that partially collapsed, ...

Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

NEW YORK (AP) — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintena...

Thailand cave rescue: Rescue operation underway for trapped soccer team

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks,...

Harvick keeps hot streak going with pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had to race onto the track after finally passing through inspection just as the first round of qualifying was beginning for Saturday night's race at Kansas Speed...

AP Interview: Zimbabwe's new opposition leader faces vote

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the fir...

Torrential rain nearly fills up Taipei’s Feitsui Reservoir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The combination of strong winds from nearby Typhoon Khanun and northeast winds resulted in consecutive heavy downpour for northern Taiwan over the weekend, bringing over millions...

Verstappen leads Red Bull teammate Ricciardo in 1st practice

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in the rain-hit first practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, placing ahead of Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo in a re...

Ashley Chesters takes lead as European Open play suspended

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Ashley Chesters carded a 5-under 67 to take the lead at 9-under in the second round of the European Open, which was suspended due to failing light on Friday. ...

Filipino fisherman goes missing as Typhoon Nesat barrels past Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A fisherman went missing in heavy rains spawned by Typhoon Nesat, which caused widespread flooding in Metro Manila yesterday. According to the Philippine Star, the...

'Dying one by one:' Somalia drought crushes herders' lives

BANDAR BEYLA, Somalia (AP) — Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: "I am lost." Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers ...

Barty wins in Malaysia for 1st title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ashleigh Barty won her first WTA singles title after overpowering Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-2 Sunday in the Malaysian Open final. The 158th-ranked Australian ca...

No big New Year's celebrations for Iraq's displaced

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — There were no big New Year's celebrations for the Iraqi men, women and children who narrowly escaped the fighting in Mosul, only to wait for hours under armed guard while the fig...

Three buried alive in landslide in Yanchao, Kaohsiung

Three people in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City were buried alive in a sudden landslide on Tuesday triggered by typhoon Megi. Three people, including an elderly couple in their 80s and their 50-ye...