Forestry Bureau to promote 30 tour packages at Taipei travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be participating in the Taipei International Travel Fair for the first time to promote its 30 one- to three-day tour packages to Taiwan...

Morocco: 4th death sentence over killing of Nordic hikers

SALE, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan court has sentenced a fourth local man to death for the Islamic State-linked murder of two Scandinavian university students hiking in the Atlas Mountains. ...

Burnouts on Hollywood Blvd: F1 drivers bring racing to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo visited Los Angeles for the first time about five years ago after his cousin moved here, and the Renault driver quickly realized he felt right at home. He even boug...

Health minister of Taiwan ally St. Vincent carries paralyzed youth up mountain

The Minister of Health of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Luke Browne, is well known in Taiwan because of his strong advocacy of the country at the World Health Assembly. He has now come to public att...

French filmmaker Tolt releases 'Don’t go to Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French film director Benjamin Martinie, who goes by the handle "Tolt," has created a travel video introducing Taiwan with the contrarian title "Don't go...

Searchers look for man seen on YouTube falling on Mount Fuji

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police are searching for a man who was seen falling while livestreaming his climb up Mount Fuji on YouTube. Police in Shizuoka prefecture, home to Japan's highe...

Going somewhere? Some places offer trips to the unknown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Dena Espenscheid answered an advertisement on social media offering a weekend vacation to an unknown destination, her sister warned her she was going to get kidnapped. ...

Greece wins European creditors' approval to repay IMF early

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has won approval from its European creditors to repay part of its debts to the International Monetary Fund earlier than required, thus avoiding cumbersome interest payment...

Smart watch calls 911 after 2 hikers fall off cliff

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man says he and his hiking companion were rescued after they fell off a cliff because the impact spurred his smart watch to call 911. James Prude...

Millions march in Iraq in annual Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimage

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Millions of pilgrims are making their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for the annual Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen. Saturday's commemoration includes mor...

Malaysia offers incentives to boost growth in 2020 budget

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government is offering investment incentives and wide-ranging financial goodies for ethnic Malays and the poor but is hiking taxes for the rich in a smaller na...

A world of wonder on Taiwan’s secret Bitou Cape trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The thrilling hike along a secret path at Bitou Cape (鼻頭角) on Taiwan’s northeastern coast is an awe inspiring experience. While Bitou Cape Hiking Trail is well kn...

Soaring eagle films crumbling Alpine glaciers as Earth warms

PARIS (AP) — The images will be stunningly beautiful yet also hint of dire future consequences. Filmed with a camera mounted between his majestic wings, they’ll show how a white-tailed eagle named Vic...

Refresh the senses on New Taipei’s Pingxi Historical Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A walk along the Pingxi Historical Trail (坪溪古道) will refresh and delight the senses due to the therapeutic effect of clean air and “forest bathing” in negative...

Taichung wants green light on MRT Green Line extension project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transportation Bureau of Taichung City Government on Monday (Sept. 30) resubmitted a report on the feasibility of a project to extend the Taichung MRT’s Green Li...