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Australian fugitive surrenders after 3-decade beach stay

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police sa...

GOP's Elder concedes California recall, hints: 'Stay tuned'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A defiant Larry Elder conceded his fight to become California’s next governor but indicated his first campaign might not be his last. “Stay tuned,” the Republican talk radio host to...

On final day, Californians cast votes to keep, oust governor

California voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast final ballots in an election focused on whether Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom should keep his job. Voters were asked to answer wh...

EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Cal...

EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Cal...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while...

Evangelical Lutheran church installs 1st transgender bishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday. The Re...

Lesbos after Moria fire: 'People are still living in tents by the sea'

When a fire destroyed the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on September 8, 2020, it was not the first time flames tore through Europe's largest refugee camp. But this blaze left more than ...

Afghan filmmakers at Venice Film Festival urge world support

A panel of Afghan female filmmakers at the Venice Film Festival urged the world not to abandon the people of Afghanistan and help protect its culture and artists. Sahraa Karimi, the first female pres...

Nursing home director marries homeless man for NT$40 million in Taiwan's Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The curious marriage between a 52-year-old director of a nursing home in Pingtung County and an 81-year-old homeless man with dementia was due to the fact he was worth abo...

Man slashes clerk with knife after eating instant noodles in New Taipei Hi-Life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been arrested for stabbing a clerk while trying to rob a New Taipei convenience store after eating instant noodles. Early Friday morning (Aug. 27) a 47-year-o...

Taiwan animal rights groups condemn killing of 154 cats by government agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Quarantine officers in southern Taiwan have provoked criticism from animal rights groups after putting down 154 pet cats on Saturday (Aug. 21) that had been smuggled into ...

Tensions over aid grow in Haiti as quake’s deaths pass 2K

Tensions have been growing over the slow pace of aid reaching victims of a powerful weekend earthquake that killed more than 2,100 people in Haiti and was trailed by a drenching tropical depression. ...

CUHK Business School Research Looks at How Earthquake Experiences Affected People's Spending Habits in China

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 19 August 2021 - China has seen some of the most destructive earthquakes in history. For example, the devastating 2008 Earthquake in Sichuan province killed over 69...