Virus cases drop to zero in China but surge in Latin America

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic continued to drop in much of Asia on Saturday even as the outbreak surged in Latin America, as the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies wit...

14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung hostess clubs, dance halls to reopen Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) announced Tuesday (May 19) that all hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) in the city will be allowed to reopen Wednesday (May 20), prov...

Over 100 Taipei KTV hostess contacts all test negative for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of people who came into contact with a KTV hostess and the dozen passengers aboard the ill-fated China Airlines (CAL) flight who were infected with the Wuhan coro...

Taiwan closes all KTV bars, dance halls amid coronavirus crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All KTV bars (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) across Taiwan were shut down on Thursday (April 9), after a Taipei KTV hostess continued to serve customers while experiencing Wuhan...

Coronavirus-infected Taipei KTV hostess kept serving customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It has been confirmed a KTV bar hostess in Taipei City had Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and continued to serve customers despite the fact she was experiencing symptoms. ...

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the airline spokesman...

60-year-old Taiwanese customer wants to wed Vietnamese KTV hostess busted by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After six Vietnamese women were arrested for working illegally at a KTV club in southwest Taiwan, a 60-year-old customer claimed he was willing to divorce his wife and marry on...

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restorin...

Kaohsiung's adult 'Disney' KTV club takes down sign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) promised to bring Disneyland to the city, netizens on social media joked that he had been true to his word when they discovered a KTV clu...

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily...

Four Taiwanese women arrested for working as hostesses in Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Taiwanese women who came to Guam on tourist visas have been arrested for working illegally in a bar as hostesses, reported the Pacific Daily News. The four Taiwanese w...

Women back on the grid at Monaco GP, but in a different role

MONACO (AP) — Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the previous "grid girls" role now discarded. Instead of ...

AP PHOTOS: From flags to carpets, red rules Chinese politics

Come to any event at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing, and you're bound to see red. As the hulking venue for official pomp and ceremony hosts the annual meeting o...

Internal probe finds misconduct within Bono's advocacy group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The One Campaign, an advocacy organization co-founded by Bono of the rock band U2, is acknowledging "an institutional failure" after an internal investigation revealed a pattern of a...