The Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei--Xiaoyoukeng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Yangminshan National Park is the only national park in Taiwan that is characterized by volcanic landforms. The volcanic landforms in the Yangminshan National Park are do...

Photo of the Day: 1960s tourist map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A copy of this vintage 1960s tourist map of Taiwan went viral on social media yesterday (Feb. 9). The map, which was published in 1969 and is titled "Tourist's Map ...

Jury awards $123M to victims in Seattle duck boat crash

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury has awarded about $123 million to the victims and families of a 2015 duck boat crash that killed five college students and injured more than 60 others in Seattle. ...

AP PHOTOS: Buffaloes love hot springs in eastern Turkey

BITLIS, Turkey (AP) — For the buffaloes in eastern Turkey, the hot springs in the mountainous Bitlis province are a welcome refuge from the freezing wintry weather. Residents in the ...

World's oldest man dies in Japan

Masazo Nonaka, dubbed the "world's oldest man" by Guinness World Records, on Sunday died of natural causes at the age of 113. "We feel shocked at the loss of this big figure,"...

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. His family said Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday wh...

Airbnb ranks Taiwan as 19th most trending destination for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Airbnb earlier this month announced that Taiwan ranks as the 19th most trending tourist destination for 2019. On Dec. 3, Airbnb released its list of the 19 Destinations to V...

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China

BEIJING (AP) — Two Canadian citizens have been reported missing in China over recent days amid a dispute over Canada's detention of a Chinese business executive wanted in the U.S. on bank fraud charge...

Taiwan promotes tourism with picturesque ads at Paris train station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two eye-catching advertisements featuring landscapes of Taiwan’s tea gardens and the tourist attraction of Jiufen (九份) have been put up at the Gare de l'Est, or ...

Asphyxiation identified as cause of death for South Korean student in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A South Korean researcher who was found dead in her hotel bathtub last August died due to asphyxiation, and not because of sulfur poisoning as earlier reports mentioned Thursday...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau hosts two day travel fair in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Manila, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau is hosting a two day travel promo fair on Nov. 10-11 to promote tourism to Taiwan, and specifically to the country’s hot springs...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Th...

Kim Jong Un slow walks nuke talks, woos SKorean investors

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (AP) — The two-lane highway south from North Korea's Mount Kumgang into and across the Demilitarized Zone is lined by tall green fences and street lamps that are only turned...

Last body in Jordan flash flood identified, final toll at 21

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pathologist says the last of 21 victims of a recent flash flood in Jordan has been identified after DNA testing showed that one family inadvertently buried the wrong child. ...

Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 19 as boy's body found

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian rescuers searching the Dead Sea area for survivors of flash floods have found the body of a 12-year-old boy, raising the death toll to 19. The body ...