NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Ko...

Forest recreation areas in Taiwan offer half-price admission for Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau said it will offer half-price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas during the four-day, Double Ten Day holiday from Oct. 10-13. ...

Choosing your first reptile: some species to look for

Reptiles are easier to keep than ever, with special equipment available in almost any pet store. This ease of entry, however, means that beginners can end up in over their head. Ther...

New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California is opening a new front in the battle against a disease that has decimated citrus groves across the world and looms as a threat to the state's orange crop. ...

Pollution found in US river downstream of Canada mines

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government scientists found high levels of pollution that can be toxic to fish, aquatic insects and the birds that feed on them in a river that flows into Montana and Idaho from...

Woman: Ants bit father, covered the walls at Georgia VA home

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a government veterans' home where his room was full of insects. Laquna Ross found her fa...

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "Peop...

Taiwan rejects 1,000 kg of mangosteens from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Inspectors on Friday (September 6) rejected the first batch of 1,000 kilograms of mangosteens to arrive from Thailand in 16 years due to a packaging issue. The load of ...

Photo of the Day: Preggo gecko spotted in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were driven up the wall after images surfaced of an engorged gecko scurrying up the outside of a building. In the photos, which were posted on the Faceboo...

Free admission at Taipei’s Guandu Nature Park on Sept. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Guandu Nature Park in Beitou will offer free admission on Sunday (Sept. 8) as the Shilin Cultural Festival draws to an end. The closing ceremony will feature an array o...

Thousands of flying ants invade Taiwanese village

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of flying ants recently invaded a village in Chiayi County for the fifth year running, forcing locals to go as far as using flamethrowers to repel the invasion, ...

Taiwan’s Hsinchu Zoo expected to reopen at year's end after closing two years ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hsinchu Zoo is expected to reopen at year's end after it was closed for refurbishment two years ago, Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Aug. 15. Built in 1936, H...

APNewsBreak: Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people...

Canadian police say military pulling out of search for teens

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday the military is pulling out of the search for two teenagers suspected of killing three people and launching a manhunt using helicopter...

Canada police shift manhunt for teen slaying suspects

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police said Tuesday they have pulled out of a remote northern town after an intensive search turned up no sign of two fugitive teenagers suspected of killin...