Taipei 101 draws crowds after price cuts for Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The introduction of the cheapest tickets for the Taipei 101 observation deck in its 15-year history has been a success, reports said Saturday (October 12). From October...

Hong Kong protests draw thousands, down from earlier rallies

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters are marching again in Hong Kong but in numbers that so far seem significantly reduced from rallies that drew many thousands as recently as last weekend. A...

Taiwanese tourist fined for sporting skimpy string bikini in Boracay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman has sparked controversy in the Philippines after she was spotted on the country's resort island of Boracay sporting a super skimpy bikini. On Wed...

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same warnings as everyone else and stayed indoors as Japan brac...

Japanese GP in holding pattern at Typhoon Hagibus approaches

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — With the Suzuka circuit shuttered on Saturday because of the approaching typhoon, the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix was in a holding pattern with drivers forced to spend the day...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, ...

The Latest: Scots want chance to crash Japan's Cup party

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 23 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Scottish players have tried to be good guests at the Rugby World...

Bracing for impact at Rugby World Cup as typhoon nears Japan

TOKYO (AP) — With two games already canceled and the prospect of more disruptions as the worst typhoon of the year bears down on Japan, Rugby World Cup organizers have again outlined the plan to asses...

The Latest: Third judge blocks policy for green card denials

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on court rulings that temporarily block a Trump administration policy that denies legal residence to many immigrants who receive government benefits (all times local): ...

USC's Helton under microscope heading to No. 9 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly of No. 9 Notre Dame knows a little how his Southern California counterpart Clay Helton might feel as their teams prepare for their 91st meeting Saturday night. ...

Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a...

Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado. The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinne...

Tough guys: Rugby players not flustered by massive typhoon

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Rugby players don't scare easily. Not even when there's a super typhoon heading for them. Some of sport's toughest guys are waiting for the arrival of Typhoon Hag...

EU Council chief calls on Turkey to stop drilling off Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of the European Council has called on Turkey to stop illegal drilling off the coast of Cyprus, saying it's harming efforts to reunify the ethnically split island n...

Czechs pay last respect to pop singer Karel Gott

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs are paying their last respects to Karel Gott, the country's most popular pop singer who died last week. Thousands of mourners are queuing in a long line to pay t...