Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Nantou County in central Taiwan at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19). The latest quake’s epicenter was located in the town of Puli, ...

Stampede kills at least 20 at refugee camp in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A local official says at least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp. Diffa governor Issa Lamine said 1...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Rockets strike Iraqi base hosting US troops

Small rockets struck the Iraqi base hosting American troops and other coalition forces in Baghdad’s Green Zone early Sunday but caused no casualties and only minor damage, a U.S. military offici...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2020. There are 319 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 20...

France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

France’s health minister has announced the first coronavirus death in Europe. “I was informed last night of the death of an 80-year-old patient who had been hospitalized,” said Mi...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2020. There are 320 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, ...

American convicted of Yonghe murder sentenced to life in prison in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American man convicted of being the mastermind behind the grisly Yonghe murder has been handed a life sentence, while his accomplices have received sentences ranging f...

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire's son

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room. ...

Exclusive: Chinese doctors say Wuhan coronavirus reinfection even deadlier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It’s possible to get infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a second time, according to doctors on the frontline in China’s city of Wuhan, leading to dea...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2020. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Cause of Taiwan Black Hawk crash revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human error and environmental factors caused the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Taiwan last month that killed eight military officers including Chief of the General S...

Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice

CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2020. There are 322 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, ...

China says Taiwanese new coronavirus patient has recovered

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China’s state media Xinhua News Agency said on Wednesday (Feb. 12) a Wuhan-based Taiwanese infected by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been discharged from hospital ...