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Taiwan national bird takes center stage at 2022 lantern fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival will for the first time feature “duel lantern themes” – a national bird of Taiwan and a light theater in the harbor city...

Two light festivals make nights in Taiwan’s Tainan more scenic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two light festivals taking place in Tainan City’s Longci and Yanshuei districts are making nights in the city more scenic until Feb. 28 next year. Tainan’s ...

Biden, first lady visit hospitalized kids on Christmas Eve

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought some Christmas Eve cheer to hospitalized children who aren't well enough to go home for the holidays. It's lon...

2021 Taipei Lantern Festival opens after 10-month delay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Lantern Festival had its opening ceremony and concert at the Wanhua Station Plaza on Friday (Dec. 17), featuring Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who lit the main light, ...

Indians celebrate festival of light amid COVID-19 fears

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians across the country began celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Thursday amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and rising air pollution. ...

'Bringing nature in': Japanese gardens speak to the moment

Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago, became a sought-after feature in Gilded Age estates, and were later adapted to open-plan ...

Valentino says it with flowers at Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — Valentino gave its pared down fashion audience a taste of real Parisian life on Friday. Its show featured flower stands, traditional bistro chairs and tables at which guests, including si...

Reels, Rosebud and R2-D2: The academy museum is set to roll

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has wanted to open a museum dedicated to films and filmmaking for nearly as long as its members have been making movies with sound an...

Done with delays, Academy movie museum rolls out red carpet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after ...

Rediscover the Nostalgia of Mid-Autumn Festival with Regent Taipei’s Mid-Autumn Culinary Feast Selection!

A captivating array of Mid-Autumn delights awaits families as we rediscover the nostalgia of this special festival together with the tales that are held close to heart. Mid-Autumn Festival is one of t...

Sky lanterns ‘released’ in Times Square to promote Taiwan’s inclusion in UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sky lanterns from Taiwan appeared at New York City’s Time Square as the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Tuesday (Sept. 14). Echoing ...

Taiwan lights up London Design Biennale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Pavilion at the London Design Biennale showcases the nation's religion and technology and marks the third time Taiwan has taken part in the prestigious U.K....

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

CAIRO (AP) — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh at the mosque once again. Last ...

Lantern festival to return to Taiwan after pandemic pause

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yuejin Lantern Festival is coming back to the southern city of Tainan after being postponed in January due to the coronavirus pandemic. The celebrated festival, whi...

Fire festival incidents kill 10, injure hundreds in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mishaps during an annual fire festival in Iran have left at least 10 people dead and hundreds more injured around the country, state TV reported Wednesday. State ...