In virus-hit South Korea, AI monitors lonely elders

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls. Wi...

India-Nepal territorial dispute flares over road to Tibet

NEW DELHI (AP) — A long-running territorial dispute between India and Nepal has flared over a new Indian-built road to a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Tibet that Nepal says passes through its terri...

Investigators build a case for IS crimes against Yazidis

QASR AL-MIHRAB, Iraq (AP) — He was burly, with piercing blue eyes, and it was clear he was in charge when he entered the Galaxy, a wedding hall-turned-slave pen in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Dozens of Y...

US adds new sanction on Chinese tech giant Huawei

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has imposed new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use American technology, stepping up a conflict with Beijing over industry developm...

US investigating 'hazardous event' in Wuhan lab in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating a private report that purports to have found evidence of a "shutdown" and "hazardous event" allegedly taki...

India denies new road breaches territory disputed with Nepal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says a newly inaugurated road does not illegally cross into neighboring Nepal, denying the tiny Himalayan country's claim that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nation...

Photo of the Day: 3D map of Taiwan's population density

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British professor on Monday (May 4) created this fascinating three-dimensional map of Taiwan depicting its population density. The map's creator, Alasdair Rae, 43...

Watchdog concerned over Census Bureau's vetting of workers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost 300 people working for the U.S. Census Bureau last year had “major" issues with their background checks and a lack of vetting oversight could pose risk to the public and th...

As Trump resumes travel, staff takes risks to prepare trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two months, President Donald Trump has rarely left the grounds of the White House as he’s dealt with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and sought to minimi...

Hard-to-count Arab Americans urged to prioritize census

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — At a Michigan gas station, the message is obvious — at least to Arabic speakers: Be counted in the 2020 census. “Provide your community with more/additional op...

Five of a kind: Taiwan marks 5 days with zero new coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (April 30) announced that there were no new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for a record fifth day in...

Making public transit safe a next hurdle in easing lockdowns

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In cities around the world, public transportation systems are key to getting workers back on the job and restarting devastated economies. Yet methods of getting around ra...

Taiwan reports zero new coronavirus cases for 4th day in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 29) announced that there were zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for a record fourth da...

Hat trick: Taiwan reports zero new coronavirus cases for 3rd straight day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (April 28) announced that there were zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for a record third day i...

Taiwan reports zero new coronavirus cases, outbreak could end in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 27) announced there were no new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), with Minister of Health and Wel...