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Taiwan releases online map showing PCR testing clinics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 6) announced that 190 clinics can begin to offer PCR testing and released an online interactive map showing the l...

Taiwan COVID rapid test kit rationing system goes live April 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 self-test kit rationing system will kick off Thursday (April 28) as Taiwanese authorities scramble to ensure supplies of the gear amid high demand. The Cen...

Taiwan's contact tracing app to be required in some venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is promoting the adoption of its contact tracing app due to the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant and stated tha...

Oscars diary: A yak in the classroom, a family in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom," became the unlikeliest of Oscar contenders when it was nominated this year for best international film. The story of a young man in Bhutan who goes...

Oath Keepers leader jailed on Capitol attack charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group remained in jail after his first court appearance on Friday, a day after his arrest on charges he plotted with oth...

Omicron-positive woman sold goods at market in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) announced that an airport cleaning worker who has tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID sold goods at a market stall in the c...

Parking lot cleaner at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport tests positive for Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A parking lot cleaner at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has tested positive for COVID. In an unusually late press release issued on Monday evening (Jan. 3), t...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

ICC hearing opens for Central African Republic rebel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A key pre-trial hearing opened Tuesday at the International Criminal Court for an alleged Central African Republic rebel leader, with the court's chief prosecutor urging ...

Knesset approves new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a new coalition government on Sunday that sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political cri...

Ministry of Economic Affairs defends quality of Taiwan-made masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) responded to criticism by Austrians that Taiwan-made masks are not up to standard, compared to the FFP2 masks Austrians are require...

Owner of Taiwan company accused of online mask scam dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Wawa Culture & Creative Co., a Taiwanese trading company accused of swindling more than NT$23 million (US$814,490) from consumers in online mask sales, ha...

Experts notice pandemic's mental health toll on German youth

BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers again b...

Taiwan premier: No cabinet reshuffle after Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) reiterated on Saturday (Feb. 6) that there is no plan for a partial cabinet reshuffle, amid rumors that two top positions relating to pandemic...

Young's 41 points in 3-ejection game help Hawks beat Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta held NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal to a season low in points, and Trae Young’s 41 helped the Hawks top the Wizards 116-100 Friday night in a game that saw Rajon Rondo, Russ...