'Zero chance' coronavirus is natural: Chinese virologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Sunday (Aug. 2) agreed that based on its genetic structure there is a "zero chance" that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-1...

Zoo officials apologize for display of African man in 1906

NEW YORK (AP) — The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racism in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906....

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

For weeks Bayern Munich players had been showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at games when Jerome Boateng was approached by teammates for a deeper conversation. “...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2020. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Peacock enters streaming fray with paid, free subscriptions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs. Amid a stubborn, industry-wide production halt for...

Video shows Shanghai Tower spring massive leak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced on Monday (July 6) after tenants from the 9th to 60th floors of Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, found themselves drenched with leaking water...

Thailand denies monkeys abused to harvest coconut products

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coconut-picking monkeys, long a popular tourist attraction, have become a sensitive trade issue as British activists claim the animals are abused and push for a boycott of th...

Photo of the Day: 'Shell' spotted over Taiwan's Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unusually low cloud was spotted covering Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) over the weekend, prompting some to deem it the turtle's "shell," while older...

China’s Confucius Institute renamed amid global backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Confucius Institute has seen its name changed to one that highlights “language exchange” amid mounting controversy over its alleged role as a pro...

Taiwan Navy finds body at sea with effigy of Hindu monkey god Hanuman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy found the body of a man drifting off the coast of Taitung County Thursday (July 2) wearing a chain with an effigy of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. A Navy vesse...

Sri Lanka Telugu community fears decline of traditional ways

KUDAGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Telugu community, whose nomadic lifestyle has increasingly clashed with the modern world, is facing another threat that could hasten its decline: the COVID-19 pa...

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'

NEW YORK (AP) — From Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street” store to the World Trade Center's office towers, New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the nation’s deadliest coronavirus...

Alcoholic monkey gets life sentence in India after attacking 250 pedestrians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An alcoholic monkey in northern India India has been sentenced to life behind bars after going on a rampage and injuring 250 pedestrians when his supply of booze ran out. ...

Basketball restarts in China after coronavirus shutdown

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese basketball league has restarted after an almost five-month shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, with fewer foreign players and no fans in the stands. The...

Indian engineer calls for boycott of Chinese-made goods to halt its expansionism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a video released on Saturday (June 6), an Indian engineer and educator called for a boycott of Chinese goods to punish it for its expansionism on its border with India ...