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Danger or delight? Uphill battle for Brazil's huge jackfruit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On the morning of Feb. 10, a cyclist chugged his way up the curves of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular sport cycling road. A familiar scent wafted in the air. It ...

Animals at primate sanctuary freeze amid Texas power outage

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A chimpanzee, several monkeys, some lemurs and an uncounted number of birds died when a nonprofit San Antonio-area wildlife sanctuary lost power early Monday, yet another casualty o...

UAE sheikh's investment in Israeli soccer club put on hold

JERUSALEM (AP) — Plans for an Emirati sheikh to purchase a 50% ownership stake in Israel's famed and controversial Beitar Jerusalem soccer club have been put on hold, the team said Thursday, following...

Free entry at south Taiwan’s Shoushan Zoo until March

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Shoushan Zoo (壽山動物園) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, is Taiwan's second biggest zoo and has extended free entry until March. To encourage domestic travel and ...

Photo of the Day: Monkey working overtime in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a Formosan rock macaque appearing to burn the midnight oil in a cubicle at a Kaohsiung university went viral after being posted on social media Thursday (Feb. 4...

UK report urges need for nature to be at heart of economics

LONDON (AP) — A report commissioned by the British government is urging a radical transformation in the way that countries around the world assess the state of their economies by elevating the natural...

Taiwan’s Rice Straw Art Festival returns for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien's Fuli Township will host the Rice Straw Art Festival for the second time after it was received well last year. In addition to 20 rice straw installations, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2021. There are 359 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

One company's quest for an antibody drug to fight COVID-19

On a Saturday afternoon in March as COVID-19 was bearing down on New York City, a dozen scientists anxiously crowded around a computer in a suburban drug company’s lab. They had spent weeks franticall...

Israelis welcome UAE ownership of controversial soccer club

JERUSALEM (AP) — Fans of an Israeli soccer club long associated with anti-Arab racism gathered Friday in a show of support for an Emirati businessman's purchase of a stake in the organization, welcomi...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 8 The Washington Post on the years of “extraordinary science” that led u...

UAE owner of Israeli club says 'door open' to Arab players

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Emirati businessman who has bought a stake in the controversial Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem said on Tuesday that “the door is open” to adding Arab players to its roster, ...

Review: A maximalist family romp in ‘The Croods: A New Age”

Remember “The Croods”? It’s understandable if the answer is a “sure, kinda?” The 2013 animated film about a cave family in a fictional prehistoric era featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone,...

Taiwan monkeys create chaos on school campus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts set off firecrackers on Friday morning (Oct. 23) to keep away a pack of Formosan macaques that have recently made a school campus their playground, harassing stude...

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire. Trump bo...