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Taiwan minister defends euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) on Sunday (Aug. 22) defended euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats as a necessary evil. A total of 154 smuggled cats n...

S.Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off Africa

SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's military has recorded in biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a destroyer on anti-piracy patrol in the Gu...

South Dakota's Noem taking swings at potential 2024 rivals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 18 months before the first presidential primary of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through e...

Dallas resident returns from Nigeria with case of monkeypox

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas resident has been hospitalized in stable condition under isolation after returning from Nigeria with the first-ever Texas case of monkeypox, health officials revealed Friday. ...

Tanoto Foundation Launches ‘Unlocking Potential’ Podcast Series

JAKARTA, INDONESIA /SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - Tanoto Foundation, an independent philanthropy organization established by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto in 1981, has launche...

The cost of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

The nearly 20-year American combat mission in Afghanistan was the United States' longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received measurably less oversight from Congress than...

The Latest: Zimbabwe back to strict lockdown, virus surges

Zimbabwe has returned to strict lockdown measures to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 amid vaccine shortages. Infections have dramatically increased in recent weeks despite a night cu...

Tucson to ignore Arizona's 'Second Amendment sanctuary' law

TUCSON, Ariz, (AP) — Officials in the city of Tucson plan to ignore Arizona's new “Second Amendment sanctuary” law that bars state and local governments from enforcing certain federal gun regulations,...

Taiwan extends Level 3 restrictions to July 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 23) announced that the nationwide Level 3 restrictions will be extended through July 12. At a pre...

CECC investigating 58 deaths after vaccinations over 3 days, though still no deaths attributed to vaccines in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic command center on Monday (June 21) announced that it is investigating reports of 58 deaths after elderly individuals were inoculated with a dose of th...

CECC says Taiwan's mortality rate after AZ shot less than S Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to concerns over deaths that reportedly follow AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations, Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) pointed out that T...

India's COVID crisis takes toll on mental health

Indians are facing a second health crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Fear and anxiety about the disease and the overwhelmed healthcare system has spread through the population, causing a ...

The Latest: Indonesia bans traveling home for Eid al-Fitr

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is prohibiting travel during the popular homecoming period to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. COVID-19 cases have been decreasing in the world’s most populous ...

Kenya eases curfew, other virus measures after cases decline

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta loosened infection-control measures Saturday after the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country dropped from an early spring surge. ...

Hungary reopens for people holding COVID-19 immunity cards

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary on Saturday loosened several COVID-19 restrictions for people with government-issued immunity cards, the latest in a series of reopening measures that have followed an...