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New Taipei, Yilan, Taitung continue ban on surfing, scuba diving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that water sports such as scuba diving and surfing would be allowed starting July 27, New Taipei and the coun...

Beaches, nightclubs? Europe mulls how to get tourists back

AYIA NAPA, Cyprus (AP) — The Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa is known for its boisterous parties. Each summer, thousands of young foreign tourists pack the dance floors of its nightlife distric...

Two women suspected of double suicide in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two women in their thirties are suspected of making a suicide pact with each other after disappearing near the Bitan (碧潭) scenic area in New Taipei’s Xindian Distric...

The Latest: Japan says death toll from floods climbs to 100

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): Noon The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died o...

Japan tackles rescue, cleanup from massive damage from rain

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — People are preparing for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. ...

Upcoming events in Taipei for June 15-22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This coming week is filled with many activities in Taipei including Dragon Boat Festivals, FIFA World Cup and many local live performance events. Regardless of the rain, m...

The Latest: Flotilla departs to counter anti-migrant boat

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large number of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent: (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Activists are...