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Taiwan’s Taitung to hold Lantern Festival fireworks night party on Feb 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung City Office will hold a Lantern Festival night party at Taitung Seashore Park on Feb. 23, presenting to people in the city a different way of celebrating the Lante...

S. Carolina college apologizes for blackface yearbook photos

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina's president is apologizing after pictures of white students wearing blackface were found in old yearbooks. USC President Harris...

Young athlete clocks 21.65 in 200m dash, becoming fastest junior high boy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A junior high school student clocked 21.65 seconds in the 200- meter dash final at the 2019 Kaohsiung Cup Games (高雄港都盃田徑錦標賽) on Thursday, shattering the national record in...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

Report on China's 'untrustworthy' actors reveals expanding dystopian social credit scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s National Public Credit Information Centre released its annual report this week providing data on people and enterprises deemed “untrustworthy” or...

Taipei Lantern Fest grand finale to feature Tokyo Disney carnival parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival will reach its climax when a carnival parade takes place in Ximending on Sunday (Feb. 24), bringing an end to the nine-day event with ente...

Photo of the Day: Giant Dragon Spruce, Taiwania trees found in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A forest of giant Dragon Spruce and Taiwania trees has been spotted during a survey recently carried out deep in the mountains of eastern Taiwan's Hualien County. A team...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Noose knot on Burberry hoodie pulled amid fury

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fash...

Pennsylvania college trustee quits over Nazi uniform photo

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college trustee is apologizing and resigning after a student found a 1980 yearbook photo in which he wore a Nazi uniform at a fraternity social event. ...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone to appear in court Thursday to address his Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the...

What is the difference between yuanxiao and tangyuan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Traditionally, yuanxiaos (元宵) and tangyuans (湯圓) are served on the day of the Yuanxiao Festival (Lantern Festival) and the winter solstice, respectively. Aside from that, ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STATES SUE TO STOP EMERGENCY DECLARATION Sixteen states f...

Taiwan's Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken now open in Montreal, Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese fast food chain Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, which boasts chicken cutlets that are "bigger than your face," opened a branch in Montreal, Canada late last y...