Rare Cannonball Adderley 1966 Seattle concerts going digital

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley is becoming more accessible thanks to two small jazz labels seeking to kee...

UK, Australia investigate Clearview facial recognition firm

LONDON (AP) — Privacy watchdogs in Britain and Australia have opened a joint investigation into facial recognition company Clearview AI over its use of personal data “scraped” off social media platfor...

Is flying in India safe amid surge in COVID-19 cases?

After India resumed domestic flights on May 25, aviation authorities assured the public that measures were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, as the virus has been spreading r...

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw...

US Army chief welcomed to Thailand with coronavirus test

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Army delegation led by chief of staff Gen. James McConville on Thursday became the first official visitors to Thailand since entry rules were eased as part of the lifting of coro...

Taiwan Forestry Bureau to launch daily trips to five national forest recreation areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With no second-wave spikes in Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases having been reported in the country, Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau announced on Wednesday (July 8) that i...

Taiwan donates masks to three Native American tribes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An organization that connects indigenous communities around the world coordinated with the Taiwan government to donate 3,000 masks to two Native American tribes and a coun...

Germany's Brutalist architecture exhibition tours Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Developed after World War II, the Brutalist architectural movement sprawled across the world, with Taiwan being no exception. In addition to exhibiting materials relate...

Dam in China's Hangzhou opens all 9 floodgates for first time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With torrential rain and massive flooding ravaging much of southern China, the Xin'anjiang Dam on Wednesday (July 8) opened all nine of its floodgates, causing 12 vill...

35 million 'Made-in-Taiwan' masks hit shelves in Japan's 7-Elevens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American living in Japan pointed out on Wednesday (July 8) one of the millions of "Made-in-Taiwan" masks that are on sale in 7-Elevens across Japan. Jared ...

2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

26 women accuse Paris street artist of rape, sexual assault

PARIS (AP) — Paris police are investigating accusations by 26 women that a street artist in the historic Montmartre neighborhood raped or sexually assaulted them, in what their lawyers describe as a s...

First Taiwanese sailboat to cross Pacific to be displayed at NTOC

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — The first Taiwanese sailboat to have crossed the Pacific Ocean 65 years ago has finally found a new home at the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and will be displayed th...

Taiwan donates 300,000 surgical masks to US Veteran Affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has donated a total of 300,000 surgical masks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help protect American service members against the ongoing coronavir...

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to ...