Technology is behind Taipei's success against COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities around the world face a double bind amid the COVID-19 pandemic — to stall the economy or to worsen the public health crisis — Taipei has managed to k...

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum for Tigray leaders to surrender ended, and he warns r...

Free tampons and the fight against period poverty

Scotland are making it a legal right to have free access to pads and tampons. They are the first country to do so. With more and more women facing period poverty during the pandemic, experts say other...

Cal-Stanford stagger into very different Big Game on Friday

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — This Big Game will be drastically different for so many reasons. California and Stanford both come into the rivalry matchup with both teams winless for the fi...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: ...

Kosovo won't let Serb officials in, wants genocide apology

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would not be allowed to visit the country until he apologized for “genocide” against Kosovo'...

UN agency: Israel's Gaza blockade has devastated economy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. repor...

Taiwan military tinkers with height limits for recruits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizens 1.55 meters and 1.56 meters tall will no longer be allowed to escape military conscription, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 25). The Ministry of Nationa...

With hope high for vaccine, Britain prepares to roll it out

LONDON (AP) — With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by earl...

Bloomberg slights Taiwan with 3rd place pandemic ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bloomberg appears to have committed some miscalculations when it chose to rank New Zealand and Japan ahead of Taiwan in terms of handling the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. ...

Taiwan has secured at least 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: Health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Commands Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday (Nov. 25) that the country has secured at le...

EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that the first citizens in the 27 nation bloc could be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Christmas, but she warned that member countrie...

Opinion: When will India give women the right to bleed?

Imagine waking up in a bed soaked in blood. Imagine rushing to the school lavatory with a stained skirt. Imagine a tattered washcloth between your legs. Picturing this might fill you with disgust, bu...

Lion cheaper than a pedigree kitten in Japan

The trade in wild animals is strictly regulated in Japan, and a lion cannot simply be purchased by a member of the public. But there are about 300 members of The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquar...

India: Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to outlaw 'love jihad' marriages

India's ruling Hindu nationalist party approved legislation in the country's most populous state on Tuesday that means anyone who uses marriage to force someone to change religion will face a ...