Chinese artist arrested over T-shirt design referencing Tiananmen Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese artist Zhao Bang (趙邦) was arrested for a T-shirt design hinting at the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, HK01 reports. The design uses emojis to depict police sur...

Pop singers from Malaysia and Singapore visit Taipei for tourism campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian pop singer Wee Meng Chee (黃明志) and Singaporean singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu (文慧如) traveled to Taipei this week for a film shooting project to promote tourism fo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...

Minxiong Ghost House ranked No.1 scariest haunted house in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival, the spookiest day of Ghost Month in Taiwan, and the creepiest place to visit on this day would be the Minxiong Ghost House (民雄鬼屋), which ...

Taiwan's DPP offers humanitarian assistance to HK after bloody police crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the bloody crackdown by Hong Kong police in an MTR station on Sunday (Aug. 11), Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took to Facebook on Monday to con...

China media calls for shooting HK protesters on spot, Wang asks 'Do Taiwanese want to be unified?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the head of a Chinese state-run media mouthpiece called for Hong Kong protesters to be shot on sight, a Taiwanese legislator questions if Taiwanese would ever really want...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2019. There are 144 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 9, 1...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2019. There are 146 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 7...

Mass shootings: Key developments in Texas and Ohio

Anguished families and a nation reeled as the death toll from two weekend mass shootings — one at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and the other at a popular nightlife area in Dayton, Ohio — rose and poli...

New massacres a jolt for clergy who coped with past attacks

As Americans reel from back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio, religious leaders who have experienced violence in their houses of worship are venting their anger at the persisting violence and tryin...

Obama: Americans must not let racist views become normalized

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first public statement since mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, former President Barack Obama says Americans must "soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of ou...

Pittsburgh mayor says he's boosted security after threats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's mayor says he has beefed up his own security in response to threats after the city recently approved gun control measures. Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto...

Victims of Texas, Ohio shootings included parents, students

Nearly 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) apart, the cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have been united in grief and pain by a pair of shootings that left more 30 people dead. I...

Coroner: Gilroy victims died of chest, back gunshot wounds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Santa Clara County coroner's office says two of the victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting died of gunshot wounds to their chests and a third died of a back wound. ...

5 wounded in Canadian nightclub shooting

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada say five people have been wounded during a shooting inside a Toronto nightclub. Police spokeswoman Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said one man is in hosp...