China’s hostage diplomacy will only provoke more international ire

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s a curious thing. At a time when Taiwan is building ever-closer ties with the West and awareness of the Chinese regime's brutality is at an all-time high,...

Nearly 25% of Taiwanese experience insomnia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly a quarter of Taiwanese have trouble falling asleep at night, according to a survey conducted by the National Suicide Prevention Center (NSPC) in July. The survey...

Singaporeans doubled down on keeping healthy amid COVID-19 with 3 in 4 making improvements in their health as a result

Takeaways from the AIA Real Rewards Poll 2020 highlight the value of an all-rounded approach to health, and provides insights on opportunities to further support Singaporeans on their health journey S...

24 hours in the life and death of a besieged New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, t...

Second CIA contractor testifies in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former CIA contractor who helped design the agency’s harsh interrogation program following the Sept. 11 attacks pushed back Friday on the notion that the survival training for...

Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over several years and helped trigger a U.S. stock market “flash...

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques beco...

6 men become 1st to cross perilous Drake Passage unassisted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the i...

Occupation, sleep and heart disease linked in new study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lack of sleep and occupation have been linked to the risk of coronary heart disease. According to research from the European Society of Cardiology, published on Friday ...

Review: Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Of all the statistics involving the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program — better known as the “Torture Report” — let’s focus on th...

Kashmiris allege beatings, abuse in raids by Indian troops

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region...

Australia concerned writer faces espionage charge in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Tuesday it was "very concerned and disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on su...

Lack of sleep is a killer, warns neuroscientist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Loss of sleep is a silent, fatal epidemic, warned sleep expert and neuroscientist, Matthew Walker, at TED 2019, held in Vancouver this April. Lack of sleep hurts you in...

Architects of post-9/11 CIA interrogation program to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former CIA contractors who designed the harsh interrogation program used after the Sept. 11 attacks are being summoned to testify before the military tribunal at the Guantanamo B...

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of t...