23-year-old Chinese man marries 38-year-old woman after she pays parents 5 million RMB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a reverse of fortune, Chinese netizens are mocking a wedding between a rich woman and a man 15 years her junior after it was revealed that she paid his parents a large sum o...

Great Wall of China, Beijing added to Fodor's 'No List 2018' of places to avoid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Late last year, the Great Wall of China and the megacity of Beijing were mentioned in Fodor's list of places to avoid for tourists in 2018 because of the wal...

China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use led to energy sh...

Multiple red alerts issued for smog in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The air in Kaohsiung is covered with haze and low visibility as a thick layer of smog shrouded the city's 85 Sky Tower today (Dec.12), and the public is advi...

China's November auto sales growth flat

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world's biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent for the first 11 months of 2017, an...

14 states sue to allege US failure to enforce smog rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourteen states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards. The lawsuit annou...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2017. There are 26 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 195...

Red air alert for thick smog in Kaohsiung 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The air in Kaohsiung is smoggy and gray again today with a red air alert for with the air quality index (AQI) exceeding 150 in the city's Qianzhen District, and i...

Taiwanese doctor suggests exercising before 7 a.m. or indoors to shun poor air 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As Pingtung County is one of the areas in Taiwan that have been severely affected by smog during winters, doctor Lin Chien-liang (林健良) at Pingtung Christian Hospital suggest...

EPA issues controls on scooters, trucks after 'unhealthy' pollution hits western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After "unhealthy" levels of air pollution were recorded in many parts of western and central Taiwan today (Nov. 29), Tsai Hung-teh (蔡鴻德), director-general of the EPA&...

'Like chilies in my nose:' Coping with Delhi's toxic smog

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital has been choking under a thick layer of smog this month, the worst the air quality has been all year in a city that's among the most polluted in the world. While some ...

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores o...

Hundreds of New Delhi students march to demand cleaner air

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of students have marched in India's capital to demand action to improve the city's toxic air. New Delhi has been wrapped in a choking haze for much of the p...

West Indies commits to T20 series in Pakistan in March

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The West Indies has committed to playing three Twenty20s in Lahore against Pakistan in March and April. The matches will be on March 29 and 31 and April 1, Pakistan ...

Winter rains likely to cut smog in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani meteorologist says winter rains starting next week are expected to bring relief from weeks-long smog persisting in much of the country and neighboring India. ...