Rashford 'blown away' by grassroots pledges to feed kids

Restaurants, cafes and even some local governments across England have mounted a grassroots effort inspired by soccer star Marcus Rashford to feed students during the upcoming school break. ...

Municipal chiefs in southern Taiwan tussle over braised pork rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Facebook post by Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Saturday (Oct. 17) has set off a tussle between the mayors of Kaohsiung and Tainan over which city's braised p...

Brexit too much to stomach for German sausage chain

German fast food restaurant Herman Ze German on Monday announced the closure of its London outlets, citing Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic for the decision. The German sausage specialists wrote o...

Taiwan 7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 tea egg, wins NT$2 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July-August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 22 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$347,000) Special Prize and 21 takers of the NT$2 million Grand P...

The latest hard-to-find item: a desk

NEW YORK (AP) — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of kids logging o...

Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safet...

Made-for-TV IPL in UAE to be prime-time viewing in India

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the original concept, it was a made-for-television event. And that will prove to be a good thing for the Indian Premier League, the lucrative T...

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. ...

French YouTuber impressed by Taiwan's military rations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French YouTuber Ku (酷) and his British guest Allan recently did an unboxing review of Taiwanese military rations, and both were impressed by the authentic flavors of the p...

Zoo: Oldest African elephant in North America dies at 56

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56, officials at a Tennessee zoo said. Tyranza, who was the longtime matriarch of the elepha...

Campbell Soup shares fall despite strong earnings, sales

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup reported strong fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, boosted by people making more food at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. But its ...

Mexico targets junk food as obesity takes toll amid pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As more states propose or approve bans on junk food sales to minors, Mexico is seeing the tide turn against high-calorie snacks that experts say have given the country one of the hi...

Taiwanese quarantine buster caught in KTV bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man from western Taiwan is facing a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$34,000) after he was found to have skipped out on his quarantine to sing in a KTV bar on Sunday (Aug. ...

Forecasters look to learn from deadly Midwest wind storm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The unusual wind storm that damaged farms, homes and cities across the Midwest this past week could offer lessons for forecasters and the public on how to better prepare for so...

Taiwan McDonald's prepares young girl's favorite food for her funeral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A McDonald's restaurant in the Taiwanese city of Hsinchu went out of its way to prepare two portions of French fries on Sunday (Aug. 9) morning for the funeral of a 7-...