Rescue workers in Beirut hope to find survivor in rubble

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue workers resumed search operations early Friday in a building that collapsed last month in Beirut’s deadly blast in hopes of finding a survivor under the rubble after a pulsing sig...

Greek sniffer dog finds 100 kilos of Italy-bound cocaine

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A sniffer dog in Greece led coast guard officers to more than 100 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a truck bound for Italy, officials said Friday. The coast guard...

German police end garden search in McCann investigation

BERLIN (AP) — German police investigating the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal have ended their search of a garden plot on the outskirts of Hannover, northern Germany, p...

Would-be travelers in Taiwan live out dreams of flying again

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Like almost every region, Taiwan has been hit hard by restrictions on international travel imposed because of the coronavirus. Some residents have found comfort in boarding a fli...

Penghu Police Bureau welcomes cute additions to K-9 unit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Penghu County Police Bureau recently welcomed two adorable additions to its K-9 unit, “LuLu” and “YoYo,” who will be trained to become third-genera...

Woman's body found in rubble of exploded Austrian market

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say they have found the body of an elderly women in the rubble of an Austrian supermarket that exploded due to a gas leak. Austria's APA news agenc...

Large quantities of smuggled North Korean cigarettes seized in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Customs seized a shipping container filled with smuggled North Korean cigarettes worth more than NT$50 million (US$1.6 million) on Friday (June 21), Liberty Time...

Farewell party to be held for sniffer dog in Taiwan's Penghu

A police dog renowned for its ability to detect even the faintest smell of drugs is retiring at the end of June on Taiwan's outlying island of Penghu and the Penghu County Police Bureau (PCPB) is ...

German police arrest 2 Bosnian men with hand grenades in car

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they are investigating two Bosnian men suspected of breaking arms control laws after discovering a stash of hand grenades in their car Monday. Federal...

Taiwan immigration official apologizes after kicking airport sniffer dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An immigration official yesterday (Feb. 13) formally apologized for kicking a sniffer dog at Kaohsiung International Airport over the weekend, after a video of the incident app...

Taiwan customs canine 'Mini' sniffs out contraband meat on her 1st shift in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s detection dog “Mini” earned accolades from the public and praises from Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) in a Facebook post for successfully sniffing...

Boy, 12, survives avalanche that buried him for 40 minutes

PARIS (AP) — Authorities in the French Alps say a 12-year-old boy has been found alive after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes. French police in the town of Bourg Saint-...

Taiwan bolsters border security against African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To bolster preparedness against African swine fever, Taiwan authorities held an emergency quarantine simulation exercise at Kaohsiung International Airport today, reported...

Meat smuggling fine raised to NT$300,000 to prevent spread of African swine fever to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) or hoof-and-mouth disease to Taiwan, the Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 8) passed a draft amendment to the Statute for...

Mexico: Someone tried to mail a tiger cub

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors' yards and wandering the streets. But the office for environmental protec...