Photo of the Day: Taiwan coaster clears up CCP myth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong tourist traveling in Taiwan last month took this photo of a coaster pointing out that the country has never been part of Communist China. The tourist took t...

New virus mutes Lunar New Year mood in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of the region. Lunar New Year festivities were c...

Taiwan’s Tri-Mountain certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tri-Mountain National Scenic Area (參山國家風景區) has had 12 of its facilities and businesses certified as Muslim friendly venues, in a bid to woo travelers from th...

French travel show visits Lambai Island in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – French travel TV show "Echappees belles" visited Taiwan earlier this year and was mesmerized by the beauty and eco-friendly designs on Lambai Island, in Pingtung...

NTM and Jane Goodall Institute to host wildlife carnival in Taipei

National Taiwan Museum (NTM) and the Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan will host a major wildlife conservation carnival in Taipei on Saturday as part of the international Roots & Shoots program, to en...

NY team helping immigrant runners realize American dream

NEW YORK (AP) — A no-name entrant at this month’s New York City Marathon — literally, he didn’t even qualify to have his name printed on his bib — Girma Bekele Gebre crashed the elite field and finish...

Russian fined for possessing 'ammunition' in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- Hong Kong's West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts (西九龍裁判法院) fined a Russian man HK$3,000 (NT$11,721) for possessing used tear gas shells and rubber bullet shell casings withou...

Don’t overlook splashy coffee table books as holiday gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-busting if you bought one for yourself. ...

Africa to meet indigenous Taiwan at multicultural celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African and indigenous Taiwanese cultures will collide in a cornucopia of art, music, dance, food, and fun for the whole family when Ethnik Grounds brings the month to a c...

AP PHOTOS: The Berlin Wall around the world

BERLIN (AP) — For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall encircled West Berlin, built by communist East German authorities ostensibly to protect the country from "fascists," but in reality to prevent t...

WildAid: Eddie Peng Journeys to Save Sea Turtles

Around the world, sea turtles are revered for their beauty and celebrated as one of Earth's oldest creatures. But, as a new film from global conservation organization WildAid illustrates, it's...

SW Taiwan train tours to Alishan and its maples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For train tours up the mountains to admire the nation's colorful maple tree leaves look no further. Alishan Forest Railway and the Cultural Heritage Office (AFRCHO)...

Scenic bike tours in Taiwan's Taitung open for registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration is now open for bike tours on three select routes in Taitung County. With the gentle sunlight and cooling temperatures, now is the best time of the year to...

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Tropical Storm Lorena bore down on Mexico's r...

Yahoo! Japan Ends Ivory Sales Over Concerns of Smuggling

JAPAN (WildAid) - On the heels of the UN CITES wildlife meeting, Japan's largest online retailer announcedit would ban the sale of ivory after confirming that ivory traded on its auction site was ...