16-year-old girl dressed in T-Rex costume attacked by thug in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 16-year-old young woman, who wears an inflatable T-Rex costume to raise funds, on Friday (Feb. 8) reported being assaulted while performing on the streets of Tainan. On Fr...

Tourist at Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake caught taking upskirt photo of street performer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A curious tourist visiting Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake is sparking conversation online this weekend after a video shared to Facebook reveals the man taking an up skirt photogr...

Last serpent shop shutters in Taipei's Snake Alley

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The last snake eatery in Taipei's Snake Alley, also known as the Huaxi Street Night Market (華西街觀光夜市), is set to close its doors for the last time today (May 21), marki...

Taiwan nabs illegal street performers from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei City National Immigration Agency detained 20 visitors from China who had misused their visa to perform at street markets and tourist sites, making NT$4 mill...

Photo of the day: beautiful sunset at Taipei's Dadaocheng Wharf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from rows of buildings that can be dated back to three centuries ago with businesses of dried goods and Chinese herbal treatments that have been operated for ma...

Get culturally enriched at Presidential Office for National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To celebrate the coming National Day, the Presidential Office will open its door on October 7, inviting the public to take part in a series of performances and exhibi...

AP PHOTOS: Struggling actors moonlight as superheroes in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America has a thick British accent, and his day job is cinematographer. Iron Man lives in an apartment behind Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, and at least one of Batman's wings a...

Free hot air balloon flights offered at Hsinchu festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This year's annual hot air balloon festival at the Qingqing Grasslands (青青草原) in Hsinchu will include four balloons which will offer free rides to 550 members of the p...

Shunned by the rich, Cairo's subway speaks of economic woes

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo's subway is perhaps the cheapest in the world. For a fare equivalent to 11 U.S. cents, you can ride as far as you want across the overcrowded, traffic-choked Egyptian capital. ...

Chatting robots and music: fun gadgets on show in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While smartphones get top billing at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it's the quirky, under-the-radar products that are getting a lot of the visitors' attention....

A beauty pageant of the sea is coming to Quebec City, river

As the story goes, the training ship Amerigo Vespucci was sailing the Mediterranean in 1962 when the U.S. aircraft carrier Independence spotted it and radioed: "Who are you?" Came the reply: "School s...

EA Launches City Living Expansion Pack for The Sims 4

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 1, 2016--Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced that The Sims 4™ City Living  Expansion Pack* is now available to download via Origin for PCs and ...

The memory of all that: Can you still find Sinatra in Vegas?

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the S...

The memory of all that: Can you still find Sinatra in Vegas?

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the S...

Near bustling Harvard Square, monks provide silent sanctuary

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Just blocks away from the bustling heart of this city, a community of monks offers a silent escape from it.The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an order of Episcopal brot...