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'No Nukes' footage bypasses Springsteen's aversion to film

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's one thing Bruce Springsteen's fans can find fault with in their hero, it's his early aversion to film cameras. Because of that, there is very little onscre...

Bulgaria sees record COVID-19 deaths amid low vaccinations

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria had 334 COVID-19 patients die in a single day in its count Tuesday, the country's highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic. Bulgarian healt...

Pakistan: How patriarchy is raising the risk of deadly breast cancer

Pakistan has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in Asia, and trends suggest that this is likely to increase unless more is done to remove barriers to early screening. An estimated 40,000 women...

9 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Ghost Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ghost Festival in Taiwan is on Sunday (Aug. 22), a time when many Taiwanese send offerings and pray to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival falls halfw...

Skeletal 'Sonny & Cher' spook Taiwanese kids at Costco

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — With Ghost Month underway and Halloween in the not-too-distant future, Taiwanese are getting a kick out of two dancing skeletons decked out as a bride and groom at a Costco...

LGBTQ troops and vets go to war with homophobia in Ukraine

The silence inside a makeshift cinema in the heart of Kyiv was shattered with the crash of a windowpane. Fireworks flashed. Homophobic attackers were attempting to besiege the screening of a film abou...

Lilies at Taiwan CDC: Condolences or curses?

On June 1, four bouquets of white lilies mysteriously appeared in front of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Taipei. Tourists and even many expats living in Taiwan will completely mis...

Photo of the Day: Spooky God of Wealth statues seen in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government on Wednesday (May 5) tore down two statues of a Taoist deity after many motorists complained they were too "scary." The Jinshan...

Taipei park visitors horrified by plants in pants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials have removed potted plants wrapped in pants from a Taipei park after a public uproar over what visitors mistook for a crime scene or supernatural occurrence. ...

Taiwanese group wages underwear campaign for Myanmar protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese group is calling for the donation of women’s bras to be used as a weapon against the military crackdown on civilians in Myanmar. Seeing Taiwan Girls, ...

Superstition keeps Kashmir's tribal women from accessing birth control

Rukaiya Jan, a woman from the Gujjar tribal community in Kashmir, was married at 15 years old, a common practice among Kashmir's nomadic herders. Now 35 years old, Jan has six children. The birt...

12 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friday (Feb. 26) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year festivities, as well as the first full moon of the new year. It...

The name is Karatsev; Russian reaches semis on major debut

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aslan Karatsev will have no trouble with name recognition now. With a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over 18th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday, the 114th-ranked...

Facing a Grand Slam great: Dream come true? Big loss? Both?

Ahead of his match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, Cameron Norrie hit what sounded like all of the right notes, the sorts of sentiments that express a healthy blend of respect and confide...

Stevie Wonder awarded Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Music legend Stevie Wonder on Tuesday was awarded Israel's Wolf Prize, headlining a group of laureates in the arts and sciences receiving the prestigious recognition. ...