People with albinism issued with protective alarms in Malawi

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — On a sunny February day, Catherine Amidu looked downcast. The protective alarm she received in October had not been working for close to two weeks, she said. ...

Han implies Taiwan is 'possessed' after Black Hawk crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Jan. 5) raised hackles among netizens after he hinted that last week's deadly Black Hawk helicopter...

Mayor on Trump's witch trials remarks: 'learn some history'

BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Salem, Massachusetts said President Trump needs to "learn some history" after he claimed those accused in the city's infamous 17th century witch trials received more due pro...

Taiwan KMT candidate to trumpet '666' childbirth subsidy program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday (Nov. 16), news broke that KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will soon announce a program to stimulate the birthrate using the sinister-sounding numb...

Ghoulish gaffe: Danish cyclist sits for pic on Taiwanese family tomb altar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Danish cyclist raised hackles in Taiwan over a strict taboo he violated by posing for a photo while sitting on the alter of a Taiwanese family's tomb. Taiwanese o...

Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Hell money spotted in claw machine during Ghost Month spooks Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Ghost Month is well underway in Taiwan, a photo of claw machine game stuff with joss paper (金紙) has many superstitious Taiwanese netizens spooked as many fear it could lead ...

10 terrifying taboos to dodge during Taiwan's Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), observed in the 7th month of the lunar calendar, is once again here, this year running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, and Taiwan News has created a list...

Stevie Wonder says he's getting a kidney transplant in fall

LONDON (AP) — Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. ...

The Latest: Bruins are very superstitious at Cup Final

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 2:45 p.m. It made all the sense in the world when John Moore went to the interview...

Pakistan suspends anti-polio drive after attacks on workers

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials say the country has suspended a nationwide anti-polio campaign after a health worker and two policemen escorting vaccination teams were killed in separate a...

Oarfish appearances stir fears of earthquake, tsunami in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday Feb. 1, two deep-sea oarfish were caught in fishing nets in Toyoma Bay on Japan’s west coast, following a number of others found in January, sparking fears...

Pakistan kicks off year's first polio campaign in 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 20...

Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The black box construction branded "DIOR" was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower. At 2,840 square meters (30,570 square feet), the sheer scale of menswear d...

Officials say Pakistan on track to eradicate polio in 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan t...