Taiwan reports 21st, 22nd cases of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday evening (Feb. 17) announced the 21st and 22nd confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus, both of whom were relativ...

First Wuhan coronavirus death in Taiwan reported in taxi driver over 60 years old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first death in Taiwan from the COVID-19 outbreak was reported to be a male taxi driver over 60 years old with no recent travel history, CNA reported on Sunday (Feb. 16...

Taxi driver confirmed as Okinawa’s first Wuhan coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female taxi driver believed to have transported a passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise liner was confirmed Friday (Feb. 14) as the first case of Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2020. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1...

Mainland China deaths rise to 490, cases exceed 24,000

BEIJING (AP) — Deaths from the new virus rose to 490 in mainland China Wednesday and the number of new cases increased to 24,324, as China moved patients into newly built or converted hospitals in the...

Panel says 'mission-driven' investors should help cabbies

A task force studying New York City's struggling taxi industry called Friday for “mission-driven” investors to help bail out drivers who incurred massive debt once the value of the medallion that allo...

Lebanon at a crossroads after 100 days of protests

BEIRUT (AP) — When Nazih Khalaf heard that protests were taking place Oct. 17 in Lebanon’s capital over government plans to impose new taxes, he was just returning from south of Beirut where he’d been...

Syrians launch symbolic 'one-pound' campaign to lift morale

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — With Syria's currency hitting record lows, a nationwide symbolic campaign has been launched by merchants, barbers, supermarkets and even gyms in the war-torn country to support...

Poor air quality keeps schools closed in Iran’s capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Dangerously poor air quality forced Iran’s government on Monday to extend school closures in the capital Tehran, a city home to over 10 million people. Schools ha...

The Tokyo taxi driver: Suit and tie — white gloves optional

TOKYO (AP) — Very few countries deliver better service than Japan: in shops, in restaurants, or in taxis. It’s called “Omotenashi” and translates roughly as hospitality — or offering...

'Black cab rapist' gets life sentence for more UK attacks

LONDON (AP) — A former taxi driver believed to have sexually assaulted more than 100 women and already in prison for a dozen attacks received a life sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to attacking...

Bendtner ponders retirement after release by Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Nicklas Bendtner’s colorful and much-traveled soccer career could be coming to an end after the Danish striker was told by his latest club that he was being released after just four ...

Pearl Harbor commemoration will go on after fresh tragedy

HONOLULU (AP) — Security will be beefed up for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a ...

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military base to mark ...

Go-between: Only 1 mastermind in Maltese reporter’s murder

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese taxi driver testifying under immunity from prosecution says that a local casino and hotel owner, was the sole mastermind of the 2017 car-bomb murder of an anti-corrupt...