578 students found to have fevers on Taiwan's 1st day of school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands of Taiwanese students went back to school on Tuesday (Feb. 25), 578 were found to have a fever. After the end of the Lunar New Year break for primary and s...

Taiwan’s local governments cancel school trips and religious parades amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose again Wednesday (Feb. 26), local governments announced bans on mass gatherings such as school trips and ...

New Taipei cram school classmates of 31st Wuhan virus case being tested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 11-year-old boy was confirmed to be Taiwan's 31st case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday (Feb. 25), officials began testing his cram school classmate...

Taiwan's students return to school after extended winter break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of schools across Taiwan welcomed back their students on Tuesday (Feb. 25) after the opening day of spring semester was postponed due to the Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Hsinchu City to take charge of Taiwan Lantern Festival in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung ended on Sunday night (Feb. 23), and the right to hold next year’s event was handed over to Hsinchu City during the clos...

Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the country&rs...

2 cases of Wuhan virus would force school closure: Taiwan MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's schools are set to open next week amid fears of a domestic outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced strict guidelines i...

Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...

Opposition backers in Venezuela ask what's next for Guaidó

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Few places in Venezuela have a higher concentration of backers for opposition leader Juan Guaidó than the campus of the Central University of Venezuela, a hotbed of anti-gove...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2020. There are 324 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1...

'Stay in Mexico' remark prompts inclusion rally in Michigan

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — People gathered in a southeastern Michigan town on Wednesday to promote unity and inclusion in the wake of a school meeting when a white parent asked a Hispanic parent why he didn...

Atlanta college names building for baseball icon Hank Aaron

ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in blue excitedly welcomed Hank Aaron to their Atlanta college campus Wednesday as the school named a building for the baseball icon on his 86th birthday. ...

Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Prada is helping to fund a United Nations program that will enlist high school students from 10 cities to spread awareness about how humans impact the world's oceans...

Putin remains coy on his future political plans

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a nationwide vote on constitutional changes he proposed wouldn't be used to extend his current term in office, but remained tight-lippe...

Bryant's stolen jersey returned for ceremony at high school

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Kobe Bryant's high school jersey spent more time in China of late than it did hanging on the wall of the gym named in honor of the school's career leading scorer. ...