Taiwan's COVID-19 cases rise to 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two more cases of infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded on Sunday (Feb. 23), raising the number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to 28. A man in his 80s fro...

'Facts will speak for themselves': WHO Director-General explains reasons to side with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attempted to debunk accusations of China's meddling in the organization during a press ...

EU--France-Holocaust Survivor

DRANCY, France (AP) — The girls and boys in the room were just a little older than Victor Perahia was when he was finally freed in 1945, his body wracked with tuberculosis and typhus, his mind anguish...

How well new China virus spreads is focus of control efforts

Scientists are starting to fill in some key gaps in what's known about the new virus from China. New research suggests it spreads a little easier than regular flu but not as well as some other respira...

UN agency halts operations at troubled Libya migrant center

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.'s refugee agency in Libya announced Thursday it is suspending its operations at a jam-packed migrant facility over safety concerns as deadly fighting near the capital intensifies...

China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets

BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just ...

Ethnic cleansing happening in China's Xinjiang : expat Kazakh reporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kazakh journalist in exile, Batyr, has alleged China uses chemical injections to prevent the incarcerated Kazakhs and Uyghurs from reproducing after their release. Ba...

Mara the elephant to leave Argentina for Brazil sanctuary

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling the liquid into a b...

Hong Kong will add mystery illness to reportable diseases

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's health chief said Tuesday that a respiratory illness whose cause remains unknown will be added to an official list of diseases that medical practitioners are required to r...

Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way. In a study with monke...

Official says 80 in Bahamas shelters after Dorian have TB

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — At least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the health minister of the Bahamas said. ...

Migrant in Libya relives brutal detention through sketches

CAIRO (AP) — A guard withholds water from a barefoot migrant kneeling in front of him. An emaciated man lies on the ground while a thermostat reads a broiling 43 degrees Celsius. Refugees cower to the...

European money spawns more misery for migrants in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — When the European Union funneled millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detention center...

European money spawns more misery for migrants in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detenti...

'Tough year' for measles and other infectious diseases in US

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the...