Israeli billionaire hopes to bring water to parched Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Georgian-Israeli billionaire believes he has found a solution to the Gaza Strip’s chronic water crisis. Michael Mirilashvili wants to deliver hundreds ...

Taipei to expand mask vending machines to 12 districts next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 13) announced that ID-based medical mask machines will be expanded to all of the city's districts next week. After Tai...

Taipei launches ID-based mask vending machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei rolled out ID-based mask vending machines on Saturday (April 11) in a bid to reduce the hassle of purchasing the much sought-after protective gear amid the coronavi...

Taipei and New Taipei on same page in fight against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) agreed Thursday (March 26) to install face mask vending machines in the fight against the Wuhan...

Taiwan installs vending machines for free hand sanitizer to fight the coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese cities have installed vending machines where residents can pick up free bottles of isopropanol hand sanitizer to fight the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), repo...

How can you make healthy food resolutions really stick?

For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we're going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we're ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awas...

Automated Mini 7-Elevens sprout all over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 7-Eleven, the largest chain of convenience stores in Taiwan, has recently expanded its unmanned store concept and rolled out 140 Mini 7-Eleven vending machines across the ...

Six tourist spots in Taipei certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taiwan was ranked the third most welcoming country on the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI), published in April, six sightseeing spots in Taipei also received Muslim...

President Tsai meets with local Muslims, touts Taiwan’s Muslim-friendly environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) invited Taiwanese Muslims to work with the government on fostering ties between the island and the Islamic world on Wednesday (Sept. 18). T...

Taipei launches first Muslim-friendly vending machine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first vending machine to sell Halal food was installed at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) on Friday (Sept. 6), providing multiple Muslim-frien...

AP Photos: Countless lucky cats beckon at Tokyo temple

TOKYO (AP) — Countless cats beckon visitors at a temple in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood. Legend provided by the Gotokuji Buddhist temple says it is the birthplace of beckoning cats, th...

The Latest: Sentencing delayed in Alabama investor scam

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of admitted con-man Kyle Sandler in the Round House investor fraud (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A federal judg...

Startup maestro duped Alabama town through network of lies

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Looking back, there are so many reasons Kyle Sandler was able to separate so many people from so much of their money. Sandler rolled into this old railroad cross...

Grab a soda and go: Convenience stores get more convenient

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar te...

Taipei MRT to offer Lucky Trip tokens for Lunar New Year tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Longshan Temple MRT station will begin offering 5,000 limited-edition tokens on Thursday (Jan. 31), announced the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Tuesday (Jan...