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Mutant Taiwanese krait slithers into Tainan home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A venomous Taiwanese krait slithered into a Tainan home on Sunday (Sept. 10), leaving many puzzled by its untypical color patterns. Wang Shih-hao (王士豪), director of the...

10 Places on Earth You Are Not Allowed to Visit

There are places on Earth you are not allowed to visit, but it’s chilling to collect valuable knowledge about the forbidden tourist spots. These unusual places are restricted to visit for various reas...

10 Places on Earth You Are Not Allowed to Visit 

There are places on Earth you are not allowed to visit, but it’s chilling to collect valuable knowledge about the forbidden tourist spots. These unusual places are restricted to visit for various reas...

A feline virus mutation in Cyprus caused far fewer cat deaths than claimed, veterinary leader says

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of the Cyprus veterinarians association on Wednesday dismissed as greatly exaggerated the claims that a local mutation of a feline virus has killed as many as 300,000 c...

Why 'The Laugh of the Medusa' remains influential today

Helene Cixous' call is clear: "Woman must write her self." Even if some of the post-structuralist and theoretical references in "The Laugh of the Medusa" can feel challenging ...

Migrants flow north to US border ahead of policy changes

BAJO CHIQUITO, Panama (AP) — The long wooden boats packed with migrants in orange life jackets arrived one after another, pushed down the Tuquesa river by outboard motors. By day’s end, authorities ha...

UN: As many as 400,000 migrants may cross Darien Gap in 2023

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Two U.N. groups said Thursday that the number of migrants crossing the dangerous Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama could soar to as many as 400,000 this year. Th...

US would support Colombian, Panama forces to slow migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — United States forces will assist their Colombian and Panamanian counterparts with intelligence gathering to dismantle smuggling rings operating in the dense jungle of the Darien Gap,...

US, Panama and Colombia aim to stop Darien Gap migration

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The United States, Panama and Colombia announced Tuesday that they will launch a 60-day campaign aimed at halting illegal migration through the treacherous Darien Gap, where the flo...

CDC lists six snake species that cause most bites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced a list of six snake species that cause most bites in the country based on the number of antivenom serum via...

Taiwan's CDC warns of poisonous snakes ahead of Tomb Sweeping Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With many heading out to remote areas for recreational purposes or to clear graves, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about dangers posed b...

Cobra spotted on New Taipei bike path

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the 228 Memorial Day holiday, a cobra "as thick as a wrist" was spotted slithering next to a bike path in New Taipei City. A member of the Facebook group...

Venomous Taiwanese kraits, cobras plague central Taiwan bike path

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fishermen have recently spotted an unusually large number of venomous Taiwan kraits and cobras slithering down the bike path of a township in Changhua County, leading some...

Surviving the Strike: The World’s Most Deadly Venomous Snakes

Venomous snakes are found worldwide and are often feared and revered for their deadly toxins. These snakes use their venom for various purposes such as self-defense, predation, and competition for res...

Asylum seekers caught in political battle in NYC, Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Weary of Venezuela's autocratic government and the pittance he earned in the military, Dario Maldonado deserted and fled with his family to neighboring Colombia. But ...