Bird flu outbreak confirmed in western Taiwan, 32,500 chickens culled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An outbreak of the avian influenza virus (bird flu) has been reported in a farm in western Taiwan's Changhua County, with more than 340 chickens found dead from the disease...

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vac...

Surging Flyers beat Red Wings 3-1 for 12th win in 14 games

DETROIT (AP) — Ivan Provorov scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Oskar Lindblom had two goals, lifting the surging Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Su...

Konecny's OT goal lifts Flyers past Red Wings 6-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny scored his second goal of the game 1:27 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers bounced back from squandering a big lead to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Satur...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children fo...

Taiwan COA: Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced that it will hold a press conference, Feb. 15, to announce that the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been dete...

Taiwan influenza cases decline over LNY holidays, but doctors warn 'flu season not yet over'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There was a slight decline in flu cases reported across northern Taiwan over the Lunar New Year holidays, suggesting this year’s flu season may be drawing to a close...

Ghosn beefs up defense with lawyer famous for acquittals

TOKYO (AP) — Former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has beefed up his defense team ahead of his trial in Japan by hiring Junichiro Hironaka, a star lawyer with a strong track record for winning r...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

Horseracing to resume in Britain after equine flu contained

LONDON (AP) — Horseracing in Britain is to resume on Wednesday with strict biosecurity protocols after an outbreak of equine flu. Racing has been shut down since Thursday, and six ca...

Rat invasion vexes staff at historic Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little ...

Vet sentenced for implanting heroin in puppies as drug mules

NEW YORK (AP) — A veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. One of the pup...

Horse racing in UK off until Wednesday at earliest over flu

LONDON (AP) — Horse racing in Britain has been canceled until at least Wednesday over an outbreak of equine flu. The British Horseracing Authority said Thursday that no new positive ...

Japan struggles to contain spread of swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is not the only country currently struggling with a swine fever outbreak; the viral epidemic continues to escalate throughout Japan. Authorities in several Japane...