Japan relaxes restrictions on travel to Taiwan, South Korea, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese citizens are now allowed to travel to nine countries in the Asia Pacific, including Taiwan, South Korea, and China, the Japanese government announced Friday (Oct....

Azbil to Exhibit Online the Latest Automation Technologies and Solutions at Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP)

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 20 October 2020 - Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that it will participate as an exhibitor for the third consecutive year in Industrial Tr...

Making sense of coronavirus infection statistics

Until recently, the greatest concern of health authorities was to keep the reproduction number, or R-value, for the coronavirus below the critical threshold of 1. If the R-value rises above 1, this i...

Extra safety scrutiny planned as virus vaccine worries grow

Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning extra scrutiny of the first people vaccinated when shots become available — an added safety layer experts ca...

Taiwan Air Force Command confirms US presence at Leshan radar station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force Command issued a press release Tuesday (Oct. 13) stating that a foreign national spotted in a photo taken during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) ...

Drone video shows Australian surfer's close call with shark

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A great white shark circled to within inches of pro surfer Matt Wilkinson's board before darting away in a chilling encounter captured by a drone that is part of a...

$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county offici...

Boris Johnson urges world leaders to unite against COVID-19.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has frayed the bonds between nations, and urged world leaders to unite against the “common foe” of COVID-...

Taiwan launches multiple disaster drills on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is carrying out a number of disaster drills on Monday (Sept. 21), including alerts for earthquakes, air raids, and tsunamis. To mark Taiwan's National Disast...

Virginia lawmakers push to expand police decertification law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia state trooper yells an expletive-laden threat at a Black motorist who refuses to get out of his car during a traffic stop. Smiling for the driver's cellphone came...

Police in Maryland accused of rubber stamping use of force

One of Maryland's largest police departments appears to routinely “rubber stamp” the use of force by officers who disproportionately wield it against Black citizens, a plaintiffs' expert said in a cou...

Germany: Nationwide warning test fails in some places

BERLIN (AP) — People in Germany braced themselves for shrieking sirens Thursday morning but instead got deafening silence in many places as the first test of the nationwide warning system in 30 years ...

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. ...

Turkey's Black Sea coast pummeled by flash floods

Farm minister Bekir Pakdemirli said downpours packing 13 centimeters (five inches) of rain in less than 24 hours had "changed" the skyline of Dereli, a hill town, 30 kilometers (19 miles) in...

New Mexico city to pay $6.5M in police chokehold settlement

A New Mexico city has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of Mexican American man who was choked to death by a police officer. A settlement agreement made public this week by L...