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Walkinshaw Andretti United team win Bathurst 1000 race

BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Walkinshaw Andretti United team driver Chaz Mostert fought back from a wheel puncture and encounters with native wild animals to win an incident-strewn Bathurst 1000 touring...

Poland says body of Syrian man found near Belarus border

Polish police said Saturday that the body of a young Syrian man was found in the woods near the border with Belarus. He is the latest victim in a political standoff at the European Union's easter...

Drones, viral videos help 'Nature' thrive after 40 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years ago, the programmers at PBS were eager to experiment, so they took a chance and started a new series on animal behavior in the wild called “Nature.” The ...

Bird flu: France orders poultry 'lockdown'

French authorities put the country on high alert over bird flu on Friday. The upgraded status means farmers in the country must keep poultry flocks indoors. It comes a week after commercial farms in ...

US spy agencies say origins of COVID-19 may never be known

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday they may never be able to identify the origins of COVID-19, as they released a new, more detailed version of their review of wh...

Seal 'pup' surfaces in New Taipei after magnitude 6.5 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seal "pup" was spotted in a New Taipei City harbor on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 24), shortly after a powerful earthquake struck northeast Taiwan. At 1:11 p.m. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2021. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2021. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18,...

Baby squirrel becomes influencer at south Taiwan school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a baby squirrel fell from the trees and landed on a student’s shoe at Kaohsiung’s Ruifeng Elementary School on Sept. 30, a teacher volunteered to care fo...

Number of children crossing Darien Gap hits record high

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — The number of minors who risked their lives to cross the Darien Gap, the inhospitable stretch of land that separates Colombia and Panama, reached a record high between Jan...

Chinese official urges virus screening for wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior Chinese health official is calling for large-scale virus testing of wildlife to prevent potential outbreaks of such epidemics as COVID-19. Gao Fu (高福), a membe...

Rescued leopard cat cub nearly adopted as pet in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A person surnamed Wu (吳) in Nantou City that rescued a “kitten” from drowning found out the animal is actually a leopard cat cub just before adopting it, UDN r...

Two-headed snake found in south Taiwan elementary school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rare two-headed snake was found on Monday (Sept. 13) at an elementary school in southwestern Taiwan. While carrying out cleaning duties at 7 a.m. on Monday, students ...

Wild boar bites off hunter's finger in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hunter lost a finger and suffered lacerations to his head, torso, and limbs when he was attacked by a wild boar in a mountainous area of southern Taiwan. On Aug. 18, ...

Taiwan minister defends euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) on Sunday (Aug. 22) defended euthanizing over 150 smuggled cats as a necessary evil. A total of 154 smuggled cats n...