Celebrate the festivities at Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is arguably the most sophisticated address in the city and with a reputation for having one of the most Instagrammed Christmas trees in town. Embrace the season’s cele...

First Slovakian children's picture book published in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – "Medvedica Ingrid" (母熊英卡) is the first Slovakian children's picture book to be published in Taiwan, said Taipei City Government on Saturday (Nov. 30). The...

Dead deer spotted at scene of W. Taiwan wildfire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a wildfire struck Taichung City on Sunday, local residents on Monday (Nov. 11) discovered the carcass of a deer, suspecting it had fallen victim to the blaze. At ...

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power...

Pink or blue? Some gender reveal parties take dangerous turn

It was supposed to be a happy moment, a chance to declare the sex of a soon-to-be-born baby with a blast of color and burst of attention on social media. But the gender reveal party ...

Experience Halloween spirit at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As October comes to a close, Taipei Zoo has launched its annual Zoolloween celebration with a special exhibition focusing on conservation themes, with the highly anticipat...

McCartney presents eco-manifesto at Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — Riding on the increased focus on the fight against climate change, the fashion industry's eco-pioneer Stella McCartney turned parts of her Paris Fashion Week show into a manifesto on ecol...

France bans shows by sick bear following abuse complaints

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have banned the owners of a sick bear from displaying it in public shows after an inspection found the animal suffered from severe health problems and was held in poor ...

Taiwan locates Formosan black bear mother-and-child duo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After motorists witnessed a young Formosan black bear cross a mountain road, the forestry service in Hualien County managed to catch the animal and its mother in a picture...

Why did whales beach themselves in Georgia? No answers yet

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Examinations of the carcasses of three pilot whales yielded no immediate answers to why they swam ashore and died on a popular beach in Georgia, state wildlife officials said Thur...

Polar bear spotted in Russian city, far from normal habitat

MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds. Emergency officials in the city of Norilsk in...

Lithuanian circus owner releases bear he took 'hostage'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away. Authorities wanted...

Taipei embarks on rabies inoculation tour in mountainous areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Animal Protection Office (APO) of Taipei will conduct a rabies vaccination tour around the city’s mountainous areas from June 13 through September to prevent the...

The Latest: Tornado damage forces Summer Olympics halt

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Missouri's Special Olympics summer games have been canceled a...

Southern Taiwan's Orchid Island to host pig-catching contest in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orchid Island (蘭嶼) in Taitung County will host a hog-catching contest in an attempt to reduce its population of wild pigs, which are causing havoc for local residents. ...