CDC dengue fever workshop deepens Taiwan-Indonesia medical cooperation

A Taiwan-Indonesia dengue fever prevention workshop kicked off March 11 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to strengthening regional infectious disease networks. Organiz...

76 repeat DUI offenders attend lecture in funeral hall in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of an effort to reduce drunk driving deaths, 76 repeat DUI offenders were required to attend a workshop on road traffic safety at a funeral home in New Taipei City toda...

New Disney area to immerse parkgoers in a Star Wars story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an adve...

Man forgets valuable Picasso 'owl jug' on German train

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are appealing for help in finding a valuable ceramic jug made by Pablo Picasso, after its owner lost it on a train. Federal police said Tuesday that t...

California airport worker dies when jet bridge tire explodes

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance. ...

North Macedonia police report breaking up firearms ring

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia have arrested nine people suspected of belonging to a crime ring that converted flare guns into lethal weapons and sold them on the black marke...

World's No. 3 sniper set to visit Taiwan in March, report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One of the world's longest-range sniper shooters is set to visit Taiwan next month to share his knowledge as a professional sniper and his story of shooting a Taliban fighte...

Archaeologists discover ancient workshop in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula. ...

Germany's ruling parties address labor, migration divisions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties are trying to put behind them long-running internal divisions ahead of this year's European Parliament election, but the results could deepen tensions in Chan...

Bird carving exhibition in Taipei features artworks from Taiwan, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The “Taiwan/Japan Bird Carving Crafts Exhibition” is taking place at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute's (NTCRI) Taipei Branch b...

Tiny Messi, Ronaldo show little dreams of glory In Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Artisan Ramiro Suxo puts the finishing touches on little piggy banks shaped like Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, hoping Bolivians will buy them and fulfill their dre...

Kavalan shamaness of Taiwan’s Hualien County dies at age 94

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has lost yet another of the country’s rare tribal shamans when Ibay died on Thursday morning at the age of 94. Ibay, a female shaman of the Kavalan Tribe, ...

'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chair

LOS POZOS, Panama (AP) — A handful of carpenters have been putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair which will be used by Pope Francis when he visits Panama starting Wednesday. ...

Hope dashed for families of Colombia cadets killed in attack

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before a car bomb exploded at a Colombia police academy this week, killing 21 people, the young cadets inside were busy pushing forward dreams of serving their country and help...

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die. Chepkemei, a communications specialis...