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5 things you should know about the Year of the Ox

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the Lunar Year comes the arrival of the Year of the Ox. After all the turbulence of the Year of the Rat, a change is most welcome — but what does it actually...

AP Photos: Year of Ox puts focus on Hong Kong's wild bovines

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese Year of the Ox begins Friday, and in the shadow of Hong Kong's futuristic urban skyline, wild bovines are getting some love. Cattle and water buffalo em...

Top 10 Taiwanese Lunar New Year traditions

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Lunar New Year is nearly here and Taiwan’s success in managing the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means that celebrations will largely be continuing as nor...

AP PHOTOS: Virus uncertainty for China's Year of Ox vendors

WUHAN, China (AP) — Vibrant red lanterns line an alley in Wuhan, China, but customers only trickle in. Around the corner, Gong Linhua recalled earlier years when her store was packed and the street ou...

Chinese bronze horse head returned to Old Summer Palace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bronze horse head that belonged to China was put on display in Beijing’s Old Summer Palace (圓明園) in a ceremony on Tuesday (Dec. 1), marking the return of the first...

Taiwan reveals stamps for Year of the Ox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post will mark the Year of the Ox with a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet aptly themed “turning the situation around.” The images on the stam...

Givenchy to unveil new designer debut at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Storied maison Givenchy is set to unveil new designer Matthew Williams’ debut collection Sunday, although the brand may have hoped such a big new beginning would have come under better da...

Chunghwa Post to release new collection of Taiwan-related stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is set to release a series of postage stamps later this year featuring various images ranging from Chinese zodiac signs to spectacular solar phenomena in Tai...

Taiwan Lottery says people with three zodiac signs most likely to win Power Lottery

Update: The winning numbers for Monday's Power Lottery are: 05, 08, 19, 21, 27, 37, with a special number of 02. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Lottery has revealed the astrological signs ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

UN atomic watchdog head calls for more access in Iran

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency reiterated Monday that Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared ...

Age of women having first child on the rise: Taiwan MOI

Both the average age of first-time mothers and the proportion of first births to women aged 35 and above have significantly increased in just over a decade, figures from a recent report issued by the ...

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in th...

Japan emperor's 60th birthday overshadowed by virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus, as concerns over infections forced the traditional gathering of tens of thou...

Japan emperor's 60th birthday overshadowed by virus fears

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus, as concerns over infections forced the traditional gathering of tens of thousands of well...