Hot-air balloons rise into the sky over the Hsinchu City grasslands, early Saturday morning, Aug. 20. The hot-air balloon event attracted more than 10,000 people, many happy to take photos of the scenery despite failing to secure one of the free rides being offered.
Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about literary icon Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him -- a set of trophy elk antlers.
Apple Music has released new and long-awaited music from Grammy award-winning singer Frank Ocean.
Actor-singer Jordan Fisher remembers the days he spent training as a gymnast, hoping to one day reach the Olympics. Those days are over, but as the 22-year-old watches the 2016 Summer Olympics, it motivates him to continue tackling another life goal: releasing his first album.
Amber Heard said Thursday she is donating her entire US$7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to a pair of charities that will use the money to benefit women who have been abused and sick children.
This photo taken Thursday, Aug.18, shows a visitor walking inside a room with an installation entitled "Tropical Mirage" by Onemaker Group during a preview of the Singapore Night Festival.
The world's premier cool climate wine conference was held in the UK for the first time late in May, a sign of the increased recognition of the country's wine industry.
Young Nepalese Hindu priests bathe as a part of holy rituals during the Janai Purnima festival at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Thursday, Aug. 18.
Indonesian men climb greased poles to retrieve prizes during the Independence Day festivities at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 17.
When North Korean defector Choi Sung Guk decided it was time to go public with his experiences, he avoided the well-trodden "harrowing memoir" route in favor of a cartoon strip.