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Man suspected to have died from a stroke while climbing Yushan in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A middle-aged man from New Taipei City is suspected to have suffered a stroke and died on Saturday (April 30) while climbing Yushan, the highest mountain in Taiwan. The...

Five runners suffer heart attacks during Taipei Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cardiologists warned people with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or with high levels of fats in their blood against participating in marathons after five runners su...

Teacher dies in paragliding accident in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elementary school teacher died in a paragliding accident in central Taiwan over the weekend. On Saturday (Dec. 4), a 49-year-old man surnamed Wang (王) joined four ot...

Man allegedly stabs store clerk to death over masking dispute in Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man allegedly stabbed a convenience store clerk to death in Taoyuan’s Guishan District on Sunday (Nov. 21) after the clerk asked him to wear a mask. Guishan Pol...

3 die in Taipei MRT construction accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three workers died and two were injured after a structure collapsed during work on a new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in the New Taipei City district of Sanxia, reports s...

'Dead' man found breathing in Taiwan dies six days later

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man surnamed Tung (童) has died six days after he was found to be “apparently” dead and later rushed to the hospital after funeral home staff members heard hi...

9 die in Taipei, New Taipei as cold air mass strikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine people died in Taipei and New Taipei on Sunday and Monday (March 21-22) as a cold air mass blew in from the north. On Sunday, a cold air mass struck the country, s...

Taiwan president commemorates 100 years of Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday evening (Nov. 29) stated via Facebook that Sunday marked the 100th birthday of the Republic of China Air Force. In her post, Tsai...

College student 6th suspected suicide incident in Taiwan in 9 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death of a young man on Tuesday (Nov. 17) marks the sixth suspected suicide incident involving a college student in Taiwan in the past nine days, prompting university ...

Taiwanese pilot dies after F-5E fighter jet crashes into sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Air Force pilot lost his life after his F-5 fighter jet crashed for unknown reasons off the east coast of Taiwan Thursday morning (Oct. 29). According to a ...

Fire in Taipei KTV kills five, leaves two in critical condition

17:00 Update: The Taipei City Fire Department said the fire alarm and the automatic sprinkler system had been turned off when the accident took place, and the fire should be treated as a serious ca...

Video shows crazed passenger stab police officer to death on train in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A police officer suffered a mortal knife wound when he tried to subdue an emotionally unstable passenger on a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train in southwestern Taiwan ...

Drowning of athlete in Kaohsiung Aihe Ironman Triathlon revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On March 3, a man drowned while competing in the swimming phase of the Kaohsiung Aihe International Ironman Triathlon, but it was not until family members started seeking help ...

Taiwan paratrooper injured in accident ahead of Han Kuang military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— An army paratrooper fell from the sky during Thursday morning's rehearsal for the Han Kuang military exercises at the Chingchuankang Air Force Base in Taichung. The ...