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4 dead, 1 injured in Central Taiwan gas explosion and fire

Four people were killed and one injured in a gas explosion and ensuing fire in Taichung City's Longjing District early Saturday, the city's fire bureau said. Firefighters found four charred...

Clean-up campaigns held around Taiwan ahead of Earth Day

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Several metric tons of trash were cleared from beaches and mountains in Taiwan Saturday, a day ahead of Earth Day. The Environmental Protection Bureau of Penghu County mobili...

Mobile boarding passes to be offered on Taiwan domestic flights by year-end

Taipei (CNA) - Mobile boarding passes will soon be available for passengers taking domestic flights in Taiwan, a transportation official said Thursday. Currently, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport...

Traffic jams clog Taiwan freeways on Tomb Sweeping Day

Taipei (CNA) - Heavy traffic was reported Thursday on many parts of Taiwan's freeways as people around the country returned to their ancestors' graves to clean their tombs and pay their respec...

3 adults, 1 child killed in Taoyuan house fire

Taipei (CNA) - Three adults and one child were killed early Thursday in a house fire in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, fire officials said that day. The Taoyuan Fire Department said it received a report...

Cold air mass to bring temperatures down across Taiwan

Taipei, March 17 (CNA) The arrival of a continental cold air mass March 21 is forecast to bring temperatures down across Taiwan from March 21-23, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday. The...

March held in Taipei to mark Tibet National Uprising Day

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) Over 100 people, including dozens of Tibetans, took part in a march in Taipei on Saturday to mark the 59th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day, calling for more religio...

Migrant workers in Taiwan plan flash mob dance to demand better rights

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) Migrant worker rights groups in Taiwan are set to hold a flash mob dance at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to call for better rights for foreign migrant workers, especially femal...

Government offers vision of English as official language in Taiwan

A Taiwanese child grows up learning arts, science and other subjects at school in both Chinese and English. That child becomes immersed in both languages and years later, when attending an internation...

Over 11,000 chickens, ducks culled due to H5N2 avian flu

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Over 11,000 chickens and ducks have been culled on two farms in Pingtung and Changhua counties after it was confirmed that they had been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 ...

Gay rights pioneer Chi keeps rainbow flag aloft after accepting award

"I am willing to exchange my Presidential Cultural Award for the right of gay people to get married," long-time gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) said last month after it was announced ...