Taiwan’s Yilan Children’s Festival draws record number of attendees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 44-day 2019 Yilan International Children's Folklore & Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) saw more than half a million visitors before drawing to a close on Sunday (Aug...

Chinese swimmer lashes out at British competitor amid doping scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese swimmer with a record of doping caught the media's attention this week after an outburst targeting a fellow competitor at the 2019 World Aquatics Championshi...

Tuesday Sports in Brief

BOXING MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation sa...

Sun wins 200 free via disqualification at world swimming

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle ...

US' Ledecky, China's Sun easily advance at world swim meet

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — After an unexpected assist from her coach, Katie Ledecky opened the world championships with a dominating performance in the preliminaries of the 400-meter freestyle Sunday...

Driver dies after rocks hit truck on Central Taiwan mountain road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 25-year-old truck driver died after falling rocks hit his vehicle on a road in Central Taiwan Saturday (July 20). The man, surnamed Lee (李), had gone to work in the T...

Kaohsiung residents incensed, Han Kuo-yu parties as city floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After alerts for heavy rain were issued for southern Taiwan, Tropical Storm Danas arrived on Friday (July 19), hitting Kaohsiung and Tainan with a rapid, record-breaking r...

'Flowing water feast': Tropical Storm Danas floods Tainan banquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unusual event combined with some clever wordplay has been amusing Taiwanese netizens. At a banquet held yesterday (July 18) in Tainan's Qigu District was struck by a ...

Heavy rain alert issued in 10 counties, cities as Danas' 'twin' approaches Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Tropical Storm Danas has danced away from Taiwan, it's "twin," a low-pressure zone that sheared off from it earlier in the week, is headed toward souther...

Taiwan still expects heavy rain after departure of Tropical Storm Danas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though Tropical Storm Danas left Taiwan relatively unscathed and sea alerts were lifted early Thursday (July 18) evening, especially southern parts of the island shou...

Heavy rain alert issued in 15 counties, cities as Tropical Storm Danas dances around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Danas has shifted east and no longer poses a direct threat to Taiwan, but a heavy rain alert has been issued for 15 counties and cities as its periphery lashes t...

Tropical Storm Danas to move further east off Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The threat posed to Taiwan by Tropical Storm Danas was less serious than assumed earlier as the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday (July 17) evening that its route was ...

Tropical Storm Danas spawns evil 'twin' that could menace Taiwan soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as Taiwan braces for impact from Tropical Storm Danas, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warns that a "twin" storm that broke off from it could form a tropical st...

Taiwan's CWB issues land warning for Tropical Storm Danas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 11:30 a.m. this morning (July 17) has issued a land warning for Tropical Storm Danas, while a second tropical storm is in the works...

CWB issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Danas makes beeline for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a sea warning for Tropical Storm Danas, and a land warning is expected before noon today. Tropical Storm Danas, which in Tagalog ...