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Chinese woman dies in Kaohsiung fire day after finalizing divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman who had just finalized her divorce and finished moving into her apartment the day before was among three Chinese women who perished in the apartment building fire ...

Risk of traffic fatalities highest for elderly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pedestrians and scooter drivers in Taiwan who are in the senior age group run the highest risk of getting involved in fatal traffic accidents, according to Ministry of Tra...

Taiwanese mother who murdered own children to be re-sentenced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A single mother who appealed the death penalty she received for killing her two children last year will be re-sentenced in a second trial on Nov. 11. According to prose...

Conductor in train accident that caused 18 deaths in northeast Taiwan sentenced to jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The conductor of the derailed Taiwan Railway Puyuma train that killed 18 passengers in Yilan County on the afternoon of Oct. 21, 2018, was sentenced to four and a half yea...

Bus runs over and kills scooter deliveryman in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deliveryman on a scooter was run over by a bus and killed on a New Taipei street on Tuesday morning (Oct. 19) after falling to the ground following a collision with anot...

Taiwan female mountaineer successfully reaches third highest peak in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese mountaineer Grace Tseng (曾格爾) successfully ascended the summit of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, on Saturday (Oct. 16) local time, setti...

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Belgian partner win Indian Wells title

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan tennis star Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and her partner Elise Mertens of Belgium defeated Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, 7-6 (1), 6-3, in t...

EV race car developed by Taiwan's NCKU accelerates to 100 kph in 3 seconds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University’s (NCKU) Formula Racing developed Taiwan’s only new electric vehicle (EV) racing car this year for the Formula SAE Japan competi...

Taipei woman attacked after reminding neighbor to wear a mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei woman was attacked on Friday (Oct. 15) by her neighbor with a knife after she reminded her to wear a mask in the elevator, CNA reported. The victim, surnamed W...

Four confirmed dead, two still missing in New Taipei river accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four people died and two are still missing in a river accident in the Hubao Pond area of New Taipei’s Shuangxi District, CNA reported. A total of 31 people went o...

Taiwan VP visits Wei Shui Station and I-Mei store on 100th anniversary of TCA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President William Lai (賴清德) on Sunday (Oct. 17) toured the former Daan Hospital in Taipei’s historic Dadaocheng area, where the late Taiwanese physician and soc...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Oct. 17) announced zero confirmed local COVID-19 cases and one new imported case. The CECC said the one imported c...

Taiwan's Medigen applies for COVID vaccine EUA in Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) announced on Thursday (Oct. 14) that it had applied to the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Eswatini for emergency...

Taiwan auto repair shop owner a good Samaritan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An auto repair shop owner personally delivered parts across Taiwan to one of his customers who called for help after her car broke down in east Taiwan. The woman, surna...

Taiwan can issue fines for those using phones at red lights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Motorists and scooter riders using their cellphones while waiting for red lights is a common sight in Taiwan, but it's actually against the law and can incur fines of ...