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South Korea's Yoon blocks new probe of 2022 Halloween crowd crush

SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) - South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol blocked on Tuesday a bill to launch a new probe into a Halloween crowd crush that killed 159 people in Seoul's Itaewon district in 20...

Seoul police chief charged over deadly 2022 Halloween crush

In South Korea, the chief of Seoul's metropolitan police has been charged with negligence over the 2022 Halloween stampede that left 159 people dead in the district of Itaewon. Kim Kwang-ho &mdas...

Photo of the Day: Mini-Sadako emerges from well in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos and video of a toddler dressed up as the main antagonist from the Japanese horror film "Ring" emerging from a glowing well quickly went viral over the wee...

Taiwan politicians dress up for Halloween

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many Taiwanese politicians from across the political spectrum have donned costumes to join their supporters in celebrating Halloween over the weekend. With Taiwan's...

Dressing evil for Halloween unfortunate for 7 types of people in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese numerologist recommends that seven types of people avoid dressing up as the dead or evil spirits on Halloween to avoid bad luck. Although Halloween is not a...

Harrowing Halloween photos taken across Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People of all ages took advantage of mild fall weather conditions to attend a myriad of Halloween costume events across Greater Taipei over the weekend. As part of the ...

Police stop New Taipei teen for looking too scary on Halloween

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei residents reported a teenage boy to police on Saturday (Oct. 28) complaining that his serial killer costume was too realistic and his behavior overly disturbing...

South Korea commemorates first anniversary of Itaewon crush

Family and friends of those who died in the last year's Halloween crush in Seoul marked the first anniversary of the devastating event on Sunday. A total of 159 people — mostly in their 20s...

Photo of the Day: Trick or treat in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated crowd of around 350 people lined up for one a Halloween trick-or-treat event in Taipei. The sixth annual event, which was children-oriented and decidedly n...

Bizarre scene unfolds at Halloween event in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bizarre scene occurred at a Halloween event in downtown Hsinchu on Saturday (Oct. 28), stirring criticism of those involved as well as the response by the city’s p...

Taiwan hosts East Asia’s largest LGBTQ+ pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 21st Taiwan Pride parade supporting the LGBTQ+ community set attendance records on Saturday (Oct. 28), drawing a crowd of 176,000 people, according to event organizers...

Photo of the Day: Ghostly sighting of Taiwan actress Ruby Lin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo that gives the illusion of an ashen-faced woman peering through overgrown house plants has gone viral this week. On Sunday (Oct. 22), a member of the Facebook g...

Top 10 Halloween haunts in Taiwan for 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As All Hallows' Eve lurks, Taiwan News has curated a list of the top 10 Halloween events in Taiwan in 2023 for ghosts and goblins of all ages who want to get their gho...

Pizza Hut Taiwan unleashes ghastly Halloween chicken feet pizza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pizza Hut Taiwan has released a Halloween special that features rice noodle rolls and chicken feet, and is said to be the world's first pizza that tells ghost stories....

Seoul tests crowd safety plan ahead of anniversary of deadly Halloween crush

SEOUL, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A knot of people jostled and shoved each other on Wednesday in a narrow alleyway in Seoul, before filing patiently past a barricade of police officers in a crowd control dril...