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Student reprimanded for helping woman who fell on railway tracks in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An 18-year-old high school student surnamed Li (李) pulled an older woman off train tracks at Banqiao Station Southbound 2A platform at 8 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 24) after s...

Taiwan's Narwhal submarine finishing up harbor acceptance testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically-built Narwhal submarine is now in the final stages of Harbor Acceptance Testing (HAT), a source familiar with the matter has said. CSBC Corp...

Photo of the Day: 15,000 rubber ducks race in Kaohsiung Harbor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Onlookers watched as 15,000 rubber ducks raced in Kaohsiung Harbor, the concluding activity of Kaohsiung Wonderland. The race began with the rubber ducks being dumped b...

Singapore streamer stages fake egg attack in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A YouTuber from Singapore staged an incident during which a woman in Kaohsiung threw an egg at her, reports said Saturday (Feb. 24). The streamer, surnamed Cheng (鄭) bu...

Taiwan temperatures set to plunge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Waves of cold air will lead to cooler weather in Taiwan from Sunday (Feb. 25), with lows of 11 C and rain expected in northern and mountainous areas, according to the Cent...

Photo of the Day: Giant rubber ducks battered by strong winds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pair of giant rubber ducks in Kaohsiung were buffeted by strong winds on Wednesday (Feb. 21), with one drifting loose and temporarily losing shape. The rubber ducks w...

Spicy shrimp chips pulled from shelves in Taiwan for prohibited additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spicy shrimp chips, sold under the brand name Hsia Wei Hsien (蝦味先), produced by Yu Zong Foods (裕榮食品), were pulled from the shelves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Kaohsiung after ...

Video shows Kaohsiung college student fatally hit by truck after falling off scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female college student died on Tuesday (Feb. 20) after she fell off her scooter and was run over by a truck. At 8:04 am, a university student surnamed Yang (杨) was r...

Taiwan Railway kicks off hiring process with physical tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railway Corporation started its hiring process with physical tests on Sunday (Feb. 18), per CNA. On Jan. 1, the Taiwan Railway Association transitioned from a pr...

Taipei's Cinemark Ximen to close doors after 25 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cinemark has confirmed it will close its landmark theater in Taipei's Ximending shopping district after 25 years of operation. In a Facebook post uploaded Saturday ...

Taiwan scores with hat-trick of movies at Berlinale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three films with Taiwanese connections are competing at the 74th Berlinale, with “Black Tea” and “Shambhala” vying for the Golden Bear. Meanwhil...

Helicopter picks up 3 hikers from separate locations in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A helicopter picked up three hikers in distress from three separate locations in high mountain areas Friday (Feb. 16) morning. The National Airborne Service Corps (NASC...

Taiwan signs Lafayette frigate parts contract with France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a NT$2.49 billion (US$79.37 million) contract with France for parts to keep its Lafayette frigates combat-ready, reports said Friday (Feb. 16). Taiwan...

Kaohsiung Lotto 6/49 player hits NT$164 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky Taiwan Lottery player has become the sole winner of the Lotto 6/49 (大樂透, Grand Lottery) jackpot. The Taiwan Lottery on Wednesday (Feb. 14) announced that a Lott...

Kaohsiung MRT light rail experiences malfunction, delay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public transportation systems in Kaohsiung saw a large increase in commuters over the holiday weekend, with many people taking the city’s MRT. At around 5 p.m. on...