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Taiwanese prosecutors request probation for female teacher indicted for sex with minor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors recently indicted a 49-year-old teacher for having sex with a 13-year-old junior high school student twice in her home, but they asked the judges to sentence h...

Kaohsiung mayor apologizes for deadly fire in southern Taiwan

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) apologized Thursday evening for a fatal fire in the city earlier in the day which resulted in the deaths of at least 46 people, promising to take responsibility and ...

Taiwan charges 42 suspects in North Macedonia-based fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors in Kaohsiung City have indicted 42 suspects accused of defrauding 124 victims in China of a total of NT$57.03 million (US$2.04 million) as part of a scam based...

Taiwan harbor worker reports cigarette smuggling to authorities despite bribe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A harbor worker in Kaohsiung turned down a NT$300,000 (US$10,700) bribe to look the other way when smuggled cigarettes arrived, and he reported the fact to the authorities...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung police break Love River dismemberment case in 40 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The First Precinct of Kaohsiung City's Sanmin District announced on Thursday (June 25) they had cracked the Love River dismemberment case after tracking down the suspe...

Taiwanese coronavirus patient faces fine, possible jail time for lying about illness

[Last update January. 27 16:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus on Friday (Jan. 24) is facing a heavy fine and possible prison sentence for...

3 people sentenced to prison in case of 'missing' Vietnamese tourists

Three people were sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to hide Vietnamese tourists and secure illegal employment for them in Taiwan shortly after the visitors entered the country last year. Th...

Fuming Egyptian man suspected of starting fire in Kaohsiung night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Egyptian man was arrested early this morning (July 26) after he was suspected of starting a fire at the Rui Feng Night Market in Kaohsiung. At 2 a.m. this morning, the Zu...

Prosecutors: collapsed lung responsible for death of 3-year-old at gas station in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors confirmed today (Jan. 24) that the three-year-old girl killed at a Kaohsiung gas station on Tuesday died due to injuries sustained from an air embolism. An ...

Taiwan arrests suspected organizers of missing Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced today that they have arrested seven people suspected of devising the plan for 152 Vietnamese tourists to go miss...

Taiwan company director charged with repackaging and selling expired milk powder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven people from a trading company in Kaohsiung (高雄) were arrested for selling repackaged expired milk powder, it is reported today (Jan 10). According to CNA, Kaohsiu...

Prosecutors investigate alleged rape of former school girl in southern Taiwan

Kaohsiung, March 10 (CNA) An investigation into the alleged rape of a former elementary school girl by her PE teacher more than a decade ago has been launched by prosecutors in Kaohsiung, the city'...

Second accusation of illegal Taiwan trade with North Korea this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man, Chuang Chin-hung (莊錦宏), is suspected of selling 7,000 tons of diesel fuel to North Korea. A cargo ship, originally named “Paradise Bay” (天堂...

Five Malaysians arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Jan. 13 (CNA) Law enforcement authorities in Kaohsiung City arrested five Malaysian nationals on Friday for attempting to smuggle 10 kilograms of ketamine into Taiwan. According to a Satur...

Taiwan ship owner bailed over oil smuggling to North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man from Kaohsiung was freed on bail of NT$1.5 million (US$50,600) Wednesday for having circumvented international sanctions and smuggled oil to North Korea on the tanke...