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Czech expat finds remains of missing hiker in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker surnamed Yang (楊) who had been missing for one month was found dead in a central Taiwan mountain stream on Monday (Nov. 8) by Czech expat Petr Novotny, a skilled o...

1st fall cold front to bring mercury down to 16 C in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first cold front of fall is expected to arrive on Saturday (Oct. 16) causing temperatures in some parts of north Taiwan to drop as low as 16 degrees Celsius. Weathe...

At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Philippine authorities say they are still ...

East Taiwan battles more rain, north Taiwan gears for temperature drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As eastern Taiwan continues to reel from heavy rainfall brought by Typhoon Kompasu’s periphery, weather expert Wu Der-Rong (吳德榮) said temperatures will reach as low ...

1 dead, 21 injured as severe storm hits Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — A strong tropical storm bearing down on Hong Kong on Wednesday left one person dead and 21 others injured, as city authorities suspended classes, stock market trading and government ser...

Mercury could drop to 16 degrees in northern Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to see the first cool temperatures of this year's fall season over the weekend with the mercury dropping as low as 16 degrees Celsius in some areas....

Eastern Taiwan shuts down offices, schools amid landslide fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though Tropical Storm Kompasu had moved off to batter Hong Kong, the eastern counties of Hualien and Taitung still closed down offices and schools Wednesday (Oct. 13)...

Taiwan's Taoyuan penalizes warehouse owner over taxi driver death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the collapse of a quarry warehouse that killed a taxi driver, the Taoyuan City Government will issue the warehouse owner the maximum penalty of NT$300,000 (US$10...

Man dies of altitude sickness while climbing near Jiaming Lake in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker died of altitude sickness in the Jiaming Lake area while he was climbing the Southern Section Two of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range on Monday (Oct. 11), CNA...

Storm leaves 9 dead in landslides, floods in Philippines

BAGUIO, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm set off landslides and flash flooding as it barreled over the tip of the northern Philippines overnight, and officials said Tuesday at least nine people had...

China video shows PLA troops in beach landing drill on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Sunday (Oct. 10), Taiwan's National Day, released a video showing troops invading a beach across the Taiwan Strait in southern China. On Sun...

Taiwanese man in critical condition after falling into ravine at Great Ghost Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker was in critical condition after falling into a ravine while climbing Great Ghost Lake in Pingtung County, CNA reported. Great Ghost Lake, with an elevation of 2...

Taiwan caught between Typhoon Kompasu and northeastern monsoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents in Taiwan, especially those in northern and eastern areas, should brace for strong winds and torrential rain between Monday afternoon and evening (Oct. 11), as T...

Tourists trapped in northeastern Taiwan sea cave rescued overnight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving report of 16 people being trapped in a sea cave in Nan’ao late at night on Sunday (Oct. 10), the Yilan County Fire Department spent the night attempt...

Heavy rains Monday may force closure of eastern Taiwan’s Suhua Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Suhua Highway system may be closed from Monday (Oct. 11) due to expected heavy rainfall, according to the Directorate General of Highways (DGH). Other highways in m...