Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Tornado and waterspout hit Southeast Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut; Hair salon refuses to remove 'Nazi swastikas'; Director of Ta...

Tropical Storm Trami could pose threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm Trami (潭美) within 24 hours could pose a threat to Taiwan, experts said Friday. The depression was located near Guam...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A resident stands beside tin-roof houses swept away by ferocious winds of Typhoon Mangkhut, which set off deadly landslides and flooding in the northern Philippines before pounding Hong Kong and south...

Hiker who led rescuers on wild goose chase in Taiwan mountains to face NT$2 million in fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker who "escaped" from rescuers in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan, only to call them again to airlift him out during Typhoon Mangkhut, is now facing over NT...

Rains set off landslide burying several in mid-Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police official says at least three people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines. Po...

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind the...

Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Florence?

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as r...

Photo of the Day: Tough commute in Hong Kong after Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Typhoon Mangkhut hammered Hong Kong on Sunday, photos of the devastation have started to emerge, and in this case, netizens have made light of the daunting task that...

Mercury climbs to 37.4 degrees in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Temperatures reached 37.4 degrees Celsius in the Taipei City area of Shipai Tuesday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. After escaping the threat of Typhoon Mangk...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

MIAMI (AP) — Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected,...

US stocks edge lower amid more trade tariff worries

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Monday amid speculation that the Trump administration is preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. Technology stocks, retaile...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SWOLLEN RIVERS NEAR RECORD LEVELS AS FLORENCE LOOMS Catas...

Photo of the Day: Mangkhut rips roof off 'mini-home' in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Typhoon Mangkhut hammered homes in Hong Kong yesterday, this interesting photo surfaced of a home with its roof ripped clean off making it look like a miniature home...

The Latest: Mayor says survivors unlikely in buried chapel

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Philippine mayor says it's highly unlikely any of the 40 to 50 people who a...