New typhoon could put damper on Taiwan's National Day break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical disturbance that has formed in the Western Pacific could intensify next week into Typhoon Hagibis (哈吉貝), the 19th tropical storm of the year, possibly putting a...

Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

Strong typhoon hits South Korea, leaving 9 dead, 5 missing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon has lashed southern South Korea, leaving nine people dead and five others missing. Typhoon Mitag brought strong winds and heavy rainfall ...

Snapped cables at center of investigation into bridge collapse in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the sudden collapse of the Nanfang'ao Bridge in Taiwan's northeastern county of Yilan today (Oct. 1), the structure's steel cables are at the center of t...

Video shows moment bridge collapsed in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has surfaced showing the precise moment the Nanfang'ao Bridge in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County suddenly collapsed on Tuesday (Oct. 1). At approximate...

U.S. brokerage upbeat about TSMC sales growth, raises target price

A U.S.-based brokerage has raised its target price on shares in contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with the securities house expressing optimism about sales growth momen...

Update: Bridge collapses in NE Taiwan, 6 dead, 12 injured

Update: 10/03 1:00 p.m. The body of a sixth missing foreign migrant fisherman was recovered at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), 48 hours after the suspension bridge crushed the three fishing boats the...

Heavy rain advisory issued for 6 Taiwan counties, cities as Typhoon Mitag shifts north

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has lifted its land warning for Typhoon Mitag, but a heavy rain advisory is still in place for six counties and cities in northern Taiwan....

Typhoon Mitag entering most intense phase in Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that Taiwan will feel the most intense effects of Typhoon Mitag this evening (Sept. 30). CWB division chief Lo Ya-yin (羅雅尹) sa...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...

144 flights canceled at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport as Typhoon Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Mitag bears down on northern Taiwan, 144 flights have been canceled at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for this evening (Sept. 30). At 1:15 p.m. tod...

Taiwan High Speed Rail says trains will run as scheduled on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) has announced that its operations will be normal on Monday (Sept. 30). THSR says that based on theCentral Weather Bureau (CWB)...

France has modest expectations heading into U.S match at RWC

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — France is not about to start talking up its Rugby World Cup chances just because it beat Argentina, and the players are in a modest frame of mind heading into Wednesday's match a...

Typhoon bearing down on northern Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Fast-moving Typhoon Mitag is bearing down on northern Taiwan, where it is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain. Alerts have been ordered for parts of the island...

The Latest: France makes 12 changes for US

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 11 of the Rugby World Cup (all times local): 12:25 p.m. France has made 12 changes for the Pool C match against the United States in ...