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Court declares itself unauthorized to rule on Taiwan student’s gun in US terror scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shilin District Court in Taipei City declared itself unauthorized to rule Wednesday (Jan. 26) in the case of the manufacturing of an illegal firearm in the United Stat...

Taiwan park told to pay compensation after mother of 4 killed by buffalo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court has ruled the four children of a woman who was killed in a buffalo attack during a walk through Taipei City’s Yangmingshan National Park should receive state...

Taiwanese murderer escapes death sentence in second trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who raped and killed a female model in Taipei's Nangang District in 2017 avoided a death sentence in a second trial that concluded on Tuesday (June 23). In Fe...

Taiwan Supreme Court sentences murderer of 'Little Light Bulb' to life in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced Wang Ching-yu (王景玉) to life in prison for the heinous murder he committed four years ago in Neihu District, Taipei City, CNA re...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Mother of murdered girl asks Taiwan High Court to sentence killer to death in retrial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Claire Wang (王婉諭), the mother of the four-year-old girl who was decapitated 2016, on Tuesday (Dec. 24) asked Taiwan High Court judges to give the death penalty to the perp...

Taiwan ex-Academia Sinica head found not guilty of graft charge

The Shilin District Court ruled former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) not guilty of corruption Friday in a high-profile case that saw the prominent biochemist accused of taking bribes f...

American man to be deported from Taiwan after serving time for 4 sexual harassment cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American male tourist is to serve a total of 5 months in prison, unless he can pay NT$150,000 (US$4,860) in equivalent fines, before being deported from Taiwan for committin...

American convicted of sexual harassment, to be deported

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) An American man has been found guilty of sexually harassing four women in Taipei early this year and sentenced to a total of five months imprisonment, after which he will be depo...

Father of murdered 'Little Light Bulb' tired of apologies, wants death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The father of a 4-year-old girl who was brutally decapitated in broad daylight on the streets of Taipei two years ago, has had enough of apologies from the suspect and wants th...

American man charged with sexual harassment molests 3 women in Taipei courthouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American man who was awaiting a hearing in a Taipei district court for acts of sexual harassment he allegedly committed on Jan. 4, he was reported to have again sexually har...

Taiwan cab driver jailed for 7 years and 4 months for raping South Korean tourist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a prison sentence of seven years and four months for a taxi driver found guilty of raping a tourist from South Korea. No appeal...

Taxi driver sentenced to 7 years, 4 months for raping Korean woman

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) A taxi driver, who was convicted by a district court of drugging three women from South Korea and sexually assaulting one of them, on Thursday received a sentence of seven years ...

Taiwan sculptor Ju Ming awarded US$3.98 million in copyright case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three people who copied 222 typical pieces of sculptor Ju Ming (朱銘) will have to pay him NT$120.9 million (US$3.98 million), the Shilin District Court ruled Tuesday. Ju...

Four Singaporeans receive probation for gang rape of Taiwanese women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Four Singaporean men were found guilty of gang-raping two Taiwanese women and received suspended sentences from the Shilin District Court Friday, as reported by the Centra...