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20-meter-tall tree crushes 2 cars and traffic light during Taipei storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greater Taipei was hammered with heavy rain on Friday (June 24) and a 20-meter tree collapsed on a Taipei City street, damaging two vehicles and a traffic light. The Ce...

Recycler in Taiwan finds NT$2 million hidden in discarded air purifier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recycling depot employee reported his discovery of NT$2 million (US$67,100) in a discarded air purifier to the police, the money was returned to its owner. CNA ...

Taipei police beef up patrols after bomb threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are responding to a series of bomb threats this week targeting major transportation hubs and landmarks in Taipei. The Taipei City Police Department said on Frida...

Taipei man dies after being struck by 4 cars in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man died early Sunday morning (May 2) after he was struck by four cars while trying to cross a street in Wanhua District. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, a 41-year-old ma...

Taiwanese take stock of air-raid shelters amid Ukraine-Russia conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parallels are being drawn between Taiwan and Ukraine, and the buzz has prompted some Taiwanese to seek information on the nearest air-raid shelters where they could take c...

Scooter rider run over by gravel truck in dooring accident in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scooter driver died Saturday morning (Feb. 26) after a car dooring accident in New Taipei City's Sanchong District that caused him to fall before being run over by a...

Actress suspects caregiver stole jewelry before leaving Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Actress and TV hostess Guo Mei-chu (郭美珠) has filed a police report, saying she suspects that her Indonesian domestic worker, who has left Taiwan, might have been responsib...

Former Taiwan president’s office receives threatening letter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A letter mailed to the office of former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Wednesday (Feb. 9) contained joss money from Hong Kong and warned the Kuomintang against &ld...

Motorcyclist dies in wrong-way driving crash in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man riding a heavy motorcycle died after colliding with a car going the wrong way on elevated Huan Dong Boulevard on Tuesday (Jan. 25). Liu Yao-wen (劉耀文), traffic div...

Taipei man recaptured after escaping from police station during interrogation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man charged with illegal drug use was arrested at his residence 30 minutes after he escaped from the police station while officers were busy setting up an online interro...

Taipei man scammed by 'female' online 'friend' who turns out to be male

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man transferred nearly NT$3 million (US$108,000) to a purportedly female online friend who asked for his support using various excuses over more than one and a ha...

Taiwanese man returns home from quarantine, catches thief red-handed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When a businessman surnamed Huang (黃) returned home from quarantine, he found a stranger in his ransacked home and missing valuables. CNA reported that Huang had just f...

Video shows family of 6 riding scooter in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dashcam footage surfaced last week showing a family of six had crammed themselves onto one scooter on a busy freeway in Taipei. On Dec. 7, WoWtchout, a map-based dashca...

Taipei American School closed over shooting threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei American School (TAS) announced it would close on Monday (Dec. 13) after a racist message purportedly from a student threatening a school shooting was posted on soc...

Police find New Taipei man's severed head in Yonghe ditch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Thursday (Dec. 9) found the missing head of an elderly man who was allegedly murdered by his son late last month. On Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), police receiv...