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Taiwan's Air Force constructing hangars, storage facilities for new F-16V fighters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of the delivery of 66 new F-16 fighter jets purchased from the U.S., the Taiwan Air Force is spending more than NT$3.3 billion (US$115.6 million) on new hangars, mis...

Construction site manager detained over fatal Taiwan train accident

Update: 04/03 13:53 p.m. The driver of the crane truck believed to have led to the fatal train accident in Hualien County on Friday has been released. He was freed on NT$500,000 (US$17,516) bail Sa...

Frenchman killed in eastern Taiwan train derailment, 3 foreigners injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French national was among the 50 people who perished in Taiwan's deadliest train accident in 70 years Friday, and three other foreign citizens were injured. At 9:...

(Update) Reported death toll in Taiwan train derailment is 50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death toll in the train derailment near a tunnel in Hualien County was given as 50 after the last passengers trapped inside were rescued, the Taiwan Railways Administr...

Fatal derailment to disrupt rail traffic on Taiwan's east coast for 7 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The train track in Hualien County where at least 50 people died in a derailment Friday morning (April 2) will take seven days to repair, according to officials. The cr...

(Update) Death toll in Taiwan train derailment rises to 50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death toll in the train derailment near a tunnel in Hualien County rose to 50 after the last passengers trapped inside had been rescued, reports said Friday evening (A...

Improperly parked construction vehicle blamed for fatal Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A construction vehicle parked on a slope without its brakes on was believed to have caused the train derailment in Hualien County, which led to 36 people having no vital s...

Summer highs for Spring Scream and Tomb Sweeping holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be summery temperatures during the annual Spring Scream celebrations over the holiday period, with the mercury rising as high as 34 degrees Celsius in Pingtung ...

Update: 50 die after train derails in eastern Taiwan

Update: 04/02 11:50 p.m. The death toll has been lowered by one to 50, including the engineer, assistant engineer, and 48 passengers. Among the passengers who perished was a Frenchman, while the nu...

Taiwan: Dozens feared dead in train crash

A train partially derailed along Taiwan's east coast on Friday, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens. The crash is the island's worst rail disaster in decades. What we know so far ...

'You left a gift for me to make me strong': Pilot's widow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After learning that her husband had passed, the widow of a Taiwanese fighter pilot who died in the line of duty on Monday (March 22) posted a message on social media expre...

1 pilot killed after 2 Taiwan F-5E fighter jets collide in mid-air

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One pilot has died while the rescue mission is currently underway for the other pilot after their two Taiwan Air Force F-5E fighter jets collided and crashed into the ocea...

Taiwan's weekend weather mild, followed by cooler temperatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will get a little cooler Sunday (March 21) as a cold front causes a 10 degrees Celsius drop in temperatures for the north of Taiwan. This will mean lows of around 17...

1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccine sent out to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 was being delivered to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan on Friday (March 19). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)...

Eastern Taiwan county exports pineapple custard apples to Dubai instead of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Chinese import ban on Taiwanese pineapples, Taitung County has decided to export pineapple custard apples to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) instead, r...