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1st fall cold front to bring mercury down to 16 C in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first cold front of fall is expected to arrive on Saturday (Oct. 16) causing temperatures in some parts of north Taiwan to drop as low as 16 degrees Celsius. Weathe...

At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Philippine authorities say they are still ...

Mercury could drop to 16 degrees in northern Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to see the first cool temperatures of this year's fall season over the weekend with the mercury dropping as low as 16 degrees Celsius in some areas....

Eastern Taiwan shuts down offices, schools amid landslide fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though Tropical Storm Kompasu had moved off to batter Hong Kong, the eastern counties of Hualien and Taitung still closed down offices and schools Wednesday (Oct. 13)...

Man dies of altitude sickness while climbing near Jiaming Lake in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker died of altitude sickness in the Jiaming Lake area while he was climbing the Southern Section Two of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range on Monday (Oct. 11), CNA...

Storm leaves 9 dead in landslides, floods in Philippines

BAGUIO, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm set off landslides and flash flooding as it barreled over the tip of the northern Philippines overnight, and officials said Tuesday at least nine people had...

China video shows PLA troops in beach landing drill on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Sunday (Oct. 10), Taiwan's National Day, released a video showing troops invading a beach across the Taiwan Strait in southern China. On Sun...

Taiwanese man in critical condition after falling into ravine at Great Ghost Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker was in critical condition after falling into a ravine while climbing Great Ghost Lake in Pingtung County, CNA reported. Great Ghost Lake, with an elevation of 2...

Heavy rains Monday may force closure of eastern Taiwan’s Suhua Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Suhua Highway system may be closed from Monday (Oct. 11) due to expected heavy rainfall, according to the Directorate General of Highways (DGH). Other highways in m...

Tropical Storm Kompasu to bring rain to east Taiwan after weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Tropical Storm Kompasu forms Friday (Oct. 8) evening, it will move into the Bashi Channel separating Taiwan from the Philippines, bringing rain to the eastern part o...