Typhoon Yutu buries 31 in Philippine landslide, now winding its way toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to strengthen into a typhoon again, has killed six people in the Philippines and is now spiraling o...

Typhoon lashes northern Philippines as thousands evacuated

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon is battering the northern Philippines, where thousands of people were evacuated to avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm l...

US Pacific territory will need help to recover from typhoon

Residents of a U.S. territory in the Pacific ravaged by Super Typhoon Yutu are hopeful for help from the federal government as they dig out from damage including crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars...

Super Typhoon Yutu biggest of 2018, could come closest to Taiwan by Halloween

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu  (玉兔, Jade Rabbit) has become a super typhoon that is now tied with Super Typhoon Manghut as the largest typhoon of 2018, and while its future ...

Taiwan donates US$250k for Philippines typhoon relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government donated US$250,000 (NT$7.75 million) to the Government of the Philippines to aid relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck th...

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The U....

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan open to public on Saturday

TAIPEI (CNA) -- As part of National Heritage Day, the Legislative Yuan will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Legislative speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) said Friday. In a post on h...

Trami intensifies into typhoon, may affect Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tropical storm Trami (潭美), which is currently situated to the southeast of Taiwan in the Philippine Sea, developed into a typhoon on Sept. 23, and has potential to affect ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Tornado and waterspout hit Southeast Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut; Hair salon refuses to remove 'Nazi swastikas'; Director of Ta...

Tropical Storm Trami could pose threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm Trami (潭美) within 24 hours could pose a threat to Taiwan, experts said Friday. The depression was located near Guam...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A resident stands beside tin-roof houses swept away by ferocious winds of Typhoon Mangkhut, which set off deadly landslides and flooding in the northern Philippines before pounding Hong Kong and south...

Hiker who led rescuers on wild goose chase in Taiwan mountains to face NT$2 million in fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker who "escaped" from rescuers in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan, only to call them again to airlift him out during Typhoon Mangkhut, is now facing over NT...

Rains set off landslide burying several in mid-Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police official says at least three people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines. Po...

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind the...

Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...