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River torrent kills 7 in China amid widespread heavy rains

BEIJING (AP) — Seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern China, authorities said Sunday. ...

Forecast predicts Taipei versions of ‘Manhattanhenge’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has made a forecast for Taipei's version of “Manhattanhenge," predicting when and where sunsets will be spectacu...

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...

Taipei hit by rare hailstorm as mercury drops by 10 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greater Taipei experienced a rare hailstorm Friday (June 24) as the temperature plunged by 10 degrees Celsius. Due to a powerful convective cloud system, Taipei and New...

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...

Strong earthquake shakes remote area in western China

BEIJING (AP) — A strong overnight earthquake shook a sparsely populated area in western China early Saturday and forced the suspension of high-speed rail service because of tunnel damage, author...

Taipei cops stumble upon woman wanted by 5 prosecutors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taipei cops on Sunday (Sept. 19) demanded to see the identification of an “emaciated” woman who was acting “suspiciously,” and she turned out...

Envoy: China not discriminating against foreign journalists

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China continued to welcome foreign journalists and discriminated against none, a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday, contradicting an Australian reporter's opinion that they we...

One in five Chinese Australians report attacks or threats amid pandemic, rising tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - One in five Chinese Australians say they have been physically threatened or attacked in the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions in Australia’s relationship...

Taiwanese frigate undergoes repairs after hitting underwater foreign object in naval port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Navy Command stated Monday (Jan. 18) that the Kang Ting-class frigate Xining had hit a foreign object in the water as it was pulling out of port on Jan. 16,...

Japanese discount chain Don Quijote coming to Taiwan on Jan. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular Japanese discount chain Don Quijote is going to open its first branch in Taiwan on Jan. 19. The chain's first store in Taiwan will travel under the Don Don ...

Chinese official says Australian PM overreacted to tweet

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s senior diplomat in Australia said Prime Minister Scott Morrison overreacted to a social media post about alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, ad...

Australian scholar praises Taiwan president's keynote speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Aug. 27) delivered an online keynote speech at an Australian think tank event, highlighting the mutually beneficial ties between ...

Chinese envoy says Australia betrayed China for US on virus

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday likened Australia’s call for an inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic to the betrayal of Roman dictator Julius Caesar in a Shakespeare...

Bus falls after road collapses in China, 10 dead or missing

BEIJING (AP) — A bus plunged through a collapsed section of road in northwestern China, killing at least six people and leaving four missing, authorities said. Some 1,000 emergency w...