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Photos of Taiwan air raid drill rehearsing Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A drill simulating a Chinese air raid was carried out in northern Taiwan on Monday (July 25) as part of four days of such exercises to be held across the country. The W...

People help mailman pick up scattered mail on New Taipei street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A heartwarming scene played out on a New Taipei City street on Tuesday (March 22) as many people joined a mailman in picking up mail he inadvertently dropped and scattered...

Good Samaritans return almost all NT$510,000 woman lost on New Taipei street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman was very grateful that most of the NT$510,000 in cash (US$17,850) she inadvertently dropped on a New Taipei street on Tuesday night (March 15) was picked up by pas...

‘Ghost towns’ turned into coveted housing projects in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Housing projects in redevelopment zones dominated the booming property market in northern Taiwan in 2021, according to an analysis by the journal Myhousing. Data sugges...

New Taipei bus rams into sidewalk storefronts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bus lost control in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City, on Friday afternoon (Dec. 3) and slammed into two storefronts. CNA reported that the incident occurred at aro...

Video shows Costco Taiwan Black Friday fight end in KO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Nov. 27) showing a ferocious fight between two Costco shoppers after one cut in line to grab a Black Friday special. From Nov. 22-28, Costco...

Taiwanese woman's death following vaccination turns into murder case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While physicians were still determining whether a 65-year-old woman surnamed Feng (馮) died of vaccine-related complications, a police officer noticed suspicious livor mort...

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan

Update: 2021/10/25, 1:30 a.m. Several people were injured by the magnitude 6.5 quake, including a woman who was struck by falling rocks while hiking with a group of nine in Taroko National Park in...

Man slashes clerk with knife after eating instant noodles in New Taipei Hi-Life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been arrested for stabbing a clerk while trying to rob a New Taipei convenience store after eating instant noodles. Early Friday morning (Aug. 27) a 47-year-o...

Vietnamese mother-daughter pair detained for smuggling African swine fever-infected pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office has detained a Vietnamese mother and daughter following their admission of guilt for smuggling controlled items, CNA reported on...

New Taipei reports zero COVID cases for 1st time in 96 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Friday (Aug. 13) reported zero COVID-19 cases for the first time in 96 days. New Taipei was at the heart of a massive surge in local COVID cases in m...

Taiwanese woman abandons baby in New Taipei trash truck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman was arrested on Thursday (Aug. 12) after confessing that she abandoned her newborn baby, which was found in a garbage truck in New Taipei City earlier that day. ...

6 Taiwanese posthumously test positive for COVID-19 in 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people in Taipei, including two media workers and a taxi driver, have tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously this week, raising concerns of potential community tran...

Taiwan’s ICRT radio station goes remote after rumored COVID case in building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After unconfirmed reports of a suspected COVID-19 case inside its building, International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) introduced measures for remote broadcasting, report...

New Taipei discloses COVID infection hotspots around city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government disclosed several locations on Monday (May 17) where confirmed coronavirus cases had visited and urged anyone experiencing symptoms to get t...