Earthquake destroys urns in E. Taiwan cemetery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that shook eastern Taiwan on Sunday failed to harm the living, but the same cannot be said for the deceased. The tremor dislodged a number of...

Columbarium in S. Taiwan mistaken as library due to its elegant design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A bright and modern public building with a pyramid-shaped outer structure in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung struck members of the public as interesting – but ...

AP Exchange: Final farewell for Nevada World War II veteran

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — Life aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific provided its own grueling battle of survival, especially during the last two years of World War II when Japanese pilots and so...

Township in E. Taiwan offers half-price columbarium spaces to reward volunteers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A township in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung is offering a bizarre and ghastly way to reward its citizens who volunteer their time and services in the township: ...

Taiwan’s Keelung police successfully bring an unidentified body home after nine years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Keelung police officer successfully helped an unclaimed male body that remained unidentified for the past nine years to reunite with his family after sifting through more ...

Arlington Cemetery opens new section with Civil War burials

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery returned to its roots as a resting place for the Civil War dead with a burial Thursday of two unknown Union soldiers. The burials ma...

Too expensive to die in Hong Kong

Despite having an area of just 1,100 square kilometers, Hong Kong is home to 7.3 million people. This makes the Asian financial hub one of the world's most densely populated and expensive cities t...

Village chief becomes Taiwan’s first public official to be unseated by new recall measure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A village chief in southern Taiwan on Saturday became the first elected public official to be unseated under a new amendment to the Public Officials Election and Recall Act ...

Over 90 percent of Taiwan's dead in 2015 cremated

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Taiwan saw about 157,000 bodies cremated in 2015, more than 90 percent of the total deaths that year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior on Saturd...

Columbarium operator offers new platform for the living

Kaohsiung, April 4 (CNA) A columbarium operator in Kaohsiung has officially launched a new social media platform catering to visitors of the facility during the Tomb Sweeping holiday, when people pay ...

DPP accuses Chu’s wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party on Friday accused the wife of Kuomintang presidential candidate Eric Liluan Chu of irregularities in what looked like the latest episode in a wa...