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Indian Holi Festival celebrates diversity in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Indian Holi Festival, hosted by Bhartiya Kar-Seva Mandali Taiwan (BKMT) and attended by hundreds, painted Taipei with vibrant colors on Saturday (April 11). Taipei&r...

Death toll in Taiwan train derailment revised down to 49

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien police said on Sunday (April 11) they had overcounted the death toll of the April 2 derailment accident due to complexity and are now revising the number down ...

'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

Taiwan president’s comments on train derailment 'cold, abstract': Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) comments on the April 2 Hualien train derailment which killed 50 people and injured more than 100 were “cold” and “a...

Undocumented migrant worker spotted in truck that caused Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese migrant worker who had been missing for five years was arrested Wednesday (April 7) after surveillance camera footage revealed he was sitting in the crane tru...

Last car from wrecked Taiwan train removed from tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The eighth and final car from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train that suffered a derailment after colliding with a construction vehicle was finally extricated ...

Belize's incoming ambassador to Taiwan presents credentials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belize's incoming Ambassador to Taiwan Candice Pitts presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) Tuesday afternoon (April 6). Upon welcoming Pitts...

Video shows Taiwan train driver had only 7 seconds to stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four days after the deadly Hualien train derailment, a video was released showing that the locomotive's driver had a mere seven seconds to try to halt the train after ...

Taiwan transportation minister eulogizes deceased train conductor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Tuesday (April 6) expressed gratitude to the deceased conductor of the derailed train at his funeral f...

Second American teacher killed in Hualien train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have confirmed that a woman is the second U.S. citizen to be killed in the Hualien train derailment. At 9:28 a.m. on Friday (April 2), the Taiwan Railways A...

Japan’s transportation minister offers aid to Taiwan following train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Transportation Minister Akaba Kazuyoshi said Tuesday (April 6) his country was willing to offer Taiwan assistance and advice following the train derailment that k...

Evidence shows ill-fated Taiwanese train pushes front part of service vehicle into tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Evidence obtained by the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) revealed that the Taiwan Railway Taroko Express train derailment accident on April 2, which was caused b...

Taiwanese celebrity donates US$140,000 to train derailment victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese superstar Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) announced Tuesday (April 6) her donation of NT$4 million (US$140,485) to the victims of the train derailment on April 2, which kille...

Singer-actress Barbra Streisand expresses sympathy with Taiwan train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academy Award-winning actress and singer Barbra Streisand tweeted her sympathy with the victims of the April 2 Hualien train derailment Tuesday (April 6). A total of 50...

Donation methods to victims of the eastern Taiwan train derailment announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the aftermath of the deadly Hualien train derailment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted a number of ways members of the public can donate to the victims ...