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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked northeast Taiwan at 9:48 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 25), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor...

Magnitude 5 earthquake rattles east, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County in Taiwan on Saturday (Feb. 24) at 12:37 p.m., jolting most of central Taiwan, according to the Central Wea...

4 earthquakes strike east of Taiwan peaking at magnitude 5.6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 or higher were recorded overnight in waters to the east of Taiwan with the strongest a magnitude 5.6, according to the Central Weather Ad...

Foster family sought for retired Taipei search and rescue dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Fire Department rescue dog Usa has retired at 8 years old, and is looking for a new home. The fire department announced Usa’s retirement on Tuesday (F...

Will India's megaproject sink Great Nicobar island?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is planning to invest $9 billion (€ 8.38 billion) to transform India's Great Nicobar island into a massive military and trade hub. But the plans ...

Turkey's cheap cosmetic surgery draws medical tourists

"I wanted a nose job since turning 13. I heard Turkish doctors were good at them. A few girlfriends of mine had similar surgeries; they were very satisfied." Benita Paloja, a 28-year-old wo...

Philippines: Earthquake halts landslide rescue efforts

Rescue operations that had been underway following a deadly landslide in the Mindanao region of the Philippines were forced to stop on Saturday after the region was hit by a strong earthquake. Accord...

Sanxiantai Bridge to reopen on Feb 5 in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed for over a year, the Sanxiantai Arch Bridge will be reopened to the public early next month. Due to the impact of a strong earthquake, the footbridge...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

China: Landslide rescue efforts underway in freezing cold

At least 11 people have died in a landslide that struck a remote mountainous area in southwestern China, authorities said on Tuesday. At least two survivors were rescued, authorities added. The lands...

Morocco: Mounting role as EU-migration gatekeeper

Morocco is taking its role as gatekeeper of migration toward Europe increasingly seriously. According to a recent statement by the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, around 87,000 migrants were stopped in 2...

Taiwan hands over 60 million yen to Japan for earthquake victims during ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Secretary-General Fan Chen-kuo (范振國) handed over the 60 million yen (NT$12.95 million) in earthquake relief donated by the Taiwanese gov...

Eastern Taiwan mayor starts quake fundraiser to support Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the earthquake that struck Japan on New Year’s Day, Hualien Mayor Wei Chia-yen (魏嘉彥) initiated a fundraising campaign on Tuesday (Jan. 9) to support Ishika...

Japan earthquake survivors struggle to rebuild lives

On New Year's Day, Shinngi Takesono was in his car, when he felt a magnitude 5.7 foreshock. He stopped to call his wife Hatsue, asking her to turn off a heater at home — a potential fire ris...

Taiwan NGO dispatches medical team to Japan's quake-hit Ishikawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of emergency medical responders representing a Taiwanese NGO arrived in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture to assist with the region’s recovery effort followin...