No compensation for Japanese cyclist killed by falling rocks in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan District Court on Wednesday (July 8) rejected a request from relatives to award government compensation for the killing of a Japanese cyclist by falling rocks at...

One Taiwanese student still in hospital after Grand Canyon car accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three of four Taiwanese students injured in a car accident near the Grand Canyon were allowed to leave hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona, and to prepare returning home, but t...

CWB issues extremely torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, forecasting accumulated ra...

Driver dies after rocks hit truck on Central Taiwan mountain road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 25-year-old truck driver died after falling rocks hit his vehicle on a road in Central Taiwan Saturday (July 20). The man, surnamed Lee (李), had gone to work in the T...

Tropical Storm Danas to move further east off Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The threat posed to Taiwan by Tropical Storm Danas was less serious than assumed earlier as the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday (July 17) evening that its route was ...

1 miner killed, 5 injured at Polish copper mines

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's international copper mining company KGHM Polska Miedz says that one miner has been killed and five injured at two separate mines in the country's southwest. ...

Dutch hiker falls down ravine as heavy rain pelts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heavy rain was likely in 19 cities and counties across Taiwan’s main island Saturday (May 18), with reports coming in of landslides in Nantou County and of a young D...

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

Video shows boulder barely miss car during quake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced showing a massive boulder barely missing a motorist driving through Taroko Gorge as the powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:...

17 injured by magnitude 6.1 earthquake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 people have been reported as suffering significant injuries in greater Taipei and Hualien after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien Cou...

2 tourists injured in rockfall after magnitude 6.1 quake strikes E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, two tourists have been reported injured in Taroko Gorge, including a Malaysian man who is currently...

Natural attraction in southern Taiwan’s Tainan available only in dry season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnificent canyon called “Dadigu” (大地谷), or “Hell Valley” (地獄谷), located on the basin of the Nanhua Reservoir (南化水庫), in the mountainous Nanhua ...

Taiwan to see cold weather until Thursday, first tropical storm near Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first day of the new year 2019 also saw its first tropical storm, but Pabuk will head for Thailand, why Taiwan should worry more about cold and humid weather until Thu...

2 Taiwanese injured in Indonesia tsunami

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwanese tourists were injured during the tsunami that hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on the evening of Nov. 22, reported CNA. The pair suffered non-life threa...

China emergency crews struggling to rescue 18 trapped miners

BEIJING (AP) — Emergency crews are struggling to rescue 18 coal miners trapped underground in eastern China following a collapse inside the shaft three days earlier. Three miners wer...