Main line of Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway to resume operation on Aug 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office (AFRCHO) said on Saturday (Aug. 17) that the main line of Alishan Forest Railway in southwestern Taiwan will stop opera...

Fire destroys 28 hectares on Taiwan’s Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While torrential rain was causing landslides and floods in southwestern Taiwan, a fire was raging on Green Island in the southeast, destroying 28 hectares of forest land. ...

Offices and schools closed in Tainan due to heavy rain in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Offices and schools in Tainan City are closed on Tuesday (August 13) due to an overnight downpour, announced the city government early Tuesday morning. Tainan Mayor Hua...

25 dead, 55 rescued after boats capsized in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say rescuers have plucked more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce wind and waves off two central province...

Death toll rises to 38 in China landslide, 13 still missing

BEIJING (AP) — Search and rescue workers have found 38 bodies from a landslide that struck a village in China last week, with 13 other people still unaccounted for. State broadcaster...

How the Tour was won: 5 key stages of fabulous drama

PARIS (AP) — Before its damp-squib finish, with two last Alpine stages truncated by landslides and a hailstorm, the 2019 Tour de France thrilled — unusually — almost daily, guaranteeing that the three...

For Alaphilippe, Tour was too long, too high

VAL THORENS, France (AP) — For Julian Alaphilippe, the Tour de France proved to be just 148 kilometers (92 miles) too long. But the French rider who did more than anyone to set the 2...

Final Alpine stage of Tour de France cut by more than half

TIGNES, France (AP) — The final Alpine stage of the Tour de France will be shortened to just 59 kilometers (37 miles) because of adverse weather conditions in the mountain range. Aft...

Pakistan floods, landslide kill 5, including 2 tourists

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say flash floods triggered by heavy rains and a landslide have killed at least five people, including two tourists, in the country's northwest. ...

15 dead as Moroccan landslide buries van, rescue fails

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say that 15 people have been killed in a landslide that buried their van under 20 meters (65 feet) of earth, leaving no survivors. The dead...

Death toll rises to 20 in China landslide; 25 still missing

BEIJING (AP) — The search is continuing for about two dozen missing people as the death toll rose to 20 from a landslide in southwestern China earlier this week. State broadcaster CC...

Landslides in southwest China kill 12; 34 missing

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say at least 12 people have died in two landslides in southwestern China and a rescue operation is underway for 34 missing. State broadcaster CCTV says a l...

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...

Heavy rain alert issued in 10 counties, cities as Danas' 'twin' approaches Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Tropical Storm Danas has danced away from Taiwan, it's "twin," a low-pressure zone that sheared off from it earlier in the week, is headed toward souther...

Taiwan still expects heavy rain after departure of Tropical Storm Danas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though Tropical Storm Danas left Taiwan relatively unscathed and sea alerts were lifted early Thursday (July 18) evening, especially southern parts of the island shou...