Second wave of mangosteens to hit 10 stores in Taiwan Wed.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The second shipment of mangosteens (山竹) are hitting store shelves at 10 Carrefour branches across Taiwan on Wednesday (Sept. 11), 16 years after Taiwan banned imports of the ex...

Taiwanese swarm Carrefour to buy first imported Thai mangosteens in 16 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly 100 customers eagerly lined up at a Carrefour store in Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 8) to be the first to buy mangosteens (山竹) imported from Thailand in 16 years. With the...

Taiwan rejects 1,000 kg of mangosteens from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Inspectors on Friday (September 6) rejected the first batch of 1,000 kilograms of mangosteens to arrive from Thailand in 16 years due to a packaging issue. The load of ...

Taiwan to begin importing mangosteen fruit from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will likely start importing mangosteen fruit from Thailand in late July, as a 16-year ban on the Southeast Asian tropical fruit will be lifted soon, said the countr...

US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread dev...

Typhoon approaches Hong Kong after killing 14 in Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and hea...

Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knockin...

Typhoon Mangkhut strongest threat to Taiwan so far this year: experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Tropical storm Mangkhut (山竹) could turn into the strongest typhoon yet to threaten Taiwan this year, meteorologists warned Saturday. Mangkhut, the Thai name for the mangostee...

Candy sickens 1,080 students in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials say more than 1,000 people, mostly students, have fallen ill in a southern Philippine province after eating fruit-flavored candy sold by vendors during their scho...