2nd cold air mass to blast Taiwan Friday, snow possible in mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second cold air mass of the winter is expected to blast into Taiwan on Friday (Dec. 6), possibly bringing snowfall to mountains of 3,000 meters or higher, according to...

Elon Musk in court dances around meaning of ‘pedo guy’ tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk has owned up to insulting a British spelunker in a rash tweet, but wouldn’t concede on the witness stand that he called the man a pedophile. The Tesla CE...

Monsoon floods kill at least 25 in southern India

CHENNAI, India (AP) — The government of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu says at least 25 people have died in recent floods that inundated low-lying areas and hundreds more have been evacuated ...

Taiwan could get snowy this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s high mountain areas, 3,000 meters above sea level, might get the first snow of the year on Thursday (Dec. 5) and Friday. The first continental cold air m...

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong to bring wind, rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (鳳凰, Phoenix) has shifted its course north towards the waters off the coast of eastern Taiwan and is expected to bring rain to the northern and ea...

Mercury to dip down to 16 degrees C in northern Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a northeast monsoon buffets Taiwan, rain is predicted to pelt the northern part of the island while the mercury is expected to drop to as low as 16 degrees Celsius toda...

Video shows pollution from China bearing down on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air quality is expected to deteriorate throughout the day in Taiwan today (Nov. 18) as air pollution drifts south from China. As a northeast wind gradually strengthens,...

Mercury in Taiwan to drop by 8 degrees today, cold temps to last 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The temperature today (Nov. 18) is expected to drop by 8 degrees compared to Sunday (Nov. 17) and is likely to pick up in northern and northeastern Taiwan over the next fe...

Tropical Storm Kalmaegi poised to strike Philippines, bring rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression to the east of the Philippines has strengthened into Tropical Storm Kalmaegi ("Ramon" in the Philippines), is likely to strike the northern...

New Taipei sees temp drop to 14 degrees C on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This morning (Nov. 11), New Taipei City's Tamsui District registered 14.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature recorded in an urban area in Taiwan this fall. The...

Taiwan sees mercury drop to 16 degrees on Lidong, 1st day of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Today (Nov. 8) is Lidong (立冬), the first day of winter on the lunisolar calendar, and the lowest temperature recorded in the nation this morning was 16.4 degrees Celsius, ...

Taiwan Open of Surfing attracts record number of contestants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan Open of Surfing will once again crown the champions of two of the World Surfing League's (WSL) four major events, according to a press release issued ...

Egypt's options dwindle as Nile talks break down

CAIRO (AP) — The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of freshwater...

Indian police say 10 killed when house collapses in north

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police say at least 10 people have been killed after a two-story house collapsed in a village in the country's north. Top state police officer O.P. Singh...

Official says dengue outbreak in Pakistan among worst-ever

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top Pakistani health official says authorities are battling one of the worst-ever dengue fever outbreaks in the country, including the capital Islamabad as hospitals continued to re...