Taiwan to feel impact of China's pollution this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air pollution drifting down from China is expected to result in unhealthy air quality for western Taiwan well into Friday (Sept. 11), according to WeatherRisk Explore Inc....

Biggest flood in Three Gorges Dam history forces 100,000 in southwest China to flee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The torrential rainfall that has lashed Sichuan Province over the past week has resulted in a flood so massive that 100,000 people have been evacuated, World Heritage Site...

Flood alerts issued for 3 major rivers in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain continues to batter China for a second straight month, severe flood alerts have been issued for three major rivers this week: the Yangtze, Yellow, and H...

Videos show massive flooding in Chongqing, upstream of Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple videos surfaced on Thursday (July 16) showing Chongqing suffering a second bout of massive flooding this summer as the Three Gorges Dam reportedly restricts its o...

Mexico records near-record daily deaths, coronavirus cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recorded 836 more confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 7,051 more coronavirus cases Tuesday, both among the highest figures the country has registered as continued high infecti...

Video shows dike burst on China's largest freshwater lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (July 13) showing a dike along China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, bursting. As the vaunted Three Gorges Dam continues to fail to...

Satellite images show Three Gorges Dam opening all floodgates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Indian Army colonel on Friday (July 10) released satellite images appearing to show the Three Gorges Dam releasing water far earlier than reported and at a much ...

Red alert issued in Wuhan as floodwaters rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday (July 7) released the highest level alert for torrential rain as floodwaters continue to rise in the city. Wuhan, which is where the cor...

Videos show massive flooding in S. China, Three Gorges Dam next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As southern China sees some of its worst flooding in 80 years, videos have surfaced showing extreme quantities of water inundating 10 provinces and cities, threatening the...

Taipei records year's hottest temperature at 37.6 degrees

The mercury hit 37.6 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday afternoon, the highest in Taiwan's capital this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The new high was recorded at 2:2...

Mudslide fears prompt evacuations in S. Taiwan following heavy rain

Over 3,000 people remained under evacuation orders from mountainous areas of Kaohsiung City Saturday amid fears of mudslides, after much of southern Taiwan was hit by downpours from a plum rain front ...

Taiwan raises travel advisory for Japan to yellow, Hokkaido to orange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Feb. 28) raised its travel advisory for Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido to orange and for the rest of the count...

Taiwan raises coronavirus travel advisory for Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 25) raised its travel advisory for Italy to “orange,” dissuading travelers from visiting the country un...

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs...

Cold front coming for N. Taiwan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued cold temperature warnings for five cities and counties, as northern Taiwan is expected to face a strong continental cold front until Monday. A yellow col...