Afghan official: 11 die in road accident in eastern province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Eleven people died when a truck crashed into a minivan on a highway in eastern Afghanistan, a police official said Friday. Laghman police chief Salim Almas ...

Taiwanese pedestrians should walk toward traffic: professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Research by a Taiwanese professor is reinforcing the government's policy of encouraging pedestrians to face traffic while walking down the street. According to rese...

Afghan official: 16 die as minivan plunges into ravine

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says that 16 people died when a minivan skidded off an icy road and plunged into a ravine in snowy weather in northern Baghlan province. Saf...

In tight market, Census plans to hike pay in some places

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a tight labor market, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday they plan to raise wages for census workers in some areas and make it easier for applicants to get fing...

Taipei police send out safety warning to drivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Police Department (TCPD) on Friday (Nov. 1) released a video shot by its traffic division urging drivers to focus on the road to prevent accidents. TCPD...

Taiwan food delivery drivers make NT$42,000 per month, well above average wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Food delivery drivers in Taiwan make an average of NT$42,000 a month, well above the average monthly salary, according to a study by job search website 104 Job Bank. At...

Over 300 ticketed for ignoring e-bike helmet law in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 people have been ticketed for not wearing helmets while riding e-bikes in New Taipei City since new traffic laws kicked in on Tuesday (Oct. 1). Starting on Oct...

Number of drunk driving fatalities in Taiwan rises sharply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of deaths caused by drunk driving is showing a sharp increase, reaching 80 percent of last year’s total in just six months, the United Evening News report...

Traffic accidents in Taiwan involve 5,000 foreigners per year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An average of 5,000 foreigners become involved in traffic accidents per year, and the trend is rising, reports said Friday (June 28). Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation's second-largest state. Abbott tweeted Saturday that he signed ...

At least 20 killed when fire erupts on bus in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities say at least 20 people were killed when a fire broke out in a bus at an informal stop in a northern district of Peru's capital. Fire department spokesma...

At least 7 killed in China’s latest industrial accident

BEIJING (AP) — At least seven people were killed and five injured Sunday when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in eastern China. T...

At least 7 killed in China's latest industrial accident

BEIJING (AP) — At least seven people were killed and five injured Sunday when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in eastern China. ...

New Taipei City reverses course on new design for house number plates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following widespread complaints about the aesthetic value and legibility of new house number plates, the New Taipei City Government decided Saturday to suspend their introductio...

Greek police use safe driving to stop migrant-smuggling

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have adopted a new tactic for disrupting gangs that smuggle people into the country from across the land border with Turkey, an increasingly popul...