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Taiwan’s Keelung Islet to open to visitors soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Islet, which sits off the north coast, will open to tourists next Monday (March 15), with the number of visitors per day to be capped at 1,200, CNA reported on Sun...

Taiwan donates US$200,000 to the Philippines for typhoon relief

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (MECO) thanked Taiwan on Friday (Nov. 20) for donating US$200,000 to disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, as the country works to rebuild from ...

Filipina in Taiwan raises NT$40,000 in aid for typhoon victims in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An overseas Filipino worker has single-handedly raised NT$40,000 (US$1,400) to support families that have been affected by Typhoon Vamco (known in the Philippines as Typho...

Taiwan president offers aid to Philippines after 3 typhoons ravage country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Nov. 13) offered to provide aid to the Philippines after it was struck by three typhoons within a month, and local Filipi...

Philippines' Duterte to inspect typhoon damage as deaths rise to 16

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make an aerial inspection on Monday of the havoc from the world’s strongest typhoon this year, which has killed 16 people, though off...

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, a top South Korean military official said Wednesday, amid long-stalled nucl...

North Korea's Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent efforts to rebuild thousands of homes and other structures destroyed by a typhoon that slammed the country’s eastern region ...

Seeking unity, NKorea's Kim vows to overcome typhoon damage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and promised to send 12,000 workers from Pyongyang for recover...

North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a western coastal area hit by a typhoon and expressed relief the damage wasn’t worse, state media said Friday. The N...

Typhoon exposes 'tofu-dreg project' in E. China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Typhoon Hagupit hammered eastern China on Tuesday (Aug. 4), photos have surfaced showing an apartment building with parts of its exterior ripped clean off, which res...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to ab...

Torrential rain in eastern Japan causes flooding near Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain from a low-pressure system hovering above Japan's main island has triggered flooding in towns east of Tokyo, prompting fresh concerns in areas still recovering from recent...

Taiwan develops heat-resistant green onions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new green onion variety with heat-resistant properties has been developed in Taiwan, allowing farmers to continue producing them even in the hot summer months. Green onion...

Typhoon Yutu buries 31 in Philippine landslide, now winding its way toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to strengthen into a typhoon again, has killed six people in the Philippines and is now spiraling o...

Photo of the Day: Tough commute in Hong Kong after Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Typhoon Mangkhut hammered Hong Kong on Sunday, photos of the devastation have started to emerge, and in this case, netizens have made light of the daunting task that appe...