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...

1 dead, 8 injured from Typhoon Maria in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One person has reportedly died and eight people have been injured as the result of Typhoon Maria, according to TVBS and the Central Emergency Operation Center. After lashi...

The Philippines plans 'a green, smart city' to remedy Manila's traffic and air pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to get rid of Manila's traffic and choking air pollution the Philippines government is looking to create a green and high tech "smart city" which will se...

Vietnam calls for mass evacuations after Storm Tembin leaves 120 dead in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Government of Vietnam has advised a rapid mass evacuation as Typhoon Tembin is approaching after it wreaked havoc in the southern Philippines, killing more than 120 pe...

Double trouble: Typhoon Tembin poised to hit Philippines as Kai-Tak leaves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Tembin or "Vinta" as it is known the Philippines has picked up its pace as it bears down on the Philippines northern area of Mindanao, according to the Philip...

Taiwan donates $100,00 to Vietnam for victims of Typhoon Damrey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan made a donation of US$100,000 to the Vietnamese government in support of disaster relief after Typhoon Damrey slammed into the central and southern parts of the Sou...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the impact th...

Typhoon Lan to bring back rogue waves to Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Warning announcement came on Saturday from the Central Weather Bureau for residential areas close to the coastal regions to watch out and be prepared for strong winds as Typ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included two typhoons hit Taiwan within one weekend, 500 EVA Air crew members taking leave Monday, 15 iced drinks in Taipei test positive for har...

Agricultural losses from twin typhoons stand at NT$300 million: COA

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Agricultural losses following the two recent weather events on July 29-30 have reached NT$280.5 million (US$9.27 million), according to the Council of Agriculture (COA). Typ...

Premier inspects typhoon damage in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan paid a rare visit to the offshore island of Kinmen Friday to inspect the damage caused by Typhoon Meranti. The storm left a trail of destruction to homes and...