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Last typhoon of the year could form near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression near the Philippines could turn into Tropical Storm Krovanh this weekend and become the 23rd and final typhoon of the year, a weather expert said Sat...

Tropical Storm Atsani could hit Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though the 2020 typhoon season has spared Taiwan so far, Tropical Storm Atsani could change all that next week, weather forecasters cautioned Thursday (Oct. 29). At pre...

Strong typhoon sweeping over Japan's southernmost islands

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon was blowing over Japan's southernmost islands early Tuesday on course for Japan's main southern island and later the Korean Peninsula. Warnings issued...

Tropical Storm Maysak expected to pass east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression over the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines developed into Tropical Storm Maysak, the ninth storm of the typhoon season, today at 2 p.m., the Cent...

Typhoon brings heavy rain, winds to Shanghai, coastal China

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon brought high winds and heavy rains to China's eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early Tuesday. China’s National Meteorological C...

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated before a typhoon brings heavy rains to eastern China late Monday while much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy f...

Residents of small Taiwanese island complain about too many tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While foreign travel in most parts of the world is still impossible due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, residents of Green Island in Taitung County are compl...

Taiwan expects 3 to 5 typhoons but with shorter warning times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau expects the usual three to five typhoons to hit Taiwan this summer, but the warning time will be shorter because they are expected to originate ...

Taiwan Water Corp. foresees no water shortages for 3 months, no tariff increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no water shortages and no tariff increases on water for three months this summer, Taiwan Water Corporation Chairman Hu Nan-tzer (胡南澤) said Tuesday (June 23)....

Tropical Storm Nuri to bring abundant rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Tropical Storm Nuri (鸚鵡) heading toward Hong Kong, its periphery will bring heavy rain to six cities and counties in south Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Sat...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Taipei Zoo, Maokong gondola to suspend services for maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Maokong Gondola and Taipei Zoo will suspend services for maintenance for 19 days in May and 10 days in June, respectively, according to their press releases. Taipei...

Tropical Storm Neoguri forms, could bring rain to Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Neoguri (浣熊) formed early this morning (Oct. 18) and has shifted slightly westward toward Taiwan, but forecasters do not currently expect it to continue on ...

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same warnings as everyone else and stayed indoors as Japan brac...

Tough guys: Rugby players not flustered by massive typhoon

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Rugby players don't scare easily. Not even when there's a super typhoon heading for them. Some of sport's toughest guys are waiting for the arrival of Typhoon Hag...