Tropical Storm Tapah poised to form just east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression to the southeast of Taiwan is moving northward, liking bringing rain to northern and northeastern Taiwan and possibly intensifying into a tropical st...

RWC: Japan vs Scotland grudge match highlights Pool A

The biggest game in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup is not the first one, the tournament opener between host Japan and Russia next Friday. Nor the second, between the only Tier One tea...

Taiwan could see soggy weather over Moon Festival as 2 tropical storms loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two tropical storms taking shape in the Western Pacific could put a damper on moon-viewing during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan, while a heavy rain warning has been issued ...

Typhoon blows across Tokyo area, killing 1, halting travel

TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries, while disrupting rush-hour travel and knocking out power. ...

Tropical Storm Peipah could put a damper on moon viewing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Peipah (琵琶) could take shape as soon as Tuesday (Sept. 10), possibly bringing cloudy skies and rain to northern and eastern Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival...

Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country’s coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to Nort...

Update: Typhoon Lingling continues to dump rain on Taiwan today

Update: 09/05 5:30 p.m. The CWB said that Faxai was upgraded to a Tropical Storm today at 4 p.m., making it the 15th tropical storm of the year. Currently more than 3,000 kilometers away from Taiwa...

Typhoon Lingling brings rain to SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lingling (玲玲) starts to lash Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain alert for five counties and cities, while a tropical d...

U.S. research vessel to depart for Palau after 12 days in Taiwan

U.S. naval research vessel Sally Ride will depart for Palau Monday to conduct oceanographic research after a 12-day port call in northern Taiwan for replenishment of supplies and replacement of instru...

Hong Kong police draw guns, arrest 36 in latest protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first...

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, roll out water cannon trucks

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong used tear gas Sunday to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time in the summerlon...

Fans enjoy three-hour music at Chill Out Festival preview in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special preview show of the Chill Out music festival was held in a co-working space in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 25) evening. The music festival, since its inception in ...

Taiwan public urged to prevent dengue in wake of storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of the public are urged to take precautions against the threat of dengue fever in the wake of Typhoon Bailu, which is expected to bring torrential rain to the isla...

Taiwan lifts land, sea warnings for Tropical Storm Bailu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted its land and sea warnings for Tropical Storm Bailu at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively on Sunday (Aug. 25) while cautioning ab...

Tropical Storm Bailu most likely to make landfall in Southeast Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Tropical Storm Bailu was picking up speed and strength, forecasters warned that Southeast Taiwan’s Taitung County was most likely to bear the brunt of the onslaug...