Osaka’s Kansai International Airport to return to normal services Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beginning Friday September 21, airline services and ground transportation links at Kansai International Airport near Osaka, Japan, will return to normal for the first time...

Hiker who led rescuers on wild goose chase in Taiwan mountains to face NT$2 million in fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker who "escaped" from rescuers in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan, only to call them again to airlift him out during Typhoon Mangkhut, is now facing over NT...

Japan's rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are concerned about it. So are those running next year's rugby World Cup in Japan, which opens in a year with Japan facing Russia on Sept. 20, 2019, ...

Rains set off landslide burying several in mid-Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police official says at least three people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines. Po...

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind the...

Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Florence?

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as r...

2018 Daniel Pearl World Music Day to be held at Taipei Hakka Cultural Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Originally planned for Saturday, Sept. 15, but delayed by Typhoon Margkhut, Taiwan will be celebrating the annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day this coming Sunday, Sept. 23...

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police officer says he tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached, but they appeared unconcerned and refuse...

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...

Mercury climbs to 37.4 degrees in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Temperatures reached 37.4 degrees Celsius in the Taipei City area of Shipai Tuesday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. After escaping the threat of Typhoon Mangk...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

MIAMI (AP) — Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SWOLLEN RIVERS NEAR RECORD LEVELS AS FLORENCE LOOMS Catas...

Photo of the Day: Mangkhut rips roof off 'mini-home' in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Typhoon Mangkhut hammered homes in Hong Kong yesterday, this interesting photo surfaced of a home with its roof ripped clean off making it look like a miniature home...

The Latest: Mayor says survivors unlikely in buried chapel

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Philippine mayor says it's highly unlikely any of the 40 to 50 people who a...