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Taiwan issues heat warning for south as mercury peaks at 36.7 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heat warning for south Taiwan Tuesday (May 4) as temperatures reached 36.7 degrees Celsius in the Tainan district of Yujing. T...

Beijing enveloped in hazardous sandstorm, second time in two weeks

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese capital Beijing woke on Sunday morning shrouded in thick dust carrying extremely high levels of hazardous particles, as a second sandstorm in two weeks hit the city due...

Western Taiwan to see stricter water rationing amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tighter water restrictions are set to be introduced in many areas of western Taiwan today (Feb. 25) amid severe water shortages across the country. Tainan City and Chia...

Southwestern Taiwan to face tougher water rationing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stricter water rationing will be introduced on the Chiayi–Tainan Plain, or Jianan Plain, in the south central region of western Taiwan amid sparse rainfall. The Z...

District in northern Taiwan flashes yellow crowd alert amid COVID fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City called on visitors to stay away from Daxi District’s Old Street, a lake, and a temple in the Longtan District until 6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 12) after crowds...

Northern Taiwan to face cold front Sunday, Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following three days of mild and sunny weather, another cold front is moving into Taiwan from the north on Saturday (Jan, 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau. ...

Eastern Caribbean issues rare alerts for rumbling volcanoes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadi...

Taiwan to issue nationwide landslide alerts in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has put in place a nationwide landslide warning mechanism that will sound the alarm for people in high-risk areas next year as the country steps up disaster control...

Flood alerts issued for 3 major rivers in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain continues to batter China for a second straight month, severe flood alerts have been issued for three major rivers this week: the Yangtze, Yellow, and H...

Heavy rain, flood warnings issued for Wuhan, Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy rain warnings have been issued for Anhui, Wuhan, Shanghai, and many areas along the Yangtze River Basin, further menacing the Three Gorges Dam and threatening the re...

China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this year

BEIJING (AP) — A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. ...

Taipei records 38.9 C, highest ever in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury hit 38.9°C in Taipei Monday afternoon (June 29), the hottest the Taiwanese capital has ever recorded in the month of June, according to the Central Weather...

Bikes vs Virus: Bogota expands paths in novel strategy

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Wash your hands. Try to stay home. But if you have to go out, consider taking a bike. That's the message the mayor of one of Latin America's most populous cit...

Taiwan raises travel alerts for 10 countries in Europe, Middle East

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (March 11) raised the travel advisories for 10 countries in Europe and the Middle East amid the escalating t...

Taiwan raises travel advisory for Japan to yellow, Hokkaido to orange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Feb. 28) raised its travel advisory for Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido to orange and for the rest of the count...