Super typhoon Dujuan kills, injures hundreds in Taiwan

2015-09-29 07:28

Super typhoon Dujuan has killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities said Tuesday after it swept across the island before making landfall in eastern China.

'Super typhoon' Dujuan nears Taiwan

2015-09-28 10:41

'Super typhoon' Dujuan is swirling towards Taiwan with thousands of people evacuated from outlying islands as the storm gathered strength on its approach.

Taiwan suffers deadly dengue outbreak

2015-09-24 11:37

Taiwan is suffering its deadliest ever outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever with a record high of 42 deaths, authorities say.

Taiwan says Burkina Faso coup won't affect ties

2015-09-18 11:19

Taiwan's diplomatic ties with Burkina Faso, one of its few remaining allies, should not be affected by a military coup there as its new leader is familiar with the Taiwan issue, the island's foreign ministry says.

Taiwan boy punches Italian masterpiece

2015-08-25 15:58

A 12-year-old boy has punched a hole through a $1.5m centuries-old Italian oil painting after he tripped and fell into the piece.

Typhoon weakens after causing havoc in Taiwan

2015-08-09 09:23

Taiwanese authorities have lifted their typhoon alert, after Typhoon Soudelor left six people dead and four missing.

Taiwan braces as strongest typhoon in 2 years churns towards island

2015-08-07 07:44

Taiwan has cancelled flights and school classes as the strongest typhoon to threaten in two years churned straight for the island and is expected to make landfall.

Taiwan students storm education ministry compound in textbook protest

2015-07-31 11:47

Hundreds of Taiwan students storm the ministry of education compound, after one committed suicide earlier in the week, intensifying anti-China protests over textbooks they say are aimed at promoting Beijing's "one China" policy.

Victims of Taiwan water park fire fight to survive

2015-07-27 19:12

The terror of seeing a crowd of hundreds of partygoers set alight at an amusement park in Taiwan haunts the victims one month later, with many still battling to survive horrific injuries.

4 wounded in Taiwan subway knife attack

2015-07-21 13:22

An unemployed man wielding a kitchen knife has wounded four people in an attack on the subway in Taiwan’s capital, just over a year after a stabbing spree left four dead and more than 20 injured, police say.


Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits Japan, Taiwan

2015-09-28 17:23

A powerful typhoon has hit Taiwan and southwestern Japanese islands, leaving thousands of families without electricity and water.

Thousands evacuated as typhoon nears Taiwan

2015-09-27 15:54

Thousands of tourists have been evacuated from islands off Taiwan Sunday as super typhoon Dujuan gathered strength on its approach to the island.

Taiwan boat caught with huge illegal shark fin haul

2015-09-19 16:52

A Taiwan-flagged boat has been caught with an illegal haul of more than 100 shark fins and is being escorted back to a home port, Taiwanese authorities say.

9 missing in boat collision off Taiwan

2015-09-18 08:27

A Taiwanese fishing boat has capsized off the island's north coast after colliding with a gravel ship, leaving all nine fishermen on board missing, officials say.

Twin typhoons threaten western Pacific

2015-08-18 19:35

Two major tropical cyclones could hit East Asian countries in the coming days.

Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan, at least 4 dead

2015-08-08 09:43

Typhoon Soudelor has lashed Taiwan, downing trees, traffic lights and power lines, and leaving at least four dead, four missing and dozens injured.

Taiwan offers students olive branch in curriculum crisis

2015-08-04 16:23

Taiwan's government promised to review its controversial new school curriculum after protests by students who have slammed it as "China-centric".

Taiwan food boss jailed over 'gutter oil' scandal

2015-07-28 10:01

A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a ‘gutter oil’ scandal that gripped the island's food industry and brought down a minister.

Taiwan busts drug smuggling in frozen tuna

2015-07-23 13:29

Taiwan has seized a stash of amphetamines worth more than $11.3m hidden in frozen tuna cargos at Kaohsiung port, the largest smuggling case of the drug bound for Japan, officials say.

Typhoon lashes Japan islands, heading to China

2015-07-10 10:16

Typhoon Chan-hom has lashed Japan's Okinawa island chain as it pushed towards Taiwan and onto China, leaving at least 23 people injured.

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