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Suicide rate falling in Taiwan, more attempts reported

TAIPEI (CNA) — While the number of people who committed suicide in Taiwan fell in 2019, the number of suicide attempts rose to over 35,000,...

StarLux to offer first class in new A350 wide-body aircraft

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan based-StarLux Airlines Co. said on Sunday that its new fleet of wide-body A350 aircraft will have first class cabins, even though...

KMT to stick to ‘1992 consensus:’ party chairman

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan's main opposition party, will continue to stick to its long-held stance of upholding the "1992 consensus" as the...

Ten-pin bowling tournament raises funds for Filipinos in distress

TAIPEI (CNA) — A one-day charity ten-pin bowling tournament organized by the Filipino community in northern Taiwan saw over 70 players competing in the event...

Coast guard brings stranded Taiwanese, Japanese from Tuvalu

TAIPEI (CNA) — A Coast Guard Administration (CGA) patrol vessel that returned to Taiwan on Sunday following a month-long patrol mission in the Pacific Ocean,...

Filipina tests positive for COVID-19 after leaving Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — A woman from the Philippines tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving Taiwan recently, but has shown no symptoms of the disease so...

Somaliland representative office in Taiwan set to open in September

TAIPEI (CNA) — Somaliland is set to officially open its representative office in Taiwan in early September with a staff of five, the representative...

Kaohsiung soaked by overnight storms

KAOHSIUNG (CNA) — Overnight storms dropped as much as 200 millimeters of rain on parts of Kaohsiung on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to issue water...

Wanted online gambling boss turns himself in, released on bail

TAIPEI (CNA) — A wanted operator of a multinational online gambling syndicate that allegedly allowed illegal transfers between Taiwan and China turned himself in...

Heavy fines for illegal deductions from migrant workers’ wages: MOL

TAIPEI (CNA) — Any employers who make illegal deductions from the salaries of migrant workers will face a fine of up to NT$300,000 (NT$10,206), the...