Hundreds of people have died following a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey that has also affected neighboring Syria. The deputy head of Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang, is heading to China this week, where he will meet the new head of Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office. And the mayor of Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung is warning of potential severe water shortages ahead. Also:
- Master Hsing Yun, the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist organization, one of Taiwan's largest charities, has died at the age of 95.
- Taiwan's Lantern Festival returns to the capital Taipei for the first time in over two decades.
- Team Taiwan announces its 30-man roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.