The captain of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry's Seasmooth, Lai Sai-ming, was found guilty of 39 counts of manslaughter in relation to the 2012 Lamma island ferry disaster.
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted 25km ESE of Taitung City, Taiwan at 20:06: 32 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Hong Kong's flu season death toll reached 164 as of Wednesday as more than 200 cases were listed as serious and the city's health authorities scrambled to supply vaccines and hospital beds.
A top justice official says six armed inmates who held a warden and a head guard hostage at a prison in southern Taiwan have committed suicide after releasing the hostages.
An unknown number of armed inmates in Kaohsiung Prison in southern Taiwan have taken the deputy warden and two others hostage.
A special prayer ceremony was held in memory of those who died in last week's TransAsia Airlines crash in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday afternoon, the seventh day after the crash.
Taiwan's mainland affairs chief Wang Yu-chi announced his resignation on Tuesday, taking responsibility for forcing his former deputy to quit in August last year over allegations that he had leaked official secrets.
Relatives of those who died in last week's plane crash in Taipei, whether from Taiwan or the Chinese mainland, will receive equal compensation.
The airline has begun distributing $38,000 to families of the deceased for funeral costs, and a second meeting will be held on Wednesday to discuss compensation matters further.
Thirty-one tourists from the Chinese mainland who had just completed visits to Taiwan were on board the plane bound for Kinmen when the tragedy happened and at least 26 of them have died.
A public memorial ceremony will be held on Feb 10 in Taipei to mourn victims of the TransAsia Airways plane crash.
Rescuers on Saturday morning recovered three more bodies, raising the death toll from the TransAsia Airways plane crash to 38.