26 killed as Taiwan tour bus bursts into flames

2016-07-19 14:53

A tour bus carrying visitors from mainland China has burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan's capital, killing 26 people, Taiwanese media said

Tropical storm kills six in China, eight missing

2016-07-11 11:35

A tropical storm in China left six people dead and at least eight more missing, reports say, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.

Taiwan train blast injures 21

2016-07-07 22:13

Taiwan's official news agency says an explosion that engulfed a commuter train car in flames has injured 21 people, some of them seriously

Taiwan accidentally fires missile towards China

2016-07-01 18:54

A Taiwanese warship has mistakenly launched a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile towards China.

Torrential rain, surging river kills hikers in Taiwan

2016-06-07 06:45

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain has killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon.

Taiwan president 'emotional' single woman: China analyst

2016-05-25 20:04

Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen practices 'emotional' and 'extreme' politics because she is a single woman without children says China envoy.

Child beheaded with kitchen knife

2016-05-23 21:52

Taiwanese prosecutors have indicted a man for murder over the public decapitation of a four year old girl, saying they would seek the death penalty.

China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration

2016-05-18 13:56

China is staging war games along its east coast facing Taiwan just days before the island's new independence-leaning president is inaugurated.

Taiwan executes man for 2014 subway stabbing spree

2016-05-11 10:51

Taiwan has executed a man who was convicted of killing four people in a subway stabbing spree two years ago.

Taiwan fishermen protest Japan's seizure of boat

2016-04-27 14:47

Scores of Taiwanese fishermen have protested outside Japan's representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard.


King Mswati gets a new 'toy'

2016-07-18 16:07

King Mswati III has a “new” jet with space for his 13 wives as well as his unknown number of children, their minders, his chefs and all of his bodyguards.

Over 15 000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

2016-07-08 11:09

Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan, forcing more than 15 000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.

Thousands flee as super typhoon barrels toward Taiwan

2016-07-06 17:25

Taiwanese have been told to brace for extreme winds and lashing rains as a super typhoon approaches, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists from offshore islands.

Man kills himself with scissors in court upon drug conviction

2016-06-17 14:55

An American man has killed himself by slashing his neck with a scissor blade inside a courtroom in Taiwan after being given a four-year sentence on drugs charges.

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

2016-05-31 12:43

Taiwan's foreign ministry has confirmed a report that a former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud was killed in a car accident in California.

China says Taiwan's female leader 'extreme' because she's single

2016-05-25 10:58

A member of China's body for relations with Taiwan says the island's new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life.

Taiwan installs first woman president amid tension with China

2016-05-20 08:25

Taiwan has inaugurated Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy.

Shaking felt in Taipei as 5.6-magnitude quake hits

2016-05-12 08:13

Buildings shook violently in Taiwan's capital Taipei as a 5.6-magnitude quake hit off the island's northeast coast.

Religion goes green in Taiwan pollution battle

2016-05-09 19:00

Smoke billows daily from temples across Taiwan as visitors burn incense and paper money to bring luck and prosperity - but that familiar fragrant haze could be a thing of the past as concerns grow over ritual pollutants.

Taiwan party organiser found guilty over fireball that killed 15

2016-04-26 09:13

The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark leaving 15 dead has been found guilty of negligence and jailed for almost five years, as the court paid tribute to the "excruciating pain and torment" of the bereaved.

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