Taiwan


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.

Taiwan fishing 'out of control': Greenpeace

2016-04-14 19:03

Environment advocacy group Greenpeace says Taiwan's fishing industry is 'out of control', with shark finning still rampant.

Kenya guards teargas Taiwanese deportees

2016-04-12 18:02

A top Taiwanese diplomat says armed Kenyan guards used tear gas to dislodge a group of Taiwanese citizens from a detention centre.

Taiwan child beheading suspect beaten by angry mob

2016-03-29 10:16

A man suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl was beaten by an angry mob as he was detained in Taiwan, with parliament saying it would debate tougher sentences for child-killers following the shocking crime.

Oil spill response in northern Taiwan hampered by bad weather

2016-03-26 21:25

A salvage operation to drain the tank of a grounded cargo vessel leaking oil off the coast of northern Taiwan might be carried out if the weather cooperates, environmental officials say.

113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble

2016-02-13 08:27

Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex

Taiwan building collapse: Company execs held

2016-02-10 17:50

Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens, prosecutors say.

Quake survivor tells of 20-hour struggle to save self, girlfriend

2016-02-09 11:38

A young Taiwanese man and his girlfriend have been rescued after the man propped himself up against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering her.

Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

2016-02-08 13:58

An eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan, more than 60 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake.

Rescuers in Taiwan race to save over 120 buried

2016-02-07 18:05

Rescuers are working as hard as they can to free more than 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex after an earthquake in southern Taiwan.

 

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.

Lawyer: Kenya illegally deported Taiwanese to China

2016-04-14 12:15

A lawyer representing some of the Taiwanese nationals extradited from Kenya to China says the Kenyan government acted illegally and he will be suing the state over the violations.

US Navy officer possibly gave secrets to China

2016-04-11 21:59

A decorated US Navy officer faces espionage and other charges after allegedly passing defence secrets to foreign nations - including possibly Taiwan or China - an official says.

Girl, 3, decapitated in apparently random killing

2016-03-28 17:46

Taiwanese media are reporting that a 3-year-old girl has been decapitated in an apparently random killing outside a subway station in the capital.

Gambia forms ties with China after rejecting Taiwan

2016-03-18 11:51

The African nation of Gambia has established formal diplomatic ties with China, two year's after turning its back on Taiwan.

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59

2016-02-11 12:16

Taiwan's Ministry of Interior says the death toll from a weekend earthquake has risen to 59, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building.

Taiwan developer held over quake building collapse

2016-02-09 21:26

The developer of a Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a strong earthquake, has been arrested as rescuers reported hearing signs of life in the rubble where about 100 people are still trapped.

Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as 'golden window' closes

2016-02-09 06:20

Rescuers have deployed heavy machinery in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment complex felled by an earthquake as the 72-hour "golden window" for finding survivors passed.

Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

2016-02-08 08:36

Two survivors have been rescued from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan felled by an earthquake, after being trapped for more than 50 hours.

Taiwan rescuers dig through quake rubble to reach survivors

2016-02-07 12:16

Rescuers have attempted to reach people trapped within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan, which killed at least 23 others, as families anxiously waited on site.

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