Taiwan


Thousands join anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan

2015-03-14 20:05

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in anti-nuclear protests in Taiwan to urge the government to phase out nuclear power.

Taiwan ship missing in South Atlantic

2015-03-08 10:23

A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call.

Taiwan master of Great Barrier Reef ship charged

2015-02-16 12:04

The master of a Taiwanese ship has been charged with failing to take on a pilot to navigate Australia's Great Barrier Reef, police say.

More bodies from plane crash found in Taipei river

2015-02-11 20:53

Search teams have found two bodies of victims of last week's TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan's capital, bringing the confirmed death toll to 42.

TransAsia offers $470k compensation to families

2015-02-11 15:21

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways has announced that it would pay nearly half a million dollars in compensation to relatives of each of the victims of a dramatic plane crash.

TransAsia plane engines off

2015-02-06 20:09

Both engines on the TransAsia plane lost power before the deadly crash.

TransAsia ‘hero’ pilot found clutching joystick

2015-02-06 10:30

The pilot of the crashed TransAsia plane was still clutching the joystick when his body was found in the cockpit, after he battled to avoid populated areas, reports say.

TransAsia plane pilot 'a hero'

2015-02-05 12:07

Taipei's mayor has hailed the pilot of the crashed TransAsia Airways plane for narrowly avoiding buildings and ditching the stalled aircraft in a river, calling him a "hero".

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In today's headlines: Eskom announces stage 2 load shedding, Pravin Gordhan is set to launch an intervention in Malamulele and the pilot of the crashed Taiwan plane gave a distress call. Watch.

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Pilot, co-pilot’s bodies found in Taipei plane crash

2015-02-05 05:50

The bodies of the pilot and co-pilot have been retrieved from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing at least 31 people.

 

Taiwan fishing boat missing with 49 on board

2015-03-09 05:36

Taiwan has asked for international help to find a fishing boat that went missing in the southern Atlantic two weeks ago with 49 crew.

Taiwan bans Canadian beef imports

2015-02-23 10:30

Taiwan has banned the import of Canadian beef products following the confirmation of a case of mad-cow disease, according to local media.

Prisoners commit suicide in Taiwan prison siege

2015-02-12 07:57

Six armed inmates who held a warden and guards hostage in a failed bid to escape a prison in southern Taiwan have committed suicide and all the hostages are free, a top justice official says.

Armed inmates take warden, others hostage in Taiwan prison

2015-02-11 20:53

Six inmates took prison staff including the warden hostage, seized guns and ammunition, and demanded safe exit from a prison in southern Taiwan, authorities and local media say.

Taiwan black boxes reveal both engines failed to provide thrust

2015-02-06 14:52

Engines of a TransAsia plane that crashed into a river in Taipei killing 35 people failed to produce enough thrust to the propellers for two minutes after take-off, authorities say.

Taiwan crash survivor: Engine didn’t feel right

2015-02-06 06:41

Taiwan's plane crash survivor Huang Jin-sun suspected trouble from the start of the ill-fated TransAsia Airways flight, claiming the engine ‘did not feel right’.

Taiwan authorities order checks on ATR planes

2015-02-05 10:19

Taiwan's aviation regulator has ordered all operators of ATR planes in the country to conduct ‘special checks’ on their aircraft.

‘Mayday, mayday, engine flameout’ - TransAsia pilot

2015-02-05 07:16

Aviation officials say the pilot in TransAsia Airways Flight 235 said ‘mayday, mayday, engine flameout’ moments before the propjet banked sharply and crashed into a river.

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Amateur footage has emerged of the aftermath of the TransAsia GE235 plane crash in Taipei. The visuals show wing debris on the bridge and the plane's final resting place in the adjacent Keelung river, with emergency services attending to the scene. Watch.

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