Taiwan


Taiwan boy punches Italian masterpiece

2015-08-25 15:58

A 12-year-old boy has punched a hole through a $1.5m centuries-old Italian oil painting after he tripped and fell into the piece.

Typhoon weakens after causing havoc in Taiwan

2015-08-09 09:23

Taiwanese authorities have lifted their typhoon alert, after Typhoon Soudelor left six people dead and four missing.

Taiwan braces as strongest typhoon in 2 years churns towards island

2015-08-07 07:44

Taiwan has cancelled flights and school classes as the strongest typhoon to threaten in two years churned straight for the island and is expected to make landfall.

Taiwan students storm education ministry compound in textbook protest

2015-07-31 11:47

Hundreds of Taiwan students storm the ministry of education compound, after one committed suicide earlier in the week, intensifying anti-China protests over textbooks they say are aimed at promoting Beijing's "one China" policy.

Victims of Taiwan water park fire fight to survive

2015-07-27 19:12

The terror of seeing a crowd of hundreds of partygoers set alight at an amusement park in Taiwan haunts the victims one month later, with many still battling to survive horrific injuries.

4 wounded in Taiwan subway knife attack

2015-07-21 13:22

An unemployed man wielding a kitchen knife has wounded four people in an attack on the subway in Taiwan’s capital, just over a year after a stabbing spree left four dead and more than 20 injured, police say.

TransAsia pilot pulled back wrong throttle - Aviation council

2015-07-02 08:36

The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people, had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council has confirmed.

500+ hurt in Taiwan water park fire

2015-06-28 09:01

The number of people injured in a fire at a Taiwan water amusement park has risen to 516, with more than 180 still in intensive care.

Philippines, Taiwan coast guards engage in standoff

2015-06-03 13:05

Coast guard vessels from the Philippines and Taiwan engaged in a hourslong standoff after the Philippine patrol boat tried to tow away a Taiwanese fishing vessel for alleged poaching.

Family of Indians facing life sentence in Taiwan on drugs charges

2015-05-13 15:43

Taiwanese investigators have cracked a drugs ring seizing three locals and a family of three Indians on charges of smuggling heroin onto the island, an offence punishable by life imprisonment.

 

Twin typhoons threaten western Pacific

2015-08-18 19:35

Two major tropical cyclones could hit East Asian countries in the coming days.

Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan, at least 4 dead

2015-08-08 09:43

Typhoon Soudelor has lashed Taiwan, downing trees, traffic lights and power lines, and leaving at least four dead, four missing and dozens injured.

Taiwan offers students olive branch in curriculum crisis

2015-08-04 16:23

Taiwan's government promised to review its controversial new school curriculum after protests by students who have slammed it as "China-centric".

Taiwan food boss jailed over 'gutter oil' scandal

2015-07-28 10:01

A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a ‘gutter oil’ scandal that gripped the island's food industry and brought down a minister.

Taiwan busts drug smuggling in frozen tuna

2015-07-23 13:29

Taiwan has seized a stash of amphetamines worth more than $11.3m hidden in frozen tuna cargos at Kaohsiung port, the largest smuggling case of the drug bound for Japan, officials say.

Typhoon lashes Japan islands, heading to China

2015-07-10 10:16

Typhoon Chan-hom has lashed Japan's Okinawa island chain as it pushed towards Taiwan and onto China, leaving at least 23 people injured.

Taiwan water park blast 'hell' - witness

2015-06-28 12:00

Witnesses have described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500.

Nearly 200 injured amid fire explosion in Taiwan

2015-06-27 22:54

About 200 people have been injured after a fire suspected to have stemmed from the explosion of an unknown flammable powder occurred in a recreational park in northern Taiwan.

Taiwan restricts Japanese food imports

2015-05-15 20:32

Taiwan has began enforcing stricter rules on inspecting imported Japanese food products potentially originating in radiation-exposed areas, prompting a warning from Tokyo.

Taipei zoo loses long battle to save baby giraffe

2015-05-11 13:26

A baby giraffe which was denied her mother's milk has died of malnutrition in Taipei zoo despite a two-month-long battle to save her.

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