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.

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.


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.

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.

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