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Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off Taiwan

2014-12-11 07:50

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck northeast off the island of Taiwan, the US Geological Survey said.

Taiwan offers 'tiny welcome' for Chinese

2014-12-08 10:45

Chinese officials and business leaders visiting Taiwan can expect a lukewarm welcome at best, with the resurgence of the pro-independence opposition.

Taiwan must lift bans, European firms

2014-11-25 16:08

Taiwan should lift the bans on certain products made in China, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan says.

Taiwan man mutilates girlfriend's face in jealous rage

2014-10-30 14:25

Taiwan police have arrested a 79-year-old man after he sliced off his girlfriend's nose, ears and lips and flushed them down the toilet, suspecting that she was cheating on him.

Taiwan playboy gets 80-years for video rapes

2014-09-03 13:08

A well-known Taiwanese playboy has vowed to appeal his conviction after he was sentenced to nearly 80 years in jail for raping and secretly filming more than a dozen women.

Death toll up to 24 in Taiwan gas blasts

2014-08-01 09:59

At least 24 people have been killed and 271 are injured after several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air.

4 Taiwanese arrested in Australia over meth

2014-07-30 12:18

Four Taiwanese men have been arrested and charged over the seizure of crystal methylamphetamine worth $122m in Australia, police say.

Taiwan plane survivor phoned home

2014-07-26 05:00

A Taiwan plane crash survivor crawled out from the wreckage and called her dad to pick her up.

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

2014-07-24 08:21

Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo is the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline says.

Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51

2014-07-23 15:37

A plane has crashed during an emergency landing at Taiwan airport, killing 51 people and injuring 7.

Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan

2014-07-23 07:55

Typhoon Matmo has pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving five people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

Brother convicted in Taiwan 'pickled head' murder

2014-06-30 09:19

A court in southern Taiwan has handed a life sentence to a man who murdered his sister and pickled her head in a gruesome crime that shocked the island.

What luck! Crash rider saved by a pool

2014-06-25 13:40

A video shows a rider being flung through the air after a crash. Incredibly, he's saved by an abandoned paddling-pool...

Taiwan's Quanta to produce Apple's smartwatch

2014-06-20 11:00

Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple's first smartwatch in July, says a source familiar with the matter.

Ford flashes smart Mustang at tech show

2014-06-04 08:33

Ford showed off its new Mustang at Asia's biggest tech fair June 3 2014, billing it as "the smartest Mustang to date". Check out the new Mustang (again) ahead of its SA arrival in 2015.

Parents of Taiwan subway attacker call for his death

2014-05-27 15:07

The tearful parents of the man who killed four people in a stabbing spree in the Taipei subway has apologised to victims' families and asked for him to be executed as soon as possible.

3 killed, 25 wounded in Taiwan subway knife attack

2014-05-21 14:26

A knife-wielding attacker has gone on a stabbing spree aboard a Taipei subway train, killing three people and wounding 25 others, police say.

Taiwan abuse probe after girl, 8, 'starves to death'

2014-05-02 10:30

Taiwanese police are investigating abuse claims after an 8-year-old girl who weighed just 8kg was allegedly starved to death.

Taiwan sets up dolphin sanctuary

2014-04-22 12:29

Taiwan is setting up its first marine wildlife sanctuary, in a bid to protect its dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, just before this year's Earth Day.

BlackBerry release new phones, services

2014-02-25 11:10

BlackBerry is set to release a low-cost phone in Indonesia and plans a broader release of a phone that restores the beloved row of control keys with a track pad.

World's strangest restaurants

2014-02-20 20:45

From drinking out of urinals to inmate waiters, these are simply the strangest restaurants.

World's strangest restaurants

2014-02-17 09:41

From drinking out of urinals to inmate waiters, these are simply the strangest restaurants.

Taiwan's Foxconn to invest $1bn

2014-02-09 10:09

Taiwan technology giant Foxconn group has signed a letter of intent to invest up to $1bn in Indonesia as it seeks to diversify production away from China.

Taiwan seizes seven tons of dolphin meat

2014-01-14 12:32

Taiwanese authorities say they have confiscated 7.65 tons of dolphin meat in one of the largest hauls of its kind.

Taiwanese man survives 60 hours adrift

2014-01-06 17:18

A Taiwanese man has miraculously survived a 60-hour ordeal drifting in rough seas off the island's east coast even though he cannot swim.

 

Taiwanese Protesters: Crawl back to China

2014-12-09 14:18

Dozens of anti-Beijing demonstrators have protested a senior Chinese envoy’s arrival in Taiwan, some of them scuffling with police and demanding the official 'crawl back to China'.

Taiwan man faces fine for false Ebola report

2014-12-07 11:42

A Taiwanese man faces a fine after telling doctors he had travelled to Africa and had symptoms of Ebola, sparking emergency quarantine measures at a hospital.

Taiwan man faces death for 'inhumane' murder

2014-11-20 19:42

A Taiwanese man faces the death penalty after he was indicted, accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and sexually assaulting her corpse in a 'brutal and inhumane' public attack, prosecutors say.

iPhone 6 demand boosts Taiwan's exports

2014-10-20 17:32

Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 have helped Taiwan's export orders jump 12.7% in in September year-on-year, says the government.

Taiwan evacuates residents from gas blast site

2014-08-08 10:37

Authorities in Taiwan's second largest city has sealed off two streets and evacuated residents over a fresh gas leak at the same site of last week's fatal gas explosions.

Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 15, injure 230

2014-07-31 22:23

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 230, officials say.

Taiwan crash: Black boxes being analysed

2014-07-27 11:35

Taiwan`s aviation authorities are analysing onboard flight data and cockpit voice recordings of a passenger aircraft that crashed last week, an official says.

Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated

2014-07-25 10:00

Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.

Plane crash in Taiwan attributed to bad weather

2014-07-23 17:01

A plane landing in stormy weather has crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island, and a transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

China braces for 2nd typhoon, Taiwan drenched

2014-07-23 11:46

China is bracing for the arrival of a second typhoon as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.

Man facing firing squad over subway massacre

2014-07-21 08:46

Taiwanese prosecutors say they are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.

China official met by protests

2014-06-27 10:18

China's top official in charge of relations with self-ruled Taiwan says that he understood and respected the choices of the island's people as he was met by noisy protests.

What luck! Crash rider saved by a pool

2014-06-25 08:04

A video shows a rider being flung through the air after a crash. Incredibly, he's saved by an abandoned paddling-pool...

Beijing ramps up security for Tiananmen anniversary

2014-06-04 15:13

China imposed smothering security in central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a topic that remains a taboo in the communist nation.

Taiwan urges China to face up to Tiananmen

2014-06-03 14:57

Taiwan has urged China to face up to history and protect the rights of dissidents on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Taiwan mourns victims of subway stabbing spree

2014-05-22 17:41

Taiwan mourned the four victims murdered in a stabbing spree aboard a Taipei subway train, the first attack of its kind in the country.

Reports of an early launch for iPhone 6

2014-05-09 11:36

Apple plans to release its new iPhone a month earlier than expected, after sales were hit by new big-screen models from its rivals such as Samsung and HTC, according to a report.

Philippines deports Taiwanese over internet scam

2014-04-24 18:05

The Philippines has deported 44 Taiwanese accused of online and phone scams targeting mainland Chinese, Taiwanese officials say.

Taiwan cops use water cannon to retake govt HQ

2014-03-24 13:35

Taiwan riot police have unleashed water cannon to dislodge hundreds of demonstrators who had stormed government headquarters in violent scenes that dramatically escalated a days-old protest.

Taiwan 'aerotropolis' plan buoyed by Chinese tourists

2014-02-24 09:23

Taiwan's ambitions to become a regional air hub finally look set to take off with approval for a mega 'aerotropolis' to cash in on improving ties with China and the rise of budget airlines in the region.

World's strangest restaurants

2014-02-18 18:00

From drinking out of urinals to inmate waiters, these are simply the strangest restaurants.

China, Taiwan to hold historic talks

2014-02-11 07:55

China and Taiwan are set to hold their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war - a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.

Taiwan jails duo in bizarre bomb scare

2014-01-22 09:48

A Taiwan court has jailed two men for a plot in which they planted suitcases containing petrol and cyanide on a train and in a politician's office hoping to profit from investor panic.

Taiwan ex-colonel gets life for spying for China

2014-01-10 12:36

A former Taiwanese air force officer has been sentenced to life in prison for spying for China, a court says, adding to a string of spying scandals in recent years.

Sailor survives shark attack

2014-01-05 16:14

An Indonesian sailor has been rescued despite suffering a shark attack, but four other crewmen are missing after their boat apparently caught fire, officials say.

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