Taiwan


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.

Survivors tell of quake horror in Taiwan

2016-02-06 21:59

Rescuers have searched through the night hoping to free residents trapped in buildings toppled by a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, as survivors recalled being plucked to safety from their ruined homes.

230 rescued, injured as quake rattles Taiwan

2016-02-06 07:18

A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds.

Taiwan gets first female president

2016-01-16 16:13

Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan's main opposition party will become the island's first female president after the ruling Kuomintang conceded defeat in polls.

'Foreign bride' from Cambodia to make history in Taiwan vote

2016-01-08 16:03

A woman that is derided as a "foreign bride" after her cash-strapped Cambodian family married her off through a broker is set to make history at Taiwan's elections next week.

China says Taiwan talks could ‘collapse’ if framework challenged

2015-12-30 07:27

China says ties with Taiwan could "collapse" if the island refuses to recognise the framework that underpinned negotiations between the two rivals for over two decades.

 

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.

Rescuers searching for 100 missing after quake

2016-02-06 17:15

Rescuers are searching for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn.

China warning after Taiwan opposition landslide

2016-01-17 22:55

China has stressed its "rock-firm" commitment to its territorial integrity after Taiwan's pro-independence opposition party won a decisive election victory.

Sole search: Taiwan's giant 'shoe church' gains foothold

2016-01-14 17:54

A giant blue stiletto heel dubbed Taiwan's "shoe church" is bringing a touch of oversized glamour to the island's southern coast.

Taiwan arrests 45 in election gambling ring

2016-01-04 15:54

Taiwan police have arrested 45 people involved in a betting ring which includes wagers on the upcoming elections.

Taiwan celeb bird rescued after train adventure

2015-12-18 21:26

A rare crane that became a celebrity in Taiwan after getting lost on its journey from Siberia last year, has had to be rescued after a new misguided foray to a subway station.

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