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WATCH | Dramatic footage of collapsing bridge in Taiwan, many feared trapped

2019-10-01 12:00

Five people are feared missing after a towering arch bridge in eastern Taiwan collapsed, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats below.

Taiwan and US officials hold rare meeting amid China tension

2019-05-27 22:00

Senior national security officials from the United States and Taiwan have held their first meeting in four decades this month, with the aim of deepening cooperation, the government in Taipei has said.

WATCH: Taiwan votes to legalise same-sex marriage

2019-05-17 12:24

Taiwan’s legislature voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.

'Pregnant' cat burglar smuggled kittens through Taiwan airport - media

2019-02-20 09:00

An alleged cat burglar from Hong Kong reportedly smuggled two stolen Persian kittens through Taiwan's biggest airport by hiding them under her clothes and pretending to be pregnant, local media said.

'Bikini climber' freezes to death after plunging 20m down mountain

2019-01-22 11:34

A Taiwanese woman, known for climbing mountains wearing a bikini, was found frozen to death in a national park.

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' - Xi

2019-01-03 06:11

Taiwan's unification with the mainland is "inevitable", President Xi Jinping, warning against any effort to promote the island's independence and saying China would not renounce the option of military force to bring it into the fold.

Speeding blamed for fatal train crash in Taiwan

2018-11-26 20:23

Taiwan's government said speeding was the main cause of a train derailment that killed 18 people last month in the first official report on the incident.

Taiwan gay pride parade pushes key referendum vote

2018-10-27 13:40

Thousands have gathered for Taipei's Gay Pride parade - the biggest in Asia - ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights on the island.

Taiwanese use new machines to exchange trash for cash

2018-10-02 11:38

Residents of Taiwan's capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called "iTrash booths" to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards.

9 people killed in Taiwan nursing home fire; 16 hurt

2018-08-13 15:01

A fire at a nursing home in Taiwan has left 9 people dead and 16 injured.

 

5.9-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

2019-08-08 18:12

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has rattled Taiwan, the US Geological Survey says, disrupting traffic and causing power outages although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

WATCH: Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages

2019-05-24 21:04

Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago.

Heaven sent: Taiwan honours dead with lavish paper models

2019-04-04 19:39

From a modern summer villa with an outdoor pool to a fully equipped film studio or a casino, paper model makers in Taiwan are ensuring the dead enjoy an eternity of luxury.

WATCH: Taiwan sky shines bright as lantern festival kicks off

2019-02-18 13:23

Visitors flock to Pingxi Village in northern Taiwan for the island's annual lantern festival.

Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence

2019-01-22 06:13

Chinese nationalists accuse McDonald's ad in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island

WATCH: Everyone's a winner: Taiwan's claw crane craze

2018-12-12 20:54

As Taiwan's economy stagnates, claw crane arcades where customers lower a grabber to try to pick up a prize from a glass box are booming as affordable entertainment, while operators see them as a way to make a fast buck.

Driver of fatal Taiwan train crash apologises to relatives

2018-10-31 21:29

The driver of a train that derailed and killed 18 people this month apologised to victims' families at an emotional memorial service in southern Taiwan after being accused of "professional negligence" by a court.

Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan

2018-10-22 11:10

Rescuers are searching the wreckage after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180.

Six dead, thousands evacuated in Taiwan floods

2018-08-25 10:28

Six people have been killed by floodwaters in Taiwan, officials say, after days of heavy rain forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

A tale of two Chinas: The story of SA's switch from Taipei to Beijing

2018-07-24 18:00

It took Mandela 30 months to announce SA's change in support from Taipei to Beijing. Internal pressure from the ANC as well as external pressure from China influenced his choice, writes Christopher Wiliams.

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