Coronavirus wrap: Hard-hit Spain death toll tops 9 000, Iran deaths pass 3 000 and UN calls crisis worst since WWII

2020-04-01 14:07

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll in Spain has surged to over 9 000 after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100 000 mark, the government has said.

Egypt 'likely source' of coronavirus in Taiwan patient: doctors

2020-03-09 08:22

Taiwan's findings contradict officials who say a Taiwanese woman was likely the source of Egyptian infections.

China slams US for congratulating Tsai on Taiwan poll win

2020-01-13 05:50

China has slammed officials from the US and other countries for congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen after she was re-elected with a landslide victory in a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island.

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.


Coronavirus masks | US primaries: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-11 08:51

Taiwan inmates make face masks after virus outbreak | US presidential primaries: polls close in Michigan; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

FEEL GOOD | Young scientist bags international award for 'mind-controlled' prosthetic hand

2020-03-08 07:00

18-year-old Farida Cajee has invented a 'mind-controlled 3D-printed prosthetic hand' made from recycled materials, which aims to be a cheaper prosthetic alternative.

In a blow for Beijing, Taiwan's Tsai gets re-elected in decisive win

2020-01-11 22:15

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen wins a landslide election victory as voters re-elect her, delivering a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

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.

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