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Taiwan protesters rally to mark 'Sunflower Movement' anniversary

Taipei - Taiwan protesters Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the student-led "Sunflower Movement", which saw the occupation of parliament for more than three weeks over a trade pact with China.

Taiwan court sentences subway killer to death

Taipei - A former college student was sentenced to death in Taiwan Friday for killing four people and wounding more than 20 others in a subway stabbing spree that shocked the island.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Taiwan's opposition leader lodges presidential bid

Taipei - The leader of Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic main opposition party, Tsai Ing-wen, on Sunday lodged her bid to stand in a 2016 presidential vote she is tipped to win after a landslide victory in November.

Six inmates in Taiwan hostage standoff commit suicide

Taipei - Six prisoners at a southern Taiwanese jail committed suicide on Thursday, ending a standoff after taking several staff hostage to complain about their "unfair trials" and demand their release, officials said.

Taiwan pays homage to TransAsia plane crash victims

Taipei - Flags across Taiwan flew at half mast on Tuesday to pay homage to the 40 people killed in a TransAsia plane crash last week, as divers battled cold weather to find the last three people missing.

TransAsia starts pilot retraining after deadly crash

Taipei - TransAsia Airways cancelled dozens of flights on Saturday, the first day of a pilot retraining programme, as rescuers retrieved four more bodies from its second deadly crash in Taiwan in seven months.

TransAsia plane crash probe focuses on engine failure

Taipei - One engine failed on the TransAsia plane that crashed in Taiwan this week with the loss of at least 35 lives, and the pilots may have inexplicably shut down the other, investigators and experts said Friday.

Taiwan 'hero' pilot found clutching joystick of crashed plane

Taipei - The pilot of the crashed TransAsia plane was still clutching the joystick when his body was found in the cockpit, after he battled to avoid populated areas, reports said Friday as the airline faced sanctions over its second fatal accident.

Taiwan pilots save lives before dying in TransAsia plane crash

The two pilots of TransAsia Flight 235 that crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei Wednesday morning are being hailed as heroes. The two managed to steer the plane away from buildings and into the river, where both met their death.

Rescuers scour Taiwan crash site as pilot hailed a hero

Taipei - Taiwan rescuers scoured a river for 12 people still missing from a TransAsia plane crash Thursday, as the pilot, who died in the crash, was hailed a hero for apparently battling to avoid hitting built-up areas.

Facts about TransAsia Airways

Taipei - A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the capital Taipei Wednesday -- the airline's second fatal crash in seven months.

Taiwan passenger plane hits bridge, plunges into river, many dead

A domestic passenger plane in Taiwan clipped a bridged and plunged into river Wednesday morning. The plane had 53 passengers on board and five or more crew members.

11 feared dead, many trapped in wreckage of Taiwan plane

Taipei - Rescuers scrambled to reach around 30 people trapped in the wreckage of a passenger plane which clipped a road bridge and plunged into a river outside Taiwan's capital on Wednesday, leaving at least 11 feared dead.

Six Taiwan firemen killed in bowling alley fire

Taipei - Six young firemen were killed on Tuesday as they battled a blaze engulfing a bowling alley in northern Taiwan, officials said.

Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shui-bian freed from prison on parole

Taipei - Taiwan's ailing ex-president Chen Shui-bian was freed from prison on medical parole Monday after serving six years of a 20-year sentence for graft, as political leaders called for reconciliation on the deeply divided island.

Tiananmen dissident delays bid to run for lawmaker in Taiwan

Taipei - A leading dissident who fled China after pro-democracy protests were crushed in 1989 said Friday he will postpone plans to stand for Taiwan's parliament by a year.

Apple rumored to be reintroducing 4-inch iPhone

Of all the Apple rumors coming out of the Far East recently, the one with the most legitimacy seems to be Apple producing an iPhone with a 4-inch display next year.

China policy in question after Taiwan polls landslide

Taipei - Taiwan's warmer relations with China were called into question Sunday after the island's Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered its worst-ever polls defeat in local elections, sparking the resignation of Premier Jiang Yi-huah.
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