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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.

Taiwan premier resigns over party's landslide poll defeat

Taipei - Taiwan's premier resigned Saturday after his Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered a landslide defeat at the island's biggest ever local elections, as public fears grow over China's increasing influence.

Taiwan chip designer produces low-priced smartphone

Smartphone chips manufactured by Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc. were mostly looked over by the big phone brands throughout the past decade.

Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one

Taipei - Tropical storm Fung-Wong on Sunday pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds, killing one person and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

Hover bikes soon to be a reality

In the future flying machines would replace the automobile our teachers once told us. That prediction has just become a reality. The first hover bike is now making headlines for being the first of many hover machines being produced for the mass market.

Pakistan, China, perform joint military operations near war zone Special

Islamabad - Pakistan security forces and China's Special Forces participated in a joint field training exercises at the headquarters of the special services group, near Cherat.

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taipei - Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday.

Taiwan apologizes for naming dish 'Long Live the Nazis'

A menu change at a restaurant in Taiwan dumps their popular 'Long Live Nazis' dish from list, prompted by a local TV station feature.

Shark finning in Costa Rica decimates world's sharks Special

Puntarenas - In Costa Rica, pirates are alive and well, but instead of searching for gold, they are finding ways around legal loopholes and killing thousands of sharks. They are doing this so that people in China can impress guests with a bowl of shark fin soup.

Taiwan opens investigation into gas explosion disaster

Kaohsiung - Taiwan's president promised on Saturday to launch a swift investigation into the cause of deadly gas explosions that rocked the island's densely populated second city, as residents accused local authorities of failing to avert the tragedy.

Multiple gas explosions hit Taiwan's Kaohsiung city

Kaohsiung - A series of gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s Kaohsiung city killing at least 27 people and injuring more than 250.

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Kaohsiung - A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said Friday.

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Taipei - Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.

Multiple gas explosions in Taiwan; 15 dead over 228 injured

China's Central News is reporting that multiple blasts have torn through the city of Kaohsiung in Southwestern Taiwan, killing 15 people and injuring 228. The gas leaks are thought to have come from the sewer system underneath the streets.

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

Taipei - International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday, as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground.

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Makung - Taiwan's TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the "utmost responsibility" after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.
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