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Taiwan developer grilled over collapse of quake building

Tainan - Taiwan prosecutors Wednesday questioned the developer of an apartment complex that collapsed during an earthquake as prosecutors detailed flaws in the construction of the building where nearly 100 people remain trapped.

Taiwan developer quizzed over quake collapse as 100 still buried

Tainan - The developer of a 16-storey Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a quake was taken in for questioning on Tuesday as rescuers deployed heavy machinery to find 100 people still feared trapped in the rubble.

Taiwan quake survivor tells of moment she lost husband, baby

Tainan - Nurse Liu Yi-chen was breast-feeding her 10-day old baby when her family's home in Taiwan was turned upside-down by a devastating earthquake that robbed her of her infant and husband.

Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

Tainan - An eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan Monday, more than 60 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake.

Survivors pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

Tainan - A girl aged eight and three others were rescued Monday from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower complex, more than two days after it was felled by an earthquake, but over 100 others remain trapped in the ruins.

Rescuers race to save buried Taiwan quake victims

Tainan - Rescuers raced Sunday to free around 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 34 confirmed dead, as an investigation began into the collapse.

Two dead as earthquake fells 17-story Taiwan apartment tower

Tainan - A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, local time, near the city of Tainan, toppling a 17-story apartment tower and trapping nearly 100 people inside. At this time, there are two known deaths.

Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings

Tainan - Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers sought survivors, with more than 150 missing in the quake zone.

Pilots blamed for 2014 TransAsia crash on Taiwan island

Taipei - Two TransAsia Airways pilots caused a 2014 plane crash that left 48 people dead by flying too low as they attempted to land on an island during a typhoon, Taiwan's aviation authorities said Friday.

Taiwan military drills in face of China tension

Kaohsiung - Taiwan carried out military drills Wednesday with naval chiefs assuring residents the island is safe, as concerns grow that tensions will escalate with China after recent presidential elections.

Taiwan president Ma to visit disputed island for first time

Taipei - Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou will visit a disputed island in the South China Sea on Thursday, his first trip to the self-claimed territory amid rising tensions in the region.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella' leaders seek closer ties with Taiwan

Taipei - Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement said Sunday they would seek closer ties with Taiwan after the island elected a new president who pledged to stand up to China.

Taiwan 'Sunflower' activists turn lawmakers in vote victory

Taipei - Beijing not only has to contend with a new president in Taiwan who is wary of relations with China, but also a fresh batch of activists-turned-lawmakers from the island's boisterous Sunflower Movement.

As Tsai pledges stronger Taiwan, Beijing watches and waits

Taipei - As new president Tsai Ing-wen pledges a stronger Taiwan that is proud of its identity, tensions with China are already simmering as Beijing watches and waits.

Taiwan K-pop star flag row escalates after apology

Taipei - A row over a teenage Taiwanese K-pop star forced to apologise for waving the island's flag was rapidly turning into an international incident Saturday, stealing the spotlight from Taiwan's presidential elections.

Taiwan goes to polls in historic presidential vote

Taipei - Taiwan went to the polls Saturday and is expected to elect its first female president in a historic vote likely to end eight years of closer China ties.

Taiwan presidential candidates ramp up rallies on eve of vote

Taipei - Tens of thousands rallied in Taiwan Friday night as presidential candidates made their last bid for votes in an election likely to usher in its first female leader at this weekend's polls.

Taiwan votes for president in battle for identity

Taipei - Taiwan is expected to turn its back on closer ties with China when it votes for a new president on Saturday, in an election symbolising the island's battle for identity.

Taiwan-China ties at crossroads as vote looms

Taipei - Taiwan's fraught relationship with China will be centre stage this weekend as frustrated voters head to the polls to elect a new Beijing-sceptic leader.

Taiwanese voters bank on new leader to spur economy

Taipei - Taiwan's voters, angry at low salaries and unaffordable housing, are set to elect a new president -- but the island's flagging fortunes and a slowdown in China mean the winner will have a mountain to climb.
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