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The 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a Taiwan village with art

Taipei - Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.

Two die, thousands flee as typhoon bears down on Taiwan

Taipei - Typhoon Soudelor will make landfall in Taiwan on Saturday, after an eight-year-old girl and her mother became the first casualties of the impending storm which has forced thousands to evacuate.

Protesters leave as Taiwan readies for year's biggest typhoon

Taipei - Students who have been camping outside Taiwan's education ministry for almost a week to protest curriculum changes said Thursday they were packing up, as the country braced for the biggest typhoon of the year.

Taiwan protesters vow to escalate action over student suicide

Taipei - Protesters who stormed Taiwan's education ministry after a student committed suicide vowed to escalate their action Friday as the government struggled to defuse the crisis sparked by "China-centric" changes to the school curriculum.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Taipei - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early on Friday calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.

Four wounded in Taiwan subway knife attack

Taipei - An unemployed man wielding a kitchen knife wounded four people in an attack on the subway in Taiwan's capital, just over a year after a stabbing spree left four dead and more than 20 injured, police said Tuesday.

Taiwan's KMT picks pro-China Hung for presidential race

Taipei - Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) officially endorsed pro-China candidate Hung Hsiu-chu Sunday to run for president next year, as the deeply divided party faces a battle to regain public support.

The victims fighting to survive after Taiwan water park inferno

Taipei - Almost three weeks after a fireball engulfed hundreds of young partygoers in Taiwan, the death toll continues to rise with agonising slowness as parents keep vigil at their children's bedsides, willing those who survived to stay alive.

Veterans gather as Taiwan marks 70 years since Japan's WWII defeat

Hsinchu - War veterans gathered Saturday for Taiwan's first military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, as the island vies with China over the history of the conflict.

Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: Report

Taipei - The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane's only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday.

Second death after Taiwan water park disaster

Taipei - A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as organisers face charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster

Taipei - A 20-year-old partygoer died Monday after suffering 90 percent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Hundreds injured in Taiwan water park blast 'hell'

Taipei - Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the injured at nearly 500 on Sunday, more than 200 of them seriously hurt.

More than 200 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

Taipei - More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at a water park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said.

Two men try to surf on a whale shark, anger conservationists

A video showing two men attempting to surf on the back of a rare whale shark has sparked the ire of conservationists who say the men should be prosecuted for their actions.

Taiwan enforces stricter controls on Japanese food imports

Taiwan's new import rules covering all Japanese food products possibly originating in radiation-exposed areas has raised the ire of the Japanese government, with Tokyo threatening to get the World Trade Organization involved.

Taiwan ruling party left without a 2016 presidential candidate

Taipei - Taiwan's embattled ruling party was struggling to find a high-profile presidential candidate for key 2016 elections after its chief vowed Saturday to stand by his pledge not to run.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Two children injured when wind blows tree crashing down

Strong winds caused a huge tree to come crashing down and injuring two young children playing in park. Incident caught on video.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.
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