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Kinky cuisine gets a lesson in table manners

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

Taiwan rescuers find black boxes after air crash kills 48

Makung - Rescuers said Thursday they had recovered black boxes from the Taiwanese aircraft which crashed in torrential rain killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade.

At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash: officials

Taipei - At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing.

Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan, nine injured

Taipei - Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours Wednesday, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taipei - Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.

Undergraduate loses eyes after leaving contacts in for six months

An Acanthamoeba had the perfect conditions in which to grow since Lian Kao, 23, had left her contacts in for six months straight. Her eyes were eaten away due to this.

Video: Napkin Table, for diners who want to be extra close

Ever wanted to have a table attached to you and your partner while you eat? If so then Taiwan has a product for you with the Napkin Table.

Communist ban on nudism doesn't stop people being naked in China

Public nudism is verboten in China, or make that: ' 被禁止 ' (thank-you, Google translate) but that isn't stopping some beach-goers at Dadonghai beach in Sanya, a city in the south of the country. Over this past holiday weekend dozens were naked there

Thousands rally in Taipei to counter anti-government protests

Taipei - Thousands of Taiwanese calling for peace and the rule of law rallied in Taipei Sunday to counter a recent series of demonstrations that turned violent and led to clashes with police.

OnePlus 'perfect' smartphone pricing announced

The team creating the OnePlus "perfect" smartphone has ended the speculation on how much the device will cost by releasing base prices for the unit in key territories at launch.

Taiwan's HTC posts $60 mn losses as sales hit 5-year low

Taipei - Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC posted a net loss of Tw$1.88 billion ($62.3 million) in the first quarter, a figure far worse than the Tw$1.59 billion analysts forecast.Sales in the three months to March fell to a five-year low of Tw$33.
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