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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.
In the Media by Benjamin Yeh (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Amber Wang (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

Tiananmen Square dissident warns Uighur militancy on the rise

Taipei - Militancy is on the rise in China among Uighurs driven to despair over Beijing's "terrorist colonisation", Wu'er Kaixi, a Uighur exiled after his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has warned.
In the Media by AFP

April Fool panda joke 'went too far', says Taipei mayor

Taipei - An April Fool report claiming that one of Taiwan's beloved pandas had been infected by parasites and could be euthanised went "too far", the upset mayor of Taipei said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Taipei - Tens of thousands of Taiwanese protesters took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday in a bid to pressure embattled President Ma Ying-jeou to retract a controversial trade pact with China.
In the Media by Benjamin Yeh (AFP)

Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Taipei - Tens of thousands of Taiwanese protesters took to the streets in Taipei on Sunday in a bid to pressure embattled President Ma Ying-jeou to retract a controversial trade pact with China.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan's Hon Hai profit up 12.7% in 2013 on iPhone demand

Taipei - Taiwan tech giant Hon Hai Precision, the world's largest contract manufacturer for electronics, saw its net profit rise 12.7 percent on-year in 2013, bolstered by demand for Apple's new products.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan police use water cannon on protesters to retake govt HQ

Taipei - Taiwan riot police used water cannon early Monday during an operation to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting against a controversial China trade pact who had stormed government headquarters.A total of 1,000 police officers were deployed to re...
In the Media by AFP

Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum

Taipei - Protesters barricaded themselves inside Taiwan's parliament for a third straight day on Thursday, threatening "further action" if the government pushes ahead with its plans to ratify a contentious trade pact with China.More than 200 protesters -- mostl...
In the Media by AFP

Two cargo ships collide near Tokyo Bay, one dead, eight missing

Tokyo - Two cargo vessels have collided in waters close to Tokyo Bay and the port of Yokohama in Japan. One person is dead and a further eight are missing, according to Japanese coastguards.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Taiwan protesters occupy parliament over China trade pact

Taipei - Around 200 Taiwanese students and activists were locked in a tense standoff with police Wednesday after they stormed the parliament in a bid to thwart government efforts to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China.Tearing down signboards and cha...
In the Media by AFP
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