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Taiwan party organiser jailed for fireball that killed 15

Taipei - The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark, leaving 15 dead and hundreds injured, was jailed for almost five years Tuesday as the court cited the "excruciating pain" of the bereaved.

Bravery, loss and hope: Life after Taiwan waterpark tragedy

Taipei - Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights -- all in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs.

Taiwan protests after officials 'barred by China' at OECD meet

Taipei - Taiwan said Tuesday it would protest to Beijing and Belgium after its delegation was barred at a global industry conference in Brussels due to complaints from China.

Rare crane a boost to Taiwan's troubled wetlands

Taipei - It has a Facebook page, two books and its own brand of rice. A Siberian crane that landed in Taiwan after getting lost on migration over a year ago even made international headlines when it was found wandering outside a train station.

Taiwan beheading suspect beaten by angry mob

Taipei - A Taiwanese man suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl was beaten by an angry mob, as the case sparked fresh debate Tuesday about the death penalty for child-killers.

Taiwan's KMT picks China-friendly leader after election loss

Taipei - Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang party picked a China-friendly leader on Saturday as it struggles to regain public support after a crushing defeat in national elections.

Tiananmen dissident warns of Trump danger

Taipei - A former leader of the Tiananmen Square protests in China has lashed out at US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whom he dubbed a "privileged comeback king", and warned America is at risk of abandoning its cherished freedoms.

U.S. expected to raise South China Sea issues in talks with China

Beijing - U.S. diplomats are expected to voice concerns about a suspected military expansion in the South China Sea at high-level talks this week in Washington, D.C.

Taiwan vows new safety laws after quake disaster

Taipei - Taiwan's premier pledged Friday to change safety laws after more than 100 people were killed when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex thought to have been weakened by shoddy construction.

Tragic tales of loss in Taiwan as search for quake survivors ends

Taipei - As rescuers in Taiwan said they had retrieved all the missing from the ruins of a building felled by an earthquake, a tragic picture emerged of the cross-section of society killed in the disaster.

More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

Taipei - Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, authorities said on Saturday.

Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer

- Almost a million dollars in assets belonging to the developer and three associates of a building in Taiwan felled by an earthquake will be seized, a court ruled Friday, with more than 90 residents confirmed dead in the disaster.

Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster

Taipei - As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy construction of the building and the island's questionable safety record.

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.
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