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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

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

Taiwanese face lengthy jail time for Australian drugs charges

Sydney - Six Taiwanese men are facing life sentences after being charged with importing Aus$42 million ($39 million) worth of methamphetamine into Australia, authorities said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

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

Hong Kong carriers on alert following attack warning

Hong Kong - Two Hong Kong airlines said Friday that they received a warning from Taiwan about a possible bomb attack targeting a flight to the southern Chinese city.
In the Media by AFP

Guatemala ex-leader gets six years in New York

New York - Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo was sentenced in New York to five years and 10 months in prison Thursday for a $2.5 million bribery scandal.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

China defiant as U.S. warns over sea row with Vietnam

Beijing - An unrepentant China on Friday defended its actions in disputed Asian waters amid warnings of war with Vietnam, as Washington voiced "serious concern" after riots left two Chinese workers dead and more than 100 injured.
In the Media by Carol Huang (AFP)

One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam

Hanoi - A riot at a steel plant in Vietnam has left one Chinese worker dead and over 100 injured, officials said Thursday, as an angry Beijing accused Hanoi of "connivance" in the worst anti-China unrest in decades.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Arrest warrant issued for Salvadoran ex-president

San Salvador - A Salvadoran judge has issued an arrest warrant for former president Francisco Flores, who may have fled the country after being accused of misappropriating millions of dollars donated by Taiwan.
In the Media by AFP

El Salvador says wanted ex-president fled country

San Salvador - El Salvador believes ex-president Francisco Flores fled the country, after being accused of misappropriating $5.3 million donated by Taiwan, authorities said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

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

Taiwan to review minimum wage after thousands rally on Labor Day

Taipei - Dozens of trade union members, labor rights groups and student groups marched in the streets Thursday, protesting against low pay and the use of temporary workers.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

Salvadoran prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president

San Salvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador on Wednesday sought the arrest of former president Francisco Flores for the alleged misappropriation of $5.3 million donated by Taiwan.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage

Tokyo - Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. plans first cabinet visit to Taiwan in 14 years

Washington - The top U.S. environmental official will visit Taiwan in the first trip by a cabinet-level leader from Washington to the Chinese-claimed island in 14 years, officials aid Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

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

GDF Suez reveals deal taking US liquefied gas to Taiwan

Paris - French gas group GDF Suez revealed on Friday a giant deal, the first of its kind, to ship liquefied natural gas from the United States to supply Taiwan.
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

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

Taiwan Semiconductor lifts Q1 guidance on upbeat outlook

Taipei - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's leading contract microchip maker, on Wednesday raised its first-quarter guidance buoyed by robust demand for sophisticated chips used in smartphones and tablets.TSMC said revenue, gross profit margin a...
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan's TSMC making chips for new iPhone

Taipei - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has started producing chips for Apple's next iPhone, a report said Wednesday, as speculation swirls that the US firm could be offloading rival Samsung as a supplier.The world's leading contract microchip maker last...
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan's TSMC making chips for new iPhone

Taipei - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has started producing chips to be used in Apple's next iPhone, reports said on Wednesday, as speculation swirls that US firm could be offloading rival Samsung as a supplier.The world's leading contract microchip ma...
In the Media by AFP
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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Typhoon Tembin hits southern Taiwan on August 24  2012
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Typhoon Tembin hits southern Taiwan on August 24, 2012
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The owner of a lost camera that traveled from Maui to Taiwan has now been found.
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A woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei, Taiwain on May 1, 2014.
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Taiwan's workers and Labor Unions protested at Ketagalan Blvd and marched to Ministry of Labor on May 1, 2014 in Taipei.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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