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After Trump row, China urges US to bar Taiwan leader

Bejing - China has urged Washington to block Taiwan's president from passing through the US, after reports said she may stop in New York for talks with Donald Trump's team, following a protocol-smashing phone call between the pair.

Trump talk with Taiwan leader a 'courtesy call': US VP-elect Pence

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a "courtesy call," US Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday.

China protests to US after Trump speaks to Taiwan leader

Bejing - China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

Washington - The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognizes Beijing as the sole government of "One China" after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, in a break with US norms.

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan call

New York - US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.

Tug of war over China's founding father Sun Yat-sen

Zhongshan - China's ruling party is marking the 150th birthday this week of the man who ended millennia of imperial rule by trumpeting republican revolutionary Sun Yat-sen as a proto-Communist and a symbol of unification with Taiwan.

Taiwan hostage freed by Somali pirates ate mice, scorpions

Taipei - Hostages were forced to eat mice, scorpions and centipedes to survive during the nearly five years they were held by Somali pirates, according to a Taiwanese seafarer who arrived home Wednesday.

Thirsty Taiwan makes splash on global whisky scene

- An upstart Taiwanese whisky is outshining veteran brands on the global stage as the island fast earns a reputation as a stamping ground for connoisseurs.

Typhoon Megi kills four, leaves trail of damage in Taiwan

Taipei - The third typhoon to hit Taiwan in two weeks killed four people and injured scores Tuesday, bringing violent winds and heavy rain as schools and offices closed.

Typhoon Meranti lashes China after pounding Taiwan

Bejing - Typhoon Meranti battered southeastern China with heavy winds and torrential rain on Thursday, cutting power, ripping up trees and smashing windows, a day after lashing Taiwan.

Super Typhoon Meranti makes landfall in Fujian Province, China

Typhoon Meranti struck China's southeastern coast on Wednesday EDT, coming ashore near Xiamen in Fujian Province after plowing past the southern edge of Taiwan.

Strongest typhoon in 21 years swipes Taiwan

Taipei - Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill Wednesday as super typhoon Meranti skirted past the island's southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major holiday.

Super Typhoon Meranti — world's largest cyclone since 2013

Equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, Super Typhoon Meranti is expected to hit Taiwan and mainland China on Wednesday. Meranti reached Category 5 status on Monday afternoon local time as it churned through the western Pacific.

Taiwan charges three foreigners over $2.6 mn cyberheist

Taipei - Taiwan has charged three foreigners over a $2.6 million cyberheist that used malware to hack into a major local bank's ATM network, prosecutors said Tuesday, adding that they were seeking 12-year jail terms.

Taiwan protests over slump in China tourist visits

Taipei - Thousands of tourism industry workers took to the streets in Taiwan Monday, demanding the government address a slump in visitors from China as cross-strait ties deteriorate.

'Suicidal' driver caused fatal Taiwan bus inferno

Taipei - The deadly bus crash in Taiwan that killed an entire Chinese tour group was caused by a "suicidal" driver who intentionally set the vehicle on fire, investigators said Saturday.

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon swarms

Taipei - Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures.

Taiwan protests Kenya deportations to China

Taipei - Taiwan on Monday protested Kenya's deportation of five Taiwanese citizens to China after they were acquitted of running a cybercrime cell last week, as relations with Beijing worsen under the island's new president.

Hundreds of Taiwan drivers fined after Pokemon Go launch

Taipei - Nearly 350 drivers in Taiwan were slapped with fines for playing on their phones after Pokemon Go launched on the island, which has already resulted in broken legs and museum bans.

Taiwan apologises to indigenous people for first time

Taipei - Wearing traditional dress from feather headdresses to loincloths, members of Taiwan's indigenous community met President Tsai Ing-wen Monday as she made a landmark apology for centuries of suffering including the loss of ancestral lands.

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk: probe

Taipei - The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists was drunk when the accident happened, investigators said Friday.

Taiwan bus inferno kills 26, mainly China tourists

Taipei - A fire ripped through a bus carrying tourists from China in Taiwan Tuesday, killing all 26 on board in the worst road accident to hit mainland visitors since a holiday boom to the island.

Taiwan arrests three foreigners in $2.5m ATM cyberheist

Taipei - Taiwan has arrested three foreign suspects over a $2.5 million cyberheist which used malware to hack into a major local bank's ATM network and steal bags of cash, police said Monday.

Thieves force Taiwan cash machines to churn out $2 mn

Taipei - Thieves suspected of installing a computer programme that forced cash machines in Taiwan to churn out more than $2 million were being hunted by police on Tuesday, officials said.

Over 15,000 evacuated as super typhoon hits Taiwan

Taipei - Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.

Taiwan cancels flights as super typhoon bears down

Taipei - Taiwan cancelled more than 100 flights and shut schools and offices Thursday as the island braced for a direct hit from Super Typhoon Nepartak, the first major tropical storm of the season.

Six killed, 28 hurt in Taiwan nursing home fire

Taipei - A fire that tore through a nursing home killed six people and injured another 28 in Taiwan on Wednesday.Television footage showed elderly people being evacuated from the facility, some in clothes blackened by smoke.

Taiwan accidentally fires missile towards China, hitting trawler

Taipei - A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile towards China on Friday, hitting a fishing boat and killing one person, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate.

Litany of errors led to Taiwan air crash: Report

Taipei - A catalogue of errors led the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan to shut down the only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," a damning report said Thursday.

China cuts official contact with Taiwan over new president

Bejing - China said Saturday that communications with Taiwan had been suspended after the island's new government failed to acknowledge the concept that there is only "one China".
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Crying hippo dying after falling off truck a second time
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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Strong winds picked vehicles up and tossed them around like they were toys.
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Containers being tossed around like playing cards in Kaohslung, Taiwan.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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The owner of a lost camera that traveled from Maui to Taiwan has now been found.
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Streets buckled and cars were overturned by the multiple explosions
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Exterior view of Rockmill Italian restaurant in Banciao, New Taipei City.
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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 Nepartak heading for China after laying down a path of death and destruction across Taiwan.
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