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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".

Taiwan rejects ex-president's Hong Kong trip

Taipei - Taiwan's new government on Sunday refused former president Ma Ying-jeou permission to visit Hong Kong, citing national security considerations, sparking an angry response from his party.

Surging river water kills five hikers in Taiwan

Taipei - Surging waters triggered by torrential rain killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday.

Taiwan's Tsai urges China to heal Tiananmen pain

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen urged China to give its people more rights and "heal past wounds and pain" on the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown Saturday.

Taiwan holds first Tiananmen commemoration in parliament

Taipei - Taiwan held the island's first ever commemoration in parliament Friday of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as lawmakers urged the new government to address human rights issues in its dealing with China.

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Taipei - Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home -- virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives, according to some tech leaders.

Taiwan stages tech show, aims to become ‘Silicon Valley in Asia’

Taipei - Taiwan’s push to turn itself into the ‘Silicon Valley in Asia’ got a big boost with the staging of the region’s largest tech trade exhibition.

China-based cyber spies 'hack Taiwan ruling party'

Taipei - Mainland hackers were likely to be behind an attack on the website of Taiwan's ruling party, a US-based security firm said Thursday, as the island warns of growing cyber threats.

Taiwan angry over 'emotional' female president comments

Taipei - Outraged Taiwanese took to the Internet Thursday to slam sexist comments by a Chinese analyst who said the island's new president practises "emotional" politics because she is a single woman.

Taiwan's cat-loving president to adopt retired guide dogs

Taipei - Taiwan's new president, whose two cats grace many of her Facebook posts, said Thursday she would adopt three retired guide dogs, but dismissed media speculation over a "civil war" among presidential pets.

Taiwan indicts man over child's beheading

Taipei - Taiwanese prosecutors indicted a man Monday for murder over the public decapitation of a four year old girl, saying they would seek the death penalty for the "extremely cold-blooded" attack.

Beijing warns will cut contacts if Taiwan doesn't toe line

Bejing - Beijing warned Taiwan it would cut off critical contacts with the island if its new president Tsai Ing-wen does not state her support for the concept that there is only “one China”, state media reported Saturday.

Taiwan's ex-president Ma faces lawsuits as immunity ends

Taipei - Dozens of lawsuits brought against former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou reopened Saturday as his presidential immunity lapsed after the island swore in its new leader.

Beijing issues warning to Taiwan's new president

Taipei - Beijing warned Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen against seeking independence Friday, cautioning that peace would be "impossible" if she made any moves to formally break away.

China official media blackout on Taiwan inauguration

Bejing - Official mainland Chinese news outlets largely snubbed the inauguration of Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic new president Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, while searches for her name and "Taiwan" were blocked on social media.

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen called for "positive dialogue" with China in her much-anticipated inauguration speech Friday, striking a conciliatory tone in the face of an increasingly hostile Beijing.

Taiwan's Tsai calls for 'positive dialogue' with Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen called for "positive dialogue" with China in her much-anticipated inauguration speech Friday, striking a conciliatory tone in the face of an increasingly hostile Beijing.
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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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Exterior view of Rockmill Italian restaurant in Banciao, New Taipei City.
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Homo Erectus - Penghu jaw would be far larger
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Typhoon Nepartak heading for China after laying down a path of death and destruction across Taiwan.
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Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, one of Computex Taipei 2016's venues.
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A 17-story apartment building collapsed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Tainan, Taiwan on Saturday morning.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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The owner of a lost camera that traveled from Maui to Taiwan has now been found.
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"Crying" hippo struggles to get on its feet
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A blast rips through the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan early on August 1, 2014
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At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. A spokesman for the fire service said it was believed colored powder being sprayed on to a crowd had ignited.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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A woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei, Taiwain on May 1, 2014.
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