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Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Bejing - Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taipei - Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taipei - Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions.

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Taipei - A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Taipei - A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.

WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure

Geneva - Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.

Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists

Bejing - Slapping import bans on products like mangoes, coal and salmon has long been China's way of punishing countries that refuse to toe its political line.

More trouble ahead for Taiwan's Tsai after rocky year

Taipei - It has been a turbulent first year in power for Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as relations with Beijing have soured and her approval ratings have plummeted.

Taiwan blames China for WHO invite snub

Taipei - Taiwan said Tuesday it had been excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting for the first time in eight years, blaming rival China for the snub as relations worsen.

Taiwan blames China for WHO invite snub

Taipei - Taiwan said Tuesday it had been excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting for the first time in eight years, blaming rival China for the snub as relations worsen.

Taiwan blames China for WHO invite snub

Taipei - Taiwan said Tuesday it had been excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting for the first time in eight years, blaming rival China for the snub as relations worsen.

Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight hit by severe turbulence

Kuala Lumpur - Five passengers were injured after a Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight was hit by "severe turbulence", the budget carrier said Friday.

Rescued Taiwanese hiker marks sombre birthday in Nepal

Kathmandu - A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued on a Nepal mountainside seven weeks after going missing marked his 21st birthday in a Kathmandu hospital Friday, recovering from an ordeal that left his girlfriend dead.

Rescued Taiwanese hiker marks sombre birthday in Nepal

Kathmandu - A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued on a Nepal mountainside seven weeks after going missing marked his 21st birthday in a Kathmandu hospital Friday, recovering from an ordeal that left his girlfriend dead.

Rescued Taiwanese hiker marks sombre birthday in Nepal

Kathmandu - A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued on a Nepal mountainside seven weeks after going missing marked his 21st birthday in a Kathmandu hospital Friday, recovering from an ordeal that left his girlfriend dead.

Beijing gloats over Trump Taiwan snub

Bejing - China on Friday praised US president Donald Trump's snub of Taiwan, noting that observers had called his decision not to take a second call from the island's president a "slap in the face".

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy

Kathmandu - A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out.

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy

Kathmandu - A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out.

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy

Kathmandu - A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out.

Missing trekkers found in Nepal after 7 weeks, 1 dead

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Wednesday found two Taiwanese trekkers who went missing in a remote mountainous part of Nepal seven weeks ago, but only one survived the ordeal.

Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

Taipei - Taiwan has banned the eating of dogs and cats, lawmakers said Wednesday, as pressure grows to improve animal welfare after a spate of cruelty cases that stirred public outrage.

Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

Taipei - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom.

Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

Taipei - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom.

Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

Taipei - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom.

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife

Taipei - Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan -- impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand.
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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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 woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei, Taiwain on May 1, 2014.
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Strong winds picked vehicles up and tossed them around like they were toys.
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Typhoon Nepartak heading for China after laying down a path of death and destruction across Taiwan.
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Crying hippo dying after falling off truck a second time
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Typhoon Tembin hits southern Taiwan on August 24, 2012
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Streets buckled and cars were overturned by the multiple explosions
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Donald Trump had irked Beijing by suggesting the One China policy could become a bargaining chip in trade with the world's second-largest economy
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The owner of a lost camera that traveled from Maui to Taiwan has now been found.
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 car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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Taiwan has a zero tolerance on glyphosate residues in oat products. Quaker Oats, made in the U.S. failed.
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Strong winds picked vehicles up and tossed them around like they were toys.
Strong winds picked vehicles up and tossed them around like they were toys.
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