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Taiwan shuts down as Typhoon Megi strikes

Taipei - Taiwan went into shutdown Tuesday as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights disrupted.

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".

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.
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