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Taiwan lawmakers clash in more parliament chaos

Taipei - Taiwan's parliament descended into chaos for a second consecutive day Friday with lawmakers wielding chairs above their heads and throwing water balloons as they brawled over a controversial infrastructure project.

Pain runs deep for Taiwan artists 30 years after 'White Terror'

Taipei - When saxophonist Chen Shen-ching was jailed during Taiwan's "White Terror" political purges, it was music that helped him hold on to his sanity.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - The Maltese parliament has approved gay marriage, which now is authorised in more than 20 nations worldwide, 15 of which are in Europe.

Taiwan lawmakers go for the jugular in parliament brawl

Taipei - Taiwanese lawmakers tried to choke each other and threw water bombs during a chaotic session at the island's parliament Thursday as the government of President Tsai Ing-wen pressed ahead with controversial reforms.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Germany legalised gay marriage on Friday, which now is authorised in about 20 nations around the world, the majority of which are in Europe.

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu

Taipei - Taiwan said Wednesday that it was willing to offer cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo treatment after prison officials granted him medical parole, in a move likely to rile Beijing.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe.

Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit

Taipei - Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally.

Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit

Taipei - Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally.

Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit

Taipei - Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally.

Could more Central American countries follow Panama in ditching Taiwan?

Montevideo - Panama's diplomatic abandonment of Taiwan to start ties with China could ripple through other countries in Central America and the Caribbean that still support Taipei, experts say, reflecting Beijing's growing economic might.

China lands diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama

Panama - China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-skeptic government.

China lands diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama

Panama - China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-skeptic government.

China lands diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama

Panama - China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-skeptic government.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Bejing - Panama and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Bejing - Panama and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Bejing - Panama and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy.

Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy

Taipei - Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

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.
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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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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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