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Six dead as Typhoon Saola lashes Taiwan


Typhoon Saola pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rain that left six people dead and forced nearly the entire island to shut down on Thursday, rescuers and media said.

Nearly 200 internat

North Korea missile carrier likely from China


The enormous, 16-wheel truck that North Korea used to carry a missile during a recent parade likely came from China in a possible violation of UN sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang's missile program

Six dead, two missing as ship sinks off Taiwan

A Taiwanese-registered gravel ship with 15 crew members on board sank off the island on Monday, leaving six people dead and two others missing, officials said.

Taiwan's coast guard rescued seven peop

Taiwan man demands Chinese police return his hand


A Taiwanese man on Thursday demanded Chinese authorities return his left hand, which he said was amputated after a savage robbery and then kept by mainland police as evidence.

Hu Chi-yang, 59, said h

Taiwan fan drops toddler, bungles foul ball catch

A Taiwanese baseball fan got himself in hot water with his wife when he dropped their young daughter into the stadium seats in front of him in a bungled attempt to catch a foul ball during a televised

Six Japanese man complete 'thank you' swim to Taiwan


Six Japanese men completed a treacherous 120-kilometre swim relay to Taiwan on Monday to thank the island for its help after Japan's deadly tsunami.

The six young men took the plunge on Saturday desp

Osama bin Laden a serious student, Taiwan judo coach says


Osama bin Laden stood out not just because of his height but because of his serious, conservative demeanour, according to a Taiwan man who says the al Qaeda leader, killed by U.S. troops on Monday, wa

Taiwan missile drill marred by misses

Taiwan held a major missile drill Tuesday just days after rival China unveiled an aircraft that uses stealth technology, but several misses marred the exercise.

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