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# taiwan - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestically transmitted coronavirus case
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestically transmitted coronavirus case

Oct 29th 2020, 9:30 AM 38,160 Views 45 Comments

A domestic case was last reported on April 12.

# taiwan - Monday 22 June, 2020

Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
# Ring Of Fire
# Ring Of Fire

Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Jun 22nd 2020, 3:20 PM 9,543 Views 7 Comments

It was known as a ‘ring of fire’ because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun

# taiwan - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan
# Censorship
# Censorship

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Apr 25th 2020, 1:41 PM 21,705 Views 8 Comments

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

# taiwan - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan
# Gigi Wu
# Gigi Wu

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 85,304 Views 52 Comments

Gigi Wu became a social media star for taking selfies on top of mountains dressed in a bikini.

# taiwan - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping
# Speech
# Speech

Taiwan reunification with China 'inevitable' says President Xi Jinping

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:49 AM 16,293 Views 27 Comments

China still sees democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since the end of a civil war on the mainland in 1949.

# taiwan - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan
# Taipei
# Taipei

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan

Oct 23rd 2018, 6:33 AM 9,597 Views 0 Comments

The earthquake struck 104 kilometres off the coast of Hualien city.

# taiwan - Monday 22 October, 2018

Taiwan investigating train crash that killed 18 and injured 187 people
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Taiwan investigating train crash that killed 18 and injured 187 people

Updated Oct 22nd 2018, 8:28 AM 10,759 Views 0 Comments

Among those who died, the youngest was nine years old.

# taiwan - Friday 21 September, 2018

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns arrested in Taiwan
# Cody Wilson
# Cody Wilson

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns arrested in Taiwan

Sep 21st 2018, 6:37 PM 18,841 Views 2 Comments

Austin Police Department announced on Wednesday that the 30-year-old is wanted for sexual assault.

# taiwan - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Taiwan set to simulate surprise Chinese 'invasion'
# Live Fire Drills
# Live Fire Drills

Taiwan set to simulate surprise Chinese 'invasion'

Apr 28th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,519 Views 21 Comments

The live fire drills will take place in June.

# taiwan - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks

Feb 8th 2018, 7:19 AM 7,913 Views 4 Comments

At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.

# taiwan - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake
# Rescue Efforts
# Rescue Efforts

Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake

Feb 7th 2018, 7:46 AM 20,825 Views 8 Comments

Tower blocks have partially collapsed and it is unclear how many people remain in these buildings.

# taiwan - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake
# Trapped
# Trapped

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake

Feb 6th 2018, 5:36 PM 13,597 Views 4 Comments

Local media are reporting that a number of people are trapped inside.

# taiwan - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,421 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# taiwan - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs
# Purrfect Timing
# Purrfect Timing

After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs

Apr 12th 2017, 4:19 PM 9,123 Views 32 Comments

Eating dogs is believed to boost male potency by some in the country.

# taiwan - Friday 10 February, 2017

Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China
# U-turn
# U-turn

Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China

Feb 10th 2017, 5:48 PM 38,527 Views 62 Comments

The US President has reaffirmed his country’s ‘One China’ policy.

# taiwan - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea
# Disputed Territory
# Disputed Territory

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea

Jan 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,062 Views 50 Comments

Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.

# taiwan - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
# Luxury Apartments
# Luxury Apartments

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower

Jan 15th 2017, 5:30 PM 20,912 Views 21 Comments

Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

# taiwan - Monday 12 December, 2016

"As ignorant of diplomacy as a child" - China is not one bit impressed with Trump
# Bull In A China Shop
# Bull In A China Shop

"As ignorant of diplomacy as a child" - China is not one bit impressed with Trump

Dec 12th 2016, 7:16 AM 20,637 Views 54 Comments

In stating that America may drop its ‘One China’ policy the US president-elect has earned a stinging rebuke from the Chinese media.

# taiwan - Monday 5 December, 2016

Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China

Dec 5th 2016, 11:45 AM 28,353 Views 126 Comments

China woke up this morning to sharp criticism, days after Beijing accused the Taiwanese president of playing a “small trick” on the US president-elect.

# taiwan - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan
# Pivot
# Pivot

Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:47 AM 23,218 Views 62 Comments

One Democratic Senator said, “That’s how wars start”.

# taiwan - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
# Made In Taiwan
# Made In Taiwan

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei

Jul 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 13,696 Views 29 Comments

The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.

# taiwan - Friday 8 July, 2016

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak

Jul 8th 2016, 9:28 PM 15,171 Views 5 Comments

More than 15,400 people have been evacuated from 14 counties and cities.

# taiwan - Friday 1 July, 2016

A Taiwanese warship accidentally fired a missile towards China
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

A Taiwanese warship accidentally fired a missile towards China

Jul 1st 2016, 6:30 PM 18,834 Views 68 Comments

The navy said the missile went through the trawler, killing the skipper.

# taiwan - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob

Mar 29th 2016, 5:04 PM 26,540 Views 15 Comments

The case has led to a debate about the death penalty.

# taiwan - Monday 28 March, 2016

Young girl decapitated in random attack
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Young girl decapitated in random attack

Mar 28th 2016, 6:19 PM 40,674 Views 39 Comments

Police report that the incident appears to be a random attack.

# taiwan - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble
# Taiwan Earthquake
# Taiwan Earthquake

Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble

Feb 7th 2016, 10:56 AM 7,645 Views 3 Comments

An investigation into the cause of the collapse has been launched.

# taiwan - Saturday 6 February, 2016

10-day-old baby among five killed as powerful earthquake brings down apartment complex
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

10-day-old baby among five killed as powerful earthquake brings down apartment complex

Feb 6th 2016, 7:12 AM 7,082 Views 1 Comment

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck Taiwan in the middle of the night.

# taiwan - Thursday 14 January, 2016

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers
# Glass Slipper
From The Daily Edge
# Glass Slipper

This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers

Jan 14th 2016, 8:51 AM 3,597 Views 1 Comment

Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.

# taiwan - Friday 16 October, 2015

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific

Oct 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 21,818 Views 15 Comments

Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen

# taiwan - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
# Whoops
# Whoops

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting

Aug 25th 2015, 10:56 AM 30,291 Views 30 Comments

Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
# Whoopsie
From The Daily Edge
# Whoopsie

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting

Aug 25th 2015, 10:38 AM 4,546 Views 2 Comments

Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.

# taiwan - Saturday 8 August, 2015

PHOTOS: Mother and daughter swept out to sea by powerful typhoon
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

PHOTOS: Mother and daughter swept out to sea by powerful typhoon

Aug 8th 2015, 2:49 PM 18,191 Views 7 Comments

Torrential rain and high wind of up to 147 miles per hour battered the island.

# taiwan - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"
# Crash
# Crash

Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:06 AM 33,788 Views 28 Comments

“Wow, pulled back wrong throttle.”

# taiwan - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Horrifying footage shows fire ripping through crowd at water park, injuring 500 people
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Horrifying footage shows fire ripping through crowd at water park, injuring 500 people

Jun 28th 2015, 10:27 AM 28,788 Views 14 Comments

They were attending a ‘colour party’ and were covered in green and yellow powder which caught fire.

# taiwan - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Ship with 49 crew disappears in South Atlantic ... and no-one knows what happened
# Mystery
# Mystery

Ship with 49 crew disappears in South Atlantic ... and no-one knows what happened

Mar 8th 2015, 1:14 PM 43,103 Views 33 Comments

The ship was equipped with a system that automatically emits a ‘mayday’ call when under water – but no such signal was sent.

# taiwan - Friday 6 February, 2015

Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called 'mayday' just seconds after engine failed
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called 'mayday' just seconds after engine failed

Feb 6th 2015, 8:14 PM 15,051 Views 29 Comments

Today it emerged that the left engine was shut down manually by the crew “for unknown reasons”.

# taiwan - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Twelve people still missing from scene of Taiwan plane crash
# Search Continues
# Search Continues

Twelve people still missing from scene of Taiwan plane crash

Feb 5th 2015, 6:01 PM 16,017 Views 15 Comments

The pilot of the aircraft is being hailed as a hero.

# taiwan - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

At least 22 killed as plane crashes into Taiwan river
# Crash
# Crash

At least 22 killed as plane crashes into Taiwan river

Feb 4th 2015, 12:01 PM 54,555 Views 75 Comments

Amateur video footage showed the plane hit a road bridge as it banked towards the water, leaving a trail of debris.

# taiwan - Thursday 22 January, 2015

The €216 million treehouse that Taiwan wants to be its Eiffel Tower
# You Wooden Believe It
# You Wooden Believe It

The €216 million treehouse that Taiwan wants to be its Eiffel Tower

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:55 PM 788 Views 0 Comments

The building of the banyan tree-inspired structure has been faced opposition from Taichung mayor Lin Chia-lung.

# taiwan - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Over 40 feared dead in plane crash near Taiwan airport
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Over 40 feared dead in plane crash near Taiwan airport

Jul 23rd 2014, 4:25 PM 17,928 Views 7 Comments

TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 reportedly crashed and caught fire during a second landing attempt.

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