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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Taiwan

All time
# purrfect timing
After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs
Eating dogs is believed to boost male potency by some in the country.
# u-turn
Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China
The US President has reaffirmed his country’s ‘One China’ policy.
# disputed territory
Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea
Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.
# luxury apartments
Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
# bull in a china shop
"As ignorant of diplomacy as a child" - China is not one bit impressed with Trump
In stating that America may drop its ‘One China’ policy the US president-elect has earned a stinging rebuke from the Chinese media.
# Taiwan
Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China
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.
# pivot
Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan
One Democratic Senator said, “That’s how wars start”.
# made in taiwan
NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.
# Taiwan
In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak
More than 15,400 people have been evacuated from 14 counties and cities.
# Taiwan
A Taiwanese warship accidentally fired a missile towards China
The navy said the missile went through the trawler, killing the skipper.
# Taiwan
Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob
The case has led to a debate about the death penalty.
# Taiwan
Young girl decapitated in random attack
Police report that the incident appears to be a random attack.
# Taiwan earthquake
Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble
An investigation into the cause of the collapse has been launched.
# Taiwan
10-day-old baby among five killed as powerful earthquake brings down apartment complex
The 6.4-magnitude quake struck Taiwan in the middle of the night.
# glass slipper
This town built a church shaped like a shoe to attract female worshippers
Someone’s been watching too much Sex and the City.
# baby on board
"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific
Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen
# whoops
This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.
# Whoopsie
This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.
# Taiwan
PHOTOS: Mother and daughter swept out to sea by powerful typhoon
Torrential rain and high wind of up to 147 miles per hour battered the island.
# Crash
Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"
“Wow, pulled back wrong throttle.”
# Taiwan
Horrifying footage shows fire ripping through crowd at water park, injuring 500 people
They were attending a ‘colour party’ and were covered in green and yellow powder which caught fire.
# Mystery
Ship with 49 crew disappears in South Atlantic ... and no-one knows what happened
The ship was equipped with a system that automatically emits a ‘mayday’ call when under water – but no such signal was sent.
# Taiwan
Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called 'mayday' just seconds after engine failed
Today it emerged that the left engine was shut down manually by the crew “for unknown reasons”.
# search continues
Twelve people still missing from scene of Taiwan plane crash
The pilot of the aircraft is being hailed as a hero.
# Crash
At least 22 killed as plane crashes into Taiwan river
Amateur video footage showed the plane hit a road bridge as it banked towards the water, leaving a trail of debris.
# You wooden believe it
The €216 million treehouse that Taiwan wants to be its Eiffel Tower
The building of the banyan tree-inspired structure has been faced opposition from Taichung mayor Lin Chia-lung.
# Taiwan
Over 40 feared dead in plane crash near Taiwan airport
TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 reportedly crashed and caught fire during a second landing attempt.
# Taiwan
"Although he is our child...he should be sentenced to death", say parents of Taiwan attack suspect
Student Cheng Chieh, 21, could be executed if convicted of the fatal mass stabbing attack at a subway in Taipei in May.
# Taipei
Four killed, 21 wounded during subway stabbing spree in Taiwan
A 21-year-old student was arrested over the incident.
# zoey and jasper
This baby and his dog are the most fashionable pair on the internet
And the most adorable pair, too.
# spud u like
There's a fast food place in Taiwan called 'Ireland's Potato'
And that’s not all…
# Bird Flu
Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu
The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.
# Duck You Pal
Dutch artist and Taiwanese stall holder fight over a 59-foot rubber duck
The artist who created the iconic 59-foot rubber duck is upset that someone is selling knock-offs.
# out for a duck
Watch the moment a giant rubber duck burst horribly in Taiwan
What a terrible way to go.
# Health
How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?
A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.
# aaaargh
The luckiest scooter rider in the world
Wait for it…
# Asia
Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China
Hong Kong International Airport said 370 arriving and departing flights were cancelled and another 64 delayed.
# down in taiwan...
Giant yellow duck descends on Taiwan
Thousand flocked to catch sight of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s 60 foot tall bath toy yesterday. “It’s not all it’s quacked up to be,” said no-one.
# Lucky Escape
Giant boulder almost crushes car in dashcam video
Heart-stopping footage of a landslide.
# steaming selfies
Now you can drink your selfie on a latte
If that sounds like something that would be remotely appealing to you…