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# Size Matters
Woman divorces man because of his small penis
For some people size does matter.
# Reaction
'Never say never pays off eventually' - Irvine savours double medal success
The cyclist also discussed yesterday’s news that the Giro d’Italia was coming to Ireland.
# Drive
VIDEO: Why you shouldn't drive up somebody's a***
Because they might do this.
# Taiwan
Taiwan confiscates 435 dog penises at illegal abattoir
Officials discovered a number of collars, indicating some of the dead animals could have previously been pets.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Human Rights
Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun
Taiwanese man wrongfully on death row is one of 12 the human rights abuse cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.
# Prodigy
Chinese wonder-kid, 14, wins Masters berth
Guan Tianlang held on for a one-stroke win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship today.
# oh...
VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all
It’s a slightly surreal take on what’s happening across Spain.
# Asia
Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands
Ten Japanese people – including five councillors – landed on the main island of an archipelago also claimed by China and Taiwan.
# Taiwan
Taiwan holds first same-sex Buddhist wedding
You Ya-ting and Huang Mei-yu married in a historic ceremony at a monastery in Taoyuan on Saturday.
# Hello Kitty
In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?
Or is it all a bit too much?
# What the...
Taiwanese animators let you watch Dick Cheney's heart transplant
…except the Taiwanese version also involves a Frankenstein’s Monster, a zombie rabbit, and Darth Vader. Riiiight.
# Super Lintendo
Linsanity: How a Knicks benchwarmer became a star in a New York minute
The former Harvard student has scored more points in his first four NBA games than Michael Jordan and Shaq.
# Macabre
Dead gamer in internet cafe ignored for hours by other customers
Chen Jung-yu died during a 23-hour gaming session at a cafe in Taiwan.
# Virals
YouTube top ten: because 2011 was a very good year
If exposure to digital media and 24-hour news has all but erased your memory: don’t panic. We’ve gathered all the valuable stuff in one place.
# Patent Wars
Apple scores first victory in patent disputes with ruling against HTC
The International Trade Commission has ruled that Taiwanese phone maker HTC has infringed on one Apple patent, a key win for the Californian tech giant.
# Peace Prize
Vladimir Putin wins peace prize in China
But the Chinese administration has distanced itself from the award.
# Steve Jobs
In pictures: Today's tributes to Steve Jobs
Fans of the Apple co-founder have been making their emotions heard and felt in personal tributes around the world.
# Health
Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants
A hospital in Taiwan has admitted to transplanting HIV-infected organs from one donor into five different patients.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: first jail sentences following UK riots, is a bailout on the way for Cyprus, the Lord Mayor in a poncho, and creating a beard out of thin air…
# China
China tests first aircraft carrier as Taiwan unveils an 'aircraft carrier killer'
China’s new ship is a refurbished former Soviet carrier. Taiwan meanwhile has unveiled a missile today which it says can destroy aircraft carriers.
# e-paper
Scientists unveil reusable electronic paper
Researchers in Taiwan envisage that the e-paper will replace paper signs and posters and save huge numbers of trees.
# Cyberterrorism
72 global organisations hit by world's 'biggest ever cyber-attacks'
The UN, US and Canadian governments are among six dozen high-profile targets of the largest ever hacking attack.
# Patent war
Apple turns up the heat on HTC in the patent war
The iPad and iPod maker claims that smartphone and tablet maker HTC has copied aspects if its design.
# Taiwan
"Too salty": Jail time for blogger after negative restaurant review
Blogger’s review crossed the line, according to a Taiwanese judge.
# China
China rounds up more critics on anniversary of Tiananmen protests
22 years on from the “counter-revolutionary riot” of Tiananmen Square, demonstrators are silenced once more.
# Apple
Investigation finds Apple's Chinese workers treated 'inhumanely'
Inquiry into factories which produce Apple’s iPhones and iPads suggests excessive overtime and reports of anti-suicide pledges.
# Shop Till You Drop
Frequent shopping makes you live longer according to study
The study, conducted by researchers in Taiwan, found that regular shopping may even benefit men more than women.
# Japan Tsunami
What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events
A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.
# Japan
Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim
Tsunami warnings have been issued for multiple countries in the Pacific Rim. The Japanse Prime Minister confirmed that a nuclear power plant in the north has been closed down but declared the situation safe so far.
# Double Irish
Exploding tiger, crippled economy, boozing Biffo: Taiwan's take on Ireland's bailout
NMA TV – a Taiwanese animation studio known for its tongue-in-cheek news reporting – goes all out on Ireland.
# Trawler Captain
Japan refuses Chinese demands for apology over captain's arrest
Trawler captain’s release not enough for China as diplomatic dispute intensifies.
# Shootings
2 tourists shot outside New Delhi mosque
Preparations for Commonwealth Games thrown into disarray as two Taiwanese tourists shot at major tourist attraction.