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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Taiwan

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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.
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.
Watch the moment a giant rubber duck burst horribly in Taiwan
What a terrible way to go.
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.
The luckiest scooter rider in the world
Wait for it…
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.
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.
Giant boulder almost crushes car in dashcam video
Heart-stopping footage of a landslide.
Now you can drink your selfie on a latte
If that sounds like something that would be remotely appealing to you…
Woman divorces man because of his small penis
For some people size does matter.
'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.
VIDEO: Why you shouldn't drive up somebody's a***
Because they might do this.
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: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
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.
Chinese wonder-kid, 14, wins Masters berth
Guan Tianlang held on for a one-stroke win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship today.
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.
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 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.
In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?
Or is it all a bit too much?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vladimir Putin wins peace prize in China
But the Chinese administration has distanced itself from the award.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"Too salty": Jail time for blogger after negative restaurant review
Blogger’s review crossed the line, according to a Taiwanese judge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.