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Lawmakers injured in Taiwan parliamentary brawl

Passions went into overdrive in Taiwan’s parliament when an amendment was passed to reduce public holidays by seven days.

Passions went into overdrive in Taiwan’s parliament when an amendment was passed to reduce public holidays by seven days.

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Typhoon Haima shuts down Hong Kong

Typhoon Haima, measuring eight out of ten on the authorities' severe storm scale, shut down Hong Kong on Friday morning.

Typhoon Haima, measuring eight out of ten on the authorities' severe storm scale, shut down Hong Kong on Friday morning.

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Bored at the bank? Pepper is here to help

Mini robots called Pepper have been rolled out at a bank in Taiwan to entertain customers as they wait, and try to sell them financial products.

Mini robots called Pepper have been rolled out at a bank in Taiwan to entertain customers as they wait, and try to sell them financial products.

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'World's strongest storm' of 2016, Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

Described as the strongest storm in the world so far this year, Super Typhoon Meranti has hit Taiwan, bringing strong winds, torrential rain and flooding.

Described as the strongest storm in the world so far this year, Super Typhoon Meranti has hit Taiwan, bringing strong winds, torrential rain and flooding.

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Taiwan braces itself for super typhoon "Meranti"

High seas, strong winds and lashing rain are expected when super typhoon Meranti slams into southern Taiwan

High seas, strong winds and lashing rain are expected when super typhoon Meranti slams into southern Taiwan

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Two dozen Chinese tourists killed in Taiwan coach crash

A tour bus carrying people from China has crashed on a highway in Taiwan, killing all 26 people on board according to local media reports.

A tour bus carrying people from China has crashed on a highway in Taiwan, killing all 26 people on board according to local media reports.

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Taiwan and China prepare for Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan and China have been preparing for Typhoon Nepartak that is expected to hit land early on Friday.

Taiwan and China have been preparing for Typhoon Nepartak that is expected to hit land early on Friday.

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Sharp's losses widen, underscoring Foxconn's turnaround challenge

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has reported a huge net loss for the second year running, underscoring how difficult it will be for new owner Foxconn to turn the firm around.

Japanese electronics maker Sharp has reported a huge net loss for the second year running, underscoring how difficult it will be for new owner Foxconn to turn the firm around.

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[WATCH] Edge-of-seat stuff at world office chair race in Taiwan

Hundreds of enthusiastic competitors take to the streets of Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday (April 24) to compete in the country’s first ever office chair

Hundreds of enthusiastic competitors take to the streets of Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday (April 24) to compete in the country’s first ever office chair

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Recycle for good

Primary school students in a remote Taiwanese village have collected around 100,000 bottle caps to create colourful frescoes and raise environmental

Primary school students in a remote Taiwanese village have collected around 100,000 bottle caps to create colourful frescoes and raise environmental

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Claims of Chinese missiles in South China Sea spark tension in region

Taiwanese officials say China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on an island in the South China Sea. The US also acknowledged

Taiwanese officials say China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on an island in the South China Sea. The US also acknowledged

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Lanterns of Love

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, hundreds of couples came together in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City on Sunday (February 14) evening to

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, hundreds of couples came together in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City on Sunday (February 14) evening to

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Taiwan quake: rescue efforts over at site of toppled apartment block

Rescue efforts are over at the site of a collapsed apartment block in Taiwan, with the death toll reaching 114. The building was toppled in the city

Rescue efforts are over at the site of a collapsed apartment block in Taiwan, with the death toll reaching 114. The building was toppled in the city

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Taiwan quake: Developer arrested in collapsed building probe

Witnesses at the scene of the collapsed Golden Dragon building in Tainan say they have seen cans of cooking-oil packed inside wall cavities exposed by the damage, apparently having been used as buildi

Witnesses at the scene of the collapsed Golden Dragon building in Tainan say they have seen cans of cooking-oil packed inside wall cavities exposed by the damage, apparently having been used as buildi

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Gloomy Lunar New Year's Eve in Taiwan

Taiwan is mourning after an earthquake struck the city of Tainan. Numerous Lunar New Year’s Eve festivities were cancelled.

Taiwan is mourning after an earthquake struck the city of Tainan. Numerous Lunar New Year’s Eve festivities were cancelled.