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5.8 magnitude earthquakes hit Taiwan, Afghanistan; no casualties reported

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property as a result of the quake.

08 Aug 2019 9:25 AM

Christian family details widespread crackdown on religious institutions in China

Ren told The Associated Press that she had to report her whereabouts to police using social media whenever she went out.

08 Jul 2019 5:43 PM

Historic day for Asia as Taiwan holds first gay marriage

The weddings, which came a week after lawmakers took the unprecedented decision to legalise gay marriage.

24 May 2019 11:16 AM

Mass weddings planned, after Taiwan says Yes to gay union

'It’s a breakthrough, I have to say so,' said Shiau Hong-chi, professor of gender studies at Shih-Hsin University in Taiwan.

18 May 2019 1:03 PM

In a first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage

Bill which offers same-sex couples similar legal protections for marriage as heterosexuals, will take effect after Tsai signs it into law.

17 May 2019 12:24 PM

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Strong quake hits east Taiwan, rattles buildings in capital

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the east.

18 Apr 2019 11:18 AM

Shocking: 4 live bees found inside Taiwanese woman's eye

A Taiwanese woman, named He, complained about having a swollen eye only for doctors to later find bees in it.

10 Apr 2019 4:17 PM

18 killed in Taiwan after train derails and flips over, 160 injured

Several carriages were overturned in the crash, which occurred in Yilan County near the coast on a line popular among tourists.

21 Oct 2018 7:11 PM

9 dead, 15 injured after fire breaks out at hospice in Taiwan's Taipei

All of the 36 people inside were evacuated after the fire started at the hospice on the seventh hospital in New Taipei city.

13 Aug 2018 1:36 PM

7 dead, including 5 firefighters in electronics factory blaze in Taiwan

The inferno raged through the eight-floor building of a circuit board maker, located in an industrial district in Taoyuan City.

29 Apr 2018 6:56 PM

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Taiwan to stage live-fire drill simulating China 'invasion'

Taiwan's five-day drill, codenamed 'Han Kuang', which means 'Han Glory', will start from 4 June.

24 Apr 2018 5:08 PM

Two dead, over 200 injured in 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan

A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency.

07 Feb 2018 8:24 AM

Sword-wielding man outside Taiwan presidential office stabs guard

The man who was arrested at the scene said he was expressing his political views and had stolen the sword from a museum.

18 Aug 2017 11:24 AM

Taiwan becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage in Asia

The court said that if parliament does not make the change within 2 years, same-sex couples could register to marry regardless.

24 May 2017 3:07 PM

Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of mentally-ill sister

Local television quoted an eyewitness as saying the woman had knelt and pleaded for her life.

18 May 2017 3:02 PM

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Taiwan says can hit China with missiles

The ministry has said in the past that it has produced cruise missiles, but has never publicly stated their capabilities.

17 Mar 2017 2:56 AM

Taiwan ex-prez Ma Ying-jeou accused of classified information leak

The charges against Ma stem from a 2013 lawsuit brought by DPP lawmaker Ker Chien-ming.

14 Mar 2017 1:01 PM

Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights

Lantern-maker Lin Chow-chin is part of a growing movement on the island to make the celebrations greener, creating sustainable lights.

12 Feb 2017 12:00 PM

Taiwan bans euthanasia of stray animals

The law came into effect Saturday, two years after it was passed by parliament -- a period meant to prepare shelters for the ban.

05 Feb 2017 4:06 PM

Beijing back to old ways of threatening Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

China maintains a standing threat to use force to achieve its goal of absorbing Taiwan.

01 Jan 2017 7:17 AM

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