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3 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Taiwan Crash Pilots Sought Go Around 8 Secs Before Impact

Pilots of TransAsia Airways Corp. Flight GE222 called for a go around eight seconds before the plane crashed into houses killing 48 people and the voice-recorder stopped, the Taiwan Aviation Safety Council said.

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7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Photo exhibit, reception features Bartlett's Taiwan Sister City

"Light and Shadow," a photography exhibit on loan from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is featured through Aug. 30 at the Bartlett Village Hall Art Gallery, 228 S. Main St., Bartlett, with a reception and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. This exhibit, presented by Arts in Bartlett, in cooperation with the Midwest Hakka ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | 680News

Gas leakage explosions kill 15 people, injure 228 in Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

Flames from an explosion from an underground gas leak in the streets of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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12 hrs ago | Clyde 2

Taiwan: Fifteen Dead As Gas Blasts Hit City

Multiple gas explosions in Taipei are thought to have killed at least 15 people and injured 212, according to reports.

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13 hrs ago | Suria

New father Daniel Chan makes tonic soup...

Hong Kong actor and singer Daniel Chan poses during a press conference for Hit FM in Taipei, Taiwan, 30 July 2014.

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14 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Budget boom at Don Mueang

A new flock of no-frills airlines is descending on Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, whose significance as the region's low-cost carrier hub is growing amid optimism for a traffic recovery.

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16 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Ex-president Chen audio recordings revealed

Sound recordings from the investigation by outgoing Control Yuan member Huang Huang-hsiung into the health of former President Chen Shui-bian leaked out Thursday.

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21 hrs ago | Nikkei Net Interactive

Expansion-minded TransAsia reels from crash

A crash that killed 48 has left Taiwan's TransAsia Airways with uncertain prospects for following through on plans to explore new routes and tap into the budget carrier market.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

Yesterday | The China Post

IEK forecasts manufacturing output to grow 3.19%

A research center has raised its 2014 growth forecast for the output value of Taiwan's manufacturing sector, citing a warming global economic climate.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

ETaiwanNews.com

Lawmakers, minister trade barbs over privatization of defense firm

Taipei, July 30 Lawmakers on the Legislature's Economics Committee Wednesday urged state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. not to go ahead with a privatization plan before a bill governing the company's establishment clears the legislative floor.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Fourth nuclear power plant passes safety checks

Taipei, July 30 The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Wednesday that the controversial fourth nuclear power plant project has passed its safety checks.

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The Georgia Straight

Pride 2014 parents: Fiona Chen

Chen knew in the first few years that the child she thought was a daughter wasn't like other little girls.

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The China Post

Ex-president denies ever being member of communist party

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Former President Lee Teng-hui recently denied that he was ever a member of a communist party, contrary to long-standing rumors, adding that communism is "deceptive."

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Suria

Tia Li claims to be single after caught...

Taiwanese girl group Dream Girls` Tia Li touches Fahrenheit`s Aaron Yan`s muscles during a celebration party for their TV drama "Fall in Love With Me" in Taipei, Taiwan, 29 July 2014.

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Hollywood Reporter

Taiwan Establishes Film Institute

The organization will supersede the Chinese Taipei Film Archive, adding the task of the promotion of the local film industry and industry research on.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

Suicide cause of Hon Hai employee death - media

An employee of a subsidiary of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd that was found dead in the Chinese city of Shenzhen committed suicide, according to Chinese media reports.

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The China Post

Diplomat indicted on bribery charge: prosecutors

A diplomat who previously served at Taiwan's Vietnam representative office yesterday was indicted for allegedly taking bribes for visa applicants in Vietnam, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office announced yesterday.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Rotary International president Gary Huang to visit Waynesboro

The president of Rotary International, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations, will soon recognize the work of the Rotary Club of Waynesboro during a visit to south central Pennsylvania.

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The China Post

Parents of French victim in Penghu crash landing touch down in Taiwan

Parents of one of the French victims who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week have arrived in Taiwan to handle the aftermath of their daughter's death.

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Best of New Orleans

Review: Lucy

Is there anything as free from the mundane restrictions of daily life as a well-made science fiction movie? Nothing in French action-thriller specialist Luc Besson's Lucy bears any resemblance to the real world, and that is what makes it so much fun.

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