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  1. One killed, 2 injured on set of Martin Scorsese's movie 'Silence'Read the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | KKMG-FM Colorado Springs

    A structure on the Taiwan set of an upcoming Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, Taipei police said. The workers were repairing a building used for scenery when it collapsed Thursday, police spokesman Chen Chung-Ren said.

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  2. Daily forecast of dengue fever incidents for urban villages in a cityRead the original story

    1 hr ago | International Journal of Health Geographics

    ... early warning, target surveillance and intervention. Daily dengue cases in the 457 urban villages of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan from 2009 to 2012 were used for model development and evaluation. There were in total 2,997 confirmed dengue cases during ...

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  3. New Report Available: Orient Europharma Co., Ltd. (4120) -...Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

    ... therapeutic skin care products, as well as offers other skin care products. It has operations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. Orient Europharma is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Full Report Details at ...

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  4. G&E Herbal Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (4911) - Financial and Strategic...Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

    ... Hospital & Kaohsiung medical university and Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital. G&E Herbal is headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan. Full Report Details at - .. This comprehensive SWOT profile of ...

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  5. US dollar increases to NT$31.555 on Taipei foreign exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The China Post

    The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.043 to close at NT$31.555 as intervention by Taiwan's central bank offset the impact of rising demand for the local currency ahead of the end of the month, dealers said. The central bank simply seized a move by the People's Bank of China to cut the Chinese yuan's reference rate against the U.S. dollar to push down the New Taiwan dollar and vault the U.S. dollar back into positive territory at the close, the dealers said.

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  6. Updated Worldwide Survey on the Methods, Efficacy, and Safety of...Read the original story

    Feb 1, 2010 | Circulation

    From the Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology Center , IRCCS, Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, Md; Veterans General Hospital , Taipei, Taiwan; St Mary's Hospital , London, United Kingdom; the Cardiovascular Center , Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura Ibaraki, Japan; Royal Melbourne Hospital , Parkville, Victoria, Australia; the Cardiology Department , Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea; the Department of Cardiology , University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada; Texas Arrhythmia Institute , St David's Medical Center, Austin, Tex; the Division of Cardiology , Mayo Foundation-St Mary Hospital, Rochester, Minn; Institute of Medical Statistics and Biometry "G.A. Maccacaro" , UniversitA degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

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  7. We must commemorate Holocaust, but also educateRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... used to educate the public about pressing issues such as the rise of anti-Semitism around the world. Regretfully, Taiwan often shows little interest in international issues; a case that can be seen in the infamous "Long Live the Nazis" dish served ...

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  8. Housing, property taxes 'not fair': ex-Taipei deputy mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... taxes. Chang believes that the MOF must seek a more progressive tax plan that will curb speculators from entering Taiwan's housing market. "The more you earn, the more you are taxed. This should be a basic principle of taxes on property ...

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  9. MOFA to aid Taiwanese arrested in Philippines for allegedly working illegallyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines is offering assistance to R.O.C. nationals arrested in Manila earlier this week over allegedly working illegally in the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. "We have sent staff to visit these arrested nationals after we heard the news and established contact with the Philippines police authorities," Kao said.

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  10. Local Nagasaki survivor dies at age 98Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    Retired Taiwanese medical doctor Wang Wen-chi , who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan in 1945, has died at the age of 98. Wang died of sepsis at his home in Chiayi City, Southern Taiwan on Jan. 27 after surgery to treat an inflamed bile duct, his family said. Wang was a young Taiwanese physician in Nagasaki when the second atomic bomb dropped on Japan by the United States during World War II exploded just 700 meters from the hospital where he was working as an intern.

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  11. Japanese lawmaker Wada to visit Taiwan this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    A Japanese lawmaker is scheduled to visit Taiwan later this week to learn more about the country's agricultural product promotion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday. Masamune Wada, a member of Japan's House of Councilors, will arrive Saturday on a three-day visit, during which he will travel to Chiayi and Tainan in southern Taiwan, the ministry said in a statement.

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  12. Malaysian female climber killed on Snow MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    A Malaysian woman was killed Friday when she fell into a valley while climbing Taiwan's second highest mountain Hsuehshan, also known as Snow Mountain, the Taichung City Fire Bureau said. The bureau said it was alerted by the fire department in Yilan County that an 11-member team was climbing the 3,886-meter high main peak of Snow Mountain when the 42-year-old woman fell into the ravine at the 10.7-kilometer mark on the trail.

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  13. New Defense Minister Kao Kuang-chi sworn inRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Former Chief of the General Staff Admiral Kao Kuang-chi yesterday was officially sworn in as the R.O.C.'s new defense minister, replacing his predecessor Yen Ming < ) in Taipei, Kao took over the top military post from Yen, whose resignation was approved by President Ma Ying-jeou earlier this week During the ceremony, Lin praised Yen's accomplishments during his tenure in pushing for complete military judicial system reforms and his efforts in better protecting the human rights protection of military personnel. Yen also laid the foundation for the transformation of the military conscription system into a fully voluntary one, Lin noted.

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  14. Persistent drought will probably force stricter water control in NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    Parts of northern Taiwan already subject to water rationing will likely face further water supply restrictions after the Lunar New Year holiday if the catchment of the main reservoir serving the area continues to drop amid low rainfall, the Water Resources Agency said Friday. The catchment of Shihmen Reservoir in Taoyuan has fallen to less than 45 percent of its capacity, officials from the agency's Northern Region Water Resource Office said after a drought response meeting.

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  15. Stiffer water rates planned for next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... The reservation policy has been moved up to take effect January 2016. Due to the serious drought condition seen in Taiwan this year, there are now more than 40,000 hectares of farmland nationwide lying fallow, which has led to widespread complaints ...

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  16. Taiwan makes donation to WTO for animal, plant health initiativesRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Taipei, Jan. 30 The World Trade Organization has praised the donations Taiwan has made to programs helping emerging countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a news released Friday. In a statement issued on Jan. 21, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo welcomed Taiwan's contributions and said they were playing a role in helping developing and lowly developed countries strengthen their links with world markets, according to the ministry.

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  17. Taiwan school ranks 31st in global 'Green University' competitionRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Taipei, Jan. 30 National Pingtung University of Science and Technology said Friday it has claimed the 31st place in a global competition that ranks universities based on their efforts at building a sustainable and environmentally friendly school. Moving up 23 spots from last year's Green Metric World University Ranking, the NPUST also earned the third-highest ranking among Asian countries this time, compared with No.

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  18. Chinese born in '90s form growing market: Tudou.com headRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    ... era." This group is now at its lifetime consumption peak, Yang contended, and its members on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait share similar views of beauty and have higher aesthetic standards. "They will definitely produce huge sparks when they ...

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  19. KMT layoffs incite backlash from staffRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Moves by new Kuomintang Chairman Eric Liluan Chu to cut staff have incited a backlash from within the ruling party's ranks, reports said Friday. After he was elected chairman with 99.6 percent of the vote on January 17 and took office on January 19, the New Taipei City mayor promised a shakeup of the party's structures.

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  20. 'The Luminaries' author to attend Taipei book fairRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    ... said Monday that she hopes the book fair next year will strengthen bilateral cultural ties and show the people of Taiwan the rich culture of her home country. "New Zealand and Taiwan have a lot in common. We're both island economies with strong ...

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