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2 hrs ago | Chemical & Engineering News

Dengue Fever Cases Surge Following Taiwanese Explosion

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control reports that cases of dengue fever are surging in the southern city of Kaohsiung, where a chemical explosion last month killed 30 people and injured hundreds of others.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Explosion

3 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Taiwan to send doctors to Nigeria to help fight Ebola

Taipei, Aug. 22 Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control said Friday it will send a team of doctors to Nigeria, one of the African countries where the Ebola virus has caused deaths, to help fight the contagious disease.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

5 hrs ago | The Financial Mirror

TMBA: Taiwan is the Third Largest Machin ...

Taiwan machine tool industry builds a machine tool cluster with a unique supply chain system.

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Related Topix: Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel, World News

8 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

A man who spent eight years on death row in China has gone into hiding after a landmark court decision cleared him of the murder of two children.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Prison, Death Penalty

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The China Post

Spurred on by student, Taipei taxi drivers deliver a message to Lucy

With the movie "Lucy" causing a huge craze in Taiwan and droves assembling at movie theaters, Tony Hsu , a student who recently graduated from The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University , made a video responding to the scene in which Lucy shoots a Taiwanese taxi driver because he cannot speak English.

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Related Topix: World News

The China Post

CTBC's philanthropy aids rural youth teams

The CTBC Charity Foundation yesterday announced its decision to sponsor six youth baseball teams from rural areas in Taiwan, allowing children and teens to fulfill their dreams of becoming professional baseball players.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Southeast Asia, World News, Education Etc.

Nerve News

Local polls announced in Taiwan

Electoral authorities in Taiwan Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected Nov 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and ... (more)

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ContactMusic.com

Luc Besson downplays speculation of Lucy sequel

Besson, 55, has already received a number of offers to make a sequel, but says the prospect is unlikely, telling reporters in Taipei: ''I don't see how we can do one.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, World News, Morgan Freeman

Channelnewsasia.com

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official denies spying claim

A former top Taiwanese negotiator on China policy on Thursday rejected allegations he was spying for China, after he was forced to step down over suspicions of leaking secrets.

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Related Topix: World News, Ma Ying-jeou

ETaiwanNews.com

Int'l Press plugs in Taiwan's global place in water

Exhibition Center. To date, more than 134 exhibitors have signed for 214 booths to showcase their products and services at the event.

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Related Topix: Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel, World News

The Straits Times

400 hours up in the air for Taiwan's top grossing documentary

Taiwan's Mount Jade was one of the places shot by Chi Po-lin who used to be an aerial photographer in the civil service.

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Related Topix: World News

The China Post

Most conscripts obey laws, regulations: MND

Very few conscripts that have undergone or are undergoing compulsory four-month military training are found to have violated laws or military discipline, the Ministry of National Defense said.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

'Long Live the Nazis' spaghetti dish renamed after backlash

An Italian restaurant in Taiwan which named two of its sausage-filled dishes "Long Live the Nazis" has apologised after it was bombarded with complaints.

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Related Topix: World News, Life, Food, Pizza

The China Post

Cathay Life Insurance buys prime London property

Cathay Life Insurance yesterday announced that the company has purchased a prime property in London, marking the first acquisition by a Taiwanese life insurance carrier since the Financial Supervision Commission's approval of overseas real estate investments for the sector.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

The China Post

It shouldn't be too difficult for Japan to apologize

Two scores of protestors marched on the de facto Japanese embassy in Taipei last Thursday to demand an official apology and compensation from Japan for Taiwanese women forced into sexual slavery during World War II.

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Related Topix: World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel, Opinion

ETaiwanNews.com

Ex-president Lee found not guilty of corruption in retrial

Taipei, Aug. 20 The Taiwan High Court upheld Wednesday a district court's verdict that found former President Lee Teng-hui not guilty of corruption and money laundering during his time in office between 1988 and 2000.

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Channelnewsasia.com

China sentences German to death for double killing

A Chinese court has sentenced a German national to death for double murder, Berlin said on Wednesday , vowing to do all it can to stop his execution.

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The Advocate

Taiwanese firm, Livingston Parish studio partnering

CyberLink Corp., a Taipei, Taiwan-based multimedia software company, said Wednesday it is partnering with Livingston Parish's John Schneider Studios to promote and support independent filmmakers.

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Related Topix: World News, The Dukes of Hazzard, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television

People's Daily Online

Rescuers work at accident site after building collapsed in China's Xiamen

Rescuers work at the accident site after a building collapsed in Xiamen City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

ETaiwanNews.com

Kaohsiung dengue fever cases skyrocket after flooding

Health officials in the southern city said the recent outbreaks occurred in Siaogang and Fongshan, two districts near the site of gas s on July 31, where badly damaged drainage systems have resulted in water-filled ditches easily flooded when it rains.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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