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2 hrs ago | Asia News Network

TAIPEI: Taiwan oil scandal causes US$165.66m loss

Taiwan Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun yesterday said the recent tainted oil scandal has caused an estimated loss of NT$5 billion -about 1 per cent of the nation's food industry's annual revenue. During an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan, Duh said the damage of the scandal to the reputation of Taiwan's food industry, however, is "incalculable".

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7 hrs ago | International Business Times

Lady Gaga Reveals Her Battle With Bulimia, Anorexia, and Depression:...

She said she was extremely depressed late last year and felt cold. She wanted to keep people away from herself.

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11 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

Fighter jets land on highway as Taiwan war games begin

Fighter jets and other combat aircraft used Taiwan's main highway as a makeshift airstrip Tuesday as part of a dawn drill that simulated an attack from China. Taiwan's Central News Agency said the aircraft practiced emergency take-offs and landings near the city of Chiayi, on a section of the main north-south route that runs along the island's west coast.

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15 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Gangsters must be weeded out of Taiwanese society

While at Justice Ma gained a reputation as an upright, straight-shooting minister seeking to root out corruption among police and politicians across Taiwan. Ma also tried to take on various underworld figures who wield a powerful influence on business and politics despite the relatively small numbers of their followers because they have close ties to Taiwan's political parties, in particular Ma's own Even after leaving office Ma called for clamping down on the secret societies, known as Triads and roughly comparable to the Mafia in Europe and the US or the yakuza in , although generally more loosely organized.

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19 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Contaminated Taiwanese oil scandal prompts recalls in Vietnam

The door at Cuu Huong Company in Ho Chi Minh City were shut on city health officials on the night of September 15, 2014. Vietnamese food authorities ordered the recall of two shipments of Taiwanese-made canned food after Taiwanese trade officials said they contained contaminated oil.

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20 hrs ago | The China Post

Temperatures in Kaohsiung climb to 82-year record

The mercury in Kaohsiung soared to 37.6 degrees Celsius Monday, a record high since the southern Taiwan city started keeping weather data 82 years ago, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The high temperature was a result of Typhoon Kalmaegi, which introduced warm and dry wind that blew down the sheltered side of the mountains into the valleys, forecasters said.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Stanton's advice to Taiwan on South China Sea not official: AIT

Taipei, Sept. 15 The suggestion by a former director of the Taipei office of the American Institute in Taiwan that Taiwan abandon its current approach to making territorial claims in the South Sea represented his own views, the office said Monday.

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Central Taiwan Innovation Campus inaugurated

Taipei, Sept. 15 The Central Taiwan Innovation Campus under the Ministry of Economic Affairs was inaugurated in Nantou County Monday.

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Taiwan KOM Challenge offers 11,000 feet of climbing, bigger purse

The Taiwan Travel Bureau in association with the Taiwan Cyclist Federation announced the details of the 2014 Taiwan KOM Challenge, which will take place November 15. Now in its third year, the Taiwan KOM Challenge's 105km route travels from the eastern coastal town of Hualien, starting at sea level, and rises along its route to the roof of Taiwan, up on HeHuan Mountain at 3,375 meters [11,073 feet]. The course takes the participants up at an average 7 percent through the Taroko Gorge to the 97km point at Dayuling, and then rises up its remaining kilometers to a maximum incline of 27 percent, averaging 17 percent for the final eight kilometers.

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The China Post

Suspects surrender, say cop death was 'accident'

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The main suspects involved in the killing of a police officer in downtown Taipei turned themselves in yesterday but claimed the fatal attack was an "accident." Liu told police that she and Tseng had taken the assailants to the nightclub, but claimed the consequent homicide to be the result of a misunderstanding.

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Combat aircraft to perform takeoff, landing maneuvers on freeway

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan's main combat aircraft will practice emergency takeoffs and landings on a freeway Tuesday as part of the military's annual Han Kuang series of exercises that kick off Monday.

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Hofman's giant white rabbit damaged by fire in Taiwan

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant white rabbit, which drew more than two million visitors on show in Taiwan, was partially damaged by a fire when workers were trying to dismantle it, organisers said on Monday . A 25.3-meter in length's giant rabbit, made of plastic and wood and designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is displayed during an art exhibition in Taoyuan county, Taiwan.

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TAIPEI: Taiwan firm sorry for oil 'misunderstanding'

Wowprime Corporation held a press conference yesterday afternoon to apologise for a "misunderstanding" with the Taichung City Government's Health Bureau regarding its use of lard oil, as well as over its brand Famonn Coffee's use of tainted oil in its tomato vegetable soup. According to media reports, during the Health Bureau's inspection on September 11, Wowprime told an official that they did not use any lard oil in their products.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The China Post

First local queer film fest set for launch

The Taiwan International Media and Education Association and local media company Portico Media will organize the first Taiwan International Queer Film Festival in late September and early October. Taiwan is one of the most liberal Asian countries regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Taiwan's KMT confirms appointments of four vice chairmen

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party confirmed the appointments of four new vice chairmen at its annual plenary congress on Sunday. The KMT confirmed the designations of the island's deputy leader Wu Den-yih, New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu, and Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin as the party's vice chairmen.

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Farmer hailed as 'hero' for exposing oil scandal

Taipei, Sept. 14 A 60-year-old farmer in Pingtung County was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it was revealed that he was a key figure behind the exposure of the recent scandal in Taiwan.

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Taiwan backs international condemnation of ISIS brutality

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan has voiced its support for the international community's condemnation of the brutal acts committed by the militant group Islamic State, which has seized wide swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.

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Taiwan downgrades travel alert for Israel after ceasefire with Hamas

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan has downgraded its travel alert for Israel to yellow, the second-lowest level on the travel advisory system, as the situation in the Middle Eastern country has stabilized following its ceasefire agreement with the militant group Hamas.

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Taiwan rejects advice to drop South China Sea claims

Sea on Saturday after a former U.S. diplomat urged Taiwan to stop using a demarcation line it has long adhered to in laying claim to the disputed waters. The Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, Macclesfield Bank and Pratas Islands as well as their surrounding waters are inherent parts of the Republic of 's territory "from the perspective of history, geography and international law," ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao said.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Taiwan ranks 3rd in Asia-Pacific in creative productivity: ADB

Taipei, Sept. 13 Taiwan ranks third among 22 Asia-Pacific economies in creative productivity, showing particular strength in human capital, according to a report published by the Asian Development Bank on Friday.

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