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2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters - and snorkelers

An employee looks at the moisture separator reheater in the turbine building during a media tour at the yet-to-be-completed Taipower Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Gongliao, New Taipei City, May 14, 2013.

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6 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council members travel to Taiwan

As Mayor de Blasio returned to New York, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito headed out of town - landing Monday for a six-day trip to Taiwan with five other Council members.

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6 hrs ago | The China Post

Farglory chairman defends against bribery charges

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung yesterday told local media reporters that he was forced and demanded by former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen - a senior Farglory executive - to give a bribe to Yeh via intermediary Tsai to secure an affordable public housing project in Bade District of Taoyuan County.

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10 hrs ago | Suria

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit...

Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday.

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11 hrs ago | Daily Times

Ex-military attache at Taiwan US mission under scrutiny : July 28, 2014,

TAIPEI A senior Taiwanese military officer who served at the island's de facto US embassy has been placed under investigation after failing a lie detector test, the defence ministry said Monday.

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11 hrs ago | Kotaku

Onimusha and His Tree Subject Of New Taiwan Meme

Takeshi Kaneshiro, who will forever be known for Onimusha , is in the headlines again in Taiwan after a typhoon blew through the island earlier this month.

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12 hrs ago | DigiTimes

Research: Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85% of the shipments will be smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.

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16 hrs ago | Asia News Network

TAIPEI: More stray animals being adopted in Taiwan this year

Over 25,000 stray dogs and cats were adopted across Taiwan between January and June, boosting the adoption rate higher than the same period last year, the Council of Agriculture was quoted by a local news outlet yesterday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Merinews

A visit to Bangkok in 1982

After returning from Nara we had just a couple of days in Tokyo during which the only outing was to the outlet of Mikimoto Pearls.

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Examiner.com

Lucy may not be science, but it is still fun to watch

Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy', an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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The China Post

Best school quality in Taipei: survey

Taipei has the best quality of education of any of Taiwan's 22 cities and counties, according to the results of a biennial survey conducted by a local magazine.

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The Straits Times

Taiwan TransAsia plane crash: Likely impact point discovered, says investigator

Officials search through the wreckage where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed on July 23 in poor weather near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 25, 2014.

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Philly.com

How Wills Eye doctors helped a blind toddler see

Faye Corman was leading the little boy with the deep brown eyes across the train platform when all of a sudden he stopped, planted his feet, and refused to move.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Corrective Eye Surgery, Health

Asia News Network

TAIPEI: Mao Zedong was on KMT payroll, archives show

Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong was once on the payroll of the Kuomintang, archives from Taiwan's ruling party show.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's comics artists find a new perspective

Hong Kong has a great comics heritage but plunging sales have seen mainstream genres give way to more diverse alternatives, writes Christopher DeWolf A combine photo of Tony Wong Yuk-long's Little Rascals and Drunken Master.

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The China Post

Wang Dan, fearing brain tumor, seeks return to Taiwan

Wang Dan, a leader of China's 1989 pro-democracy movement, has asked the Taipei government to help him arrange a trip back to Taiwan from the United States for a medical checkup for a suspected brain disease.

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The China Post

Chinese, Taiwanese cyclists pursue their world record bid in Kinmen

Nearly 1,000 Chinese bicycle riders and their Taiwanese counterparts cycled across the main island of Taiwan's outlying county of Kinmen Saturday in a bid to set a Guinness World Record for the most cyclists from Taiwan and China biking together in Kinmen.

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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 precisely what makes it so much fun.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday , as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Penghu crash revives Taipei airport debate

The death of 48 passengers and crew members in the crash of a TransAsia Airways flight in Penghu has led to new calls for the closure of Taipei Songshan Airport.

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