At least 32 die after tour bus crashes in Taipei

A tour bus flipped over and crashed on an exit ramp in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Monday night, killing at least 32 and leaving 12 injured, government sources said.

Taiwan calls for respect after China military move in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan-China interactions should be based on fairness and respect, Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan said late Thursday, after a Chinese military vessel passed close to Taiwan earlier in the day, a move that escalated tensions. 

China welcomes African island nation's break with Taiwan

China's foreign ministry on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe to break ties with Taiwan.

Thousands urge Taiwan lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage rights

More than 10,000 people rallied outside Taiwan's parliament Monday to demand quick legislative action that would clear the way for Taiwan to become the first Asian nation to recognize same-sex marriage.

Tens of thousands march to support gay rights bill in Taiwan

Over 80,000 supporters of gay rights and marriage equality marched in the 14th annual Taiwan LGBT Pride rally in Taipei City on Saturday afternoon in support of a marriage equality bill that could make Taiwan the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Several people missing in China as typhoon rains trigger mudslide

More than two dozen people were missing in China's eastern Zhejiang province after torrential rains from Typhoon Megi triggered a large mudslide that buried dozens of homes on Wednesday, local media reported.

Four dead, scores injured by Typhoon Megi in Taiwan

Typhoon Megi hit Taiwan's east coast and travelled across the island Tuesday, causing at least four fatalities and nearly 170 injuries as well as major power outages, flooding and damage, authorities and local media reported.

Taiwan premier tells China "no more political conditions"

Taiwan's national sovereignty and dignity should not be compromised for the sake of concessions from China, Taiwanese Premier Lin Chuan said Tuesday, two days after opposition officials bypassed the government and met with Chinese officials in Beijing.

Typhoon Meranti kills seven in China, Malakas to hit Taiwan and Japan

Super Typhoon Meranti has left seven people dead and another nine missing in China's eastern Fujian province, officials said Friday. 

Taiwan premier orders inquiry into Mega Bank after hefty US fine

Taiwan's premier has ordered an investigation into Mega International Commercial Bank, one of the island's biggest banks, after US regulators fined its New York branch 180 million dollars for violating anti-money laundering laws.

Two dead as typhoon hits Taiwan

Severe rain and wind brought by Typhoon Nepartak killed at least two people and injured dozens in Taiwan, authorities said Friday.

Taiwan nursing home fire kills six

At least six people died in a fire at an elderly care centre in northern Taiwan on Wednesday, a news report said.

Taiwan navy's accidental missile launch kills fisherman

A Taiwanese navy patrol boat accidentally launched a supersonic anti-ship missile on Friday, killing a local fisherman, the military said.

Foxconn puts 6-billion-dollar bid for Sharp on hold

Taiwan's Foxconn puts on hold its 6-billion-US-dollar offer for beleaguered Japanese electronics maker Sharp, citing new information of possible risk.

34 dead, more than 100 missing after earthquake in Taiwan

More than 100 people were missing a day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 34 in southern Taiwan, authorities said Sunday.

23 dead, dozens missing after earthquake in Taiwan

More than 70 people were missing one day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 23 in southern Taiwan, authorities said Sunday.

Polls open, Taiwanese expected to elect first female president

Taiwanese went to the polls Saturday in an election widely expected to produce the island's first female president.
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