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Taiwan students DNA-tested in yoghurt thief whodunnit

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 14:41

Hundreds of Taiwanese taxpayers' dollars have been spent on an investigation into the theft of a yoghurt drink.
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Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendums

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 7:49

A high court had ruled in favour of such unions, but new legislation may now be weaker.
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Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 5:54
related countries: China China

The issue is among 10 voters are being asked to decide on - including one which has angered China.
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Taiwan same-sex marriage referendum: 'Every kind of love has value'

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 0:53

Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. But there are strong opinions on both sides.
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Golden Horse awards hit by controversy over Taiwan

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 12:55

The Golden Horse awards recognise the best Chinese films - but this time there's a row over Taiwan.
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Golden Horse awards: Taiwan controversy at 'Chinese Oscars'

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 6:57
related countries: China China

The winner of best documentary says she hopes Taiwan will be recognised as "truly independent".
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Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 4:08

At least 187 others have been injured in the island's worst rail accident in 27 years.
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Taiwan tribal tattoo: 'Held down and marked when I was just eight'

Monday, September 24th 2018, 23:37

Yayut Ciswas is the last living tribesperson in Taiwan with a traditional full face tattoo.
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Taiwan hair salon covers 'swastika' signs after outcry

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 15:17
related countries: Germany Germany

A shop has covered its logos after being criticised by local German and Jewish communities.
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3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 10:21

Cody Wilson flew to Taiwan before he could be detained, police in Texas say.
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eSwatini stands by Taiwan despite Chinese overtures

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 12:06
related countries: China China

eSwatini says it will maintain relations with Taiwan after China seeks diplomatic ties.
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One ice cream puppy, please

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 16:43

A restaurant in Taiwan is serving puppy ice cream and some are concerned about how real it looks.
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How coffee in LA sparked diplomatic row

Friday, August 17th 2018, 11:25
related countries: China China

The welcome given to Taiwan's president at a bakery in LA led to calls in China for a boycott.
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Deadly fire breaks out at Taiwan hospital

Monday, August 13th 2018, 3:25
related places: Taipei

The fire broke out in a ward in a Taipei hospital in the early hours of the morning.
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Taiwan man rigs bike with 11 phones to play Pokemon Go

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 14:31

Chen San-yuan from Taiwan can play for 20 hours straight before his devices run out of battery.
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American Airlines, Delta and Cathay Pacific bow to China Taiwan pressure

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 9:21
related countries: China China, United States United States

Many already bowed to pressure to list Taiwan as part of China, but until now US carriers held out.
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Australia objects to China 'pressure' in Qantas decision

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 8:15
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

The airline should be free to decide its own classification for Taiwan, Canberra says.
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China fines retailer Muji for listing Taiwan as a country

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 6:01
related countries: China China
related places: Muji

China is increasingly going after companies that don't abide by its territorial claims.
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Taiwan loses diplomatic ally as Dominican Republic switches ties to China

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 7:07
related countries: China China, Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic switches ties to China, deepening Taiwan's isolation and leaving it 'very upset'.
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Taiwan accuses China of 'sabre rattling' as naval drill begins

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 12:38
related countries: China China

China's one-day exercise follows warnings against independence moves by the self-governing island.
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Asia's largest gay pride parade held in Taiwan

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 12:11

Taiwan's LGBT community are celebrating progress towards gay marriage and equality rights.
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Did Taiwan police and paramedics leave migrant worker to die?

Sunday, September 17th 2017, 13:07
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Footage of paramedics failing to help a fatally wounded Vietnamese man prompts outrage in Taiwan.
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Finally out

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 0:31
related places: Taipei

Xiyadie is one of several artists showcased in the first public display of Asian gay art in Taipei.
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The man who makes prosthetic hands for free

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 23:27

Taiwan's Chang Hsien-liang makes free limb for those who need them, after losing his own hand.
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Taiwan train company wants apology for 'demon doll' passenger

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 11:45

Rail company wants Warner Bros to apologise after horror movie doll Annabelle seen on one of its trains.
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Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace

Friday, August 18th 2017, 10:27
related countries: China China

The attacker, carrying a stolen samurai sword and a Chinese flag, injured a military policeman.
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