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'Suicidal driver' cause of deadly Taiwan bus crash

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 13:38
related countries: China China

A suicidal driver was the cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed an entire Chinese tour group in July, investigators say.
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Taiwan tank falls off bridge, killing three soldiers

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 11:59

A Taiwanese armoured vehicle plunges from a bridge in heavy rain after a military drill, killing three soldiers, officials say.
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Taiwan protests at 'forced deportation' from Kenya to China

Monday, August 8th 2016, 13:36
related countries: China China, Kenya Kenya

Taiwan protests against what it calls Kenya's forced deportation of five Taiwanese citizens to China after they were acquitted of organised crime charges.
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Taiwan president gives first apology to indigenous groups

Monday, August 1st 2016, 9:18

The President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, for the first time apologises to the island's indigenous communities for centuries of mistreatment.
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Taiwan's celebrated Queen's Head rock formation at risk

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 11:13

One of Taiwan's most well-known natural attractions is facing a race against time to save it from marine erosion.
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Taiwan bus inferno kills 26

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 8:19
related countries: China China
related places: Taoyuan

A coach transporting a group of Chinese tourists to Taoyuan Airport crashes and catches fire, killing 26 people, say Taiwanese officials.
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Taiwan web users join 'Apologise to China' contest

Monday, July 18th 2016, 11:05
related countries: China China

Facebook campaign wants people to own up on how they might have wronged the People's Republic.
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Taiwan ATMs 'robbed of $2.5m by European hackers'

Monday, July 18th 2016, 9:43

An international criminal network used malware to steal more than $2.5 million from dozens of ATMs, Taiwanese police say, as they arrest three suspects.
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Taiwan train explosion: Suspect named after 25 hurt

Friday, July 8th 2016, 13:22
related places: Taipei

A man injured by a pipe bomb explosion in a train in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, is named as a suspect by police.
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Two dead as Typhoon Nepartak strikes Taiwan

Friday, July 8th 2016, 6:17

Typhoon Nepartak hits Taiwan's east coast on Friday, leaving two dead and 66 injured, as well as forcing evacuations and disrupting services.
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Many injured in Taiwan train blast

Friday, July 8th 2016, 1:20
related places: Taipei

An explosion ripped through a busy commuter train in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, late on Thursday injuring at least 24 people, police say.
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Typhoon Nepartak: Taiwan on high alert as storm approaches

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 3:26

As Taiwan braces itself for the arrival of Typhoon Nepartak, thousands of tourists have been evacuated and soldiers put on standby.
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Taiwan missile survivor: 'I feel lucky to be alive'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 22:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Vietnamese migrant worker who survived a Taiwanese missile hitting his boat has told the BBC he feels lucky to be alive.
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Taiwan mistakenly fires supersonic missile killing one

Friday, July 1st 2016, 14:35
related countries: China China

A patrol boat at Taiwan's naval base accidentally fires a missile in the direction of China during an inspection, killing a local fisherman, the navy says.
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China cancels Taiwan choir invitation over anthem singing

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12:45
related countries: China China

China cancels an invitation to a Taiwanese children's choir after they sang the national anthem at the inauguration of the island's president.
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Anger over Tsai 'erratic and single' article

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 6:34
related countries: China China

An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan's new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an "extremist style" because she is single prompts outrage online.
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Taiwan's first female leader sworn in

Friday, May 20th 2016, 8:38

Tsai Ing-wen is sworn in as president of Taiwan, the island's first female leader, and calls for "positive dialogue" with China.
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VIDEO: Taiwan outgoing president in viral video

Friday, May 20th 2016, 1:54

Ma Ying-jeou's video has had more than six million views in two days. BBC Monitoring looks at the best bits and the possible reasons behind why Mr Ma decided to have it made.
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Zoo releases 'not dead' panda photos

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 6:57

Taipei Zoo in Taiwan releases a photo of its resident panda posing in front of daily newspapers to counter premature reports of its death.
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Man jailed over Taiwan water park fireball

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 6:07

The organiser of a water park party in Taiwan where a fireball caused by igniting paint powder killed 15 people is jailed for negligence.
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VIDEO: Taiwanese team stack up gold medals

Monday, April 18th 2016, 11:46
related countries: Germany Germany

The speed stacking team from Taiwan have returned to training after winning 11 gold medals at the world championships in Germany.
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China criticises Taiwan over fraud case

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 11:55
related countries: China China

China criticises Taiwan for releasing 20 people suspected of being involved in a telephone fraud case linked to mainland China.
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Taiwanese 'forced on to plane to China'

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 12:30
related countries: China China, Kenya Kenya

The authorities in Taiwan accuse Kenya of using guns and tear gas to force 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China.
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US Navy officer charged with spying

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 0:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

A US Navy officer is charged with espionage, accused of passing military secrets to China and Taiwan.
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Shock and fear in Taiwan after beheading

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 10:04

Beheading in broad daylight sends shivers across Taiwan
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