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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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Girl 'beheaded' in Taiwan attack

Monday, March 28th 2016, 15:21
related places: Taipei

A four-year-old girl is beheaded in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, in what appears to have been a random attack, local media say.
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VIDEO: How to cope following a quake

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 0:01

Over the past two decades, Taiwan has learned how best to help those affected by disasters not only return to a normal life, but also deal with the psychological impact.
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Revisiting Taiwan's White Terror

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 22:38

How a father's final letter exhumed Taiwan's dark past
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Foxconn to delay $4.3bn Sharp takeover

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 11:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Taiwan multinational Foxconn has said it will delay the signing of a $4.3bn (£3.08bn) deal to take over struggling Japanese electronics giant Sharp.
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VIDEO: Inside Taipei's upside-down house

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 0:01
related places: Taipei

A three-storey high upside-down house built as part of an exhibition in Taipei has attracted hundreds of visitors.
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VIDEO: Taiwan steps up mental health care

Friday, February 19th 2016, 1:04

In Taiwan, efforts have been stepped up in recent years to improve care and treatment for people suffering with mental health issues.
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Taiwan quake building developer held

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 10:48

Police in Taiwan are questioning the developer of a building which collapsed in Saturday's earthquake, killing at least 39 people.
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