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4 hrs ago | International Business Times

Lady Gaga Reveals Her Battle With Bulimia, Anorexia, and Depression:...

She said she was extremely depressed late last year and felt cold. She wanted to keep people away from herself.

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5 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Central Taiwan Innovation Campus inaugurated

Taipei, Sept. 15 The Central Taiwan Innovation Campus under the Ministry of Economic Affairs was inaugurated in Nantou County Monday.

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9 hrs ago | The China Post

First Tang Prize winners arrive in Taipei to attend award ceremony

The first winners of the biennial Tang Prize have arrived in Taiwan to attend the award ceremony and take part in a week-long series of lectures and other activities to celebrate the international academic award established by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin in 2012. The five Tang Prize laureates are Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, winner for sustainable development; James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, who share the prize for biopharmaceutical science; Chinese American historian Yu Ying-shih, who won the prize for sinology; and Albie Sachs, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, who was named the winner of the prize for rule of law.

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9 hrs ago | The China Post

Nations of Central America celebrate their 193rd independence anniversary

The embassies of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua yesterday held a banquet in Taipei to commemorate the 193rd anniversary of Central American independence from the Spanish crown. During her address, Ambassador Marta Chang de Tsien of the Republic of El Salvador to the R.O.C. stated that on Sept.

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11 hrs ago | Suria

Park Shin Hye wants to be an action star

South Korean actress Park Shin Hye performs at her Story of Angel fan meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 September 2014. Following rumored boyfriend Lee Min Ho, South Korean actress Park Shin Hye started her Story of Angel fan meeting tour in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 September 2014.

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13 hrs ago | The China Post

Suspects surrender, say cop death was 'accident'

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The main suspects involved in the killing of a police officer in downtown Taipei turned themselves in yesterday but claimed the fatal attack was an "accident." Liu told police that she and Tseng had taken the assailants to the nightclub, but claimed the consequent homicide to be the result of a misunderstanding.

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14 hrs ago | The View from Taiwan

Monday Short Shorts: Richard Bush, Gangs, and Burning Bunnies

Toilets. Necessary when you're discussing politicians. Gotta love Taiwan. Check out the KMT candidate for Miaoli : The Taipei District Court in July last year sentenced Hsu to nine years in prison for illegal profiteering for accepting up to NT$10 million in bribes in the first ruling on the case.

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18 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Hofman's giant white rabbit damaged by fire in Taiwan

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant white rabbit, which drew more than two million visitors on show in Taiwan, was partially damaged by a fire when workers were trying to dismantle it, organisers said on Monday . A 25.3-meter in length's giant rabbit, made of plastic and wood and designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is displayed during an art exhibition in Taoyuan county, Taiwan.

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22 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Combat aircraft to perform takeoff, landing maneuvers on freeway

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan's main combat aircraft will practice emergency takeoffs and landings on a freeway Tuesday as part of the military's annual Han Kuang series of exercises that kick off Monday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Taiwan backs international condemnation of ISIS brutality

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan has voiced its support for the international community's condemnation of the brutal acts committed by the militant group Islamic State, which has seized wide swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.

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Taiwan's KMT confirms appointments of four vice chairmen

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party confirmed the appointments of four new vice chairmen at its annual plenary congress on Sunday. The KMT confirmed the designations of the island's deputy leader Wu Den-yih, New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu, and Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin as the party's vice chairmen.

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Farmer hailed as 'hero' for exposing oil scandal

Taipei, Sept. 14 A 60-year-old farmer in Pingtung County was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it was revealed that he was a key figure behind the exposure of the recent scandal in Taiwan.

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The China Post

First local queer film fest set for launch

The Taiwan International Media and Education Association and local media company Portico Media will organize the first Taiwan International Queer Film Festival in late September and early October. Taiwan is one of the most liberal Asian countries regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Taiwan downgrades travel alert for Israel after ceasefire with Hamas

Taipei, Sept. 14 Taiwan has downgraded its travel alert for Israel to yellow, the second-lowest level on the travel advisory system, as the situation in the Middle Eastern country has stabilized following its ceasefire agreement with the militant group Hamas.

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Taiwan should abandon secrecy in its talks with China

The Yilan County town of Chiaohsi is a tourist destination better known for its hot springs than for its part in domestic and certainly international trade and politics. All that has changed now that the government has picked the northeastern city as the stage for the latest round of trade negotiations with wants to move on from the trade-in-services pact to a trade-in-goods accord, but unfortunately it is choosing the same mistaken path as before.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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TAIPEI: Businessman detained over Taiwan's oil scandal

The boss of a company whose tainted oils have triggered one of the biggest food product recalls ever in Taiwan was detained yesterday, with the Pingtung District Court ordering Yeh Wen-hsiang, chairman of Chang Guann Co., be detained to prevent him from possibly colluding with witnesses and other suspects, destroying evidence and fleeing the country, prosecutors said. Meanwhile, Premier Jiang Yi-huah revealed that Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta had offered to resign over the oil scandal on Wednesday, but that he would not make any personnel adjustments at present.

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TAIPEI: Tainted food recalls continue as 78 vendors named

One of the biggest food product recalls in the nation's history continued yesterday as health authorities identified more vendors who used tainted oils. The health department of New Taipei City announced a list of 78 food manufacturers and eateries in eight cities and counties that had purchased from the "Fang Fu" company an oil product that was made using tainted lard from Chang Guann Co., which is at the centre of the scandal.

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Taiwan rejects advice to drop South China Sea claims

Sea on Saturday after a former U.S. diplomat urged Taiwan to stop using a demarcation line it has long adhered to in laying claim to the disputed waters. The Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, Macclesfield Bank and Pratas Islands as well as their surrounding waters are inherent parts of the Republic of 's territory "from the perspective of history, geography and international law," ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao said.

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Taiwan, France to cooperate on Internet of Things

Paris, Sept. 12 Taiwan and France will work together to develop the Internet of Things in a bid to explore business opportunities in growing applications within the potentially massive industry, a ranking Taiwanese economics official said Friday.

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Taiwan ranks 3rd in Asia-Pacific in creative productivity: ADB

Taipei, Sept. 13 Taiwan ranks third among 22 Asia-Pacific economies in creative productivity, showing particular strength in human capital, according to a report published by the Asian Development Bank on Friday.

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