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2 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Rotary International president Gary Huang to visit Waynesboro

The president of Rotary International, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations, will soon recognize the work of the Rotary Club of Waynesboro during a visit to south central Pennsylvania.

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4 hrs ago | The China Post

Parents of French victim in Penghu crash landing touch down in Taiwan

Parents of one of the French victims who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week have arrived in Taiwan to handle the aftermath of their daughter's death.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News

5 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

Review: Lucy

Is there anything as free from the mundane restrictions of daily life as a well-made science fiction movie? Nothing in French action-thriller specialist Luc Besson's Lucy bears any resemblance to the real world, and that is what makes it so much fun.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, World News, Taiwan, New Orleans, LA

9 hrs ago | The China Post

Ex-head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in Washington fails polygraph test: MND

The Ministry of National Defense yesterday confirmed that the former head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in the United States had failed to pass a required polygraph test.

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14 hrs ago | National Public Radio

In 'Ghost Month,' A Murder-Mystery Tour Of Taipei

In Taiwan, August is the month ghosts return from the afterlife. Linda Wertheimer talks to author Ed Lin about his mystery Ghost Month, set largely in the night markets and food stalls of Taipei.

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15 hrs ago | DigiTimes

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise PC replacement trend

President of Acer Taiwan Tony Huang has recently pointed out that the company saw strong demand from large enterprises for replacing their existing PCs in the first half of the year in Taiwan, while Asustek Computer president Kevin Lin noted that the replacement trend triggered by the end of support for Windows XP's will last into the second half ... (more)

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Taiwan, World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Inter Press Service

For Many Asian LGBT Youth, Homophobia Starts at Home

Two marchers in Taiwan`s 11th annual LGBT Pride March in Taipei City Oct. 26 affirm that "I am proud to be gay; I'm not a sex refugee!" Credit: Dennis Engbarth/IPS - To teenagers, running away can seem like the easiest answer to problems at home, but for Alex* it was his only option when his family refused to accept that he identified himself as a ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Gay/Lesbian, Family, Teenagers, Transgender

Suria

Elva Hsiao admits new love with...

Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao poses during an unveiling ceremony for her Elva X Molly doll in Taipei, Taiwan, 26 July 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Entertainment

Christian Science Monitor

Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters - and snorkelers

An employee looks at the moisture separator reheater in the turbine building during a media tour at the yet-to-be-completed Taipower Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Gongliao, New Taipei City, May 14, 2013.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

The China Post

Farglory chairman defends against bribery charges

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung yesterday told local media reporters that he was forced and demanded by former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen - a senior Farglory executive - to give a bribe to Yeh via intermediary Tsai to secure an affordable public housing project in Bade District of Taoyuan County.

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The China Post

Protest staged in Taipei against US, Israel over Gaza conflict

Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Taipei yesterday to voice opposition to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that have reportedly caused over 1,000 deaths, mostly civilian, and urged the United States to stop its military assistance to Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Taiwan, Palestinian Territories

The China Post

TRA catenary severed, delaying over 10,000 passengers

A catenary wire on the Taiwan Railways Administration east to west main line was reported severed yesterday, causing a mass delay to over 10,000 passengers who complained angrily to the TRA.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Taiwan, World News

New York Daily News

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council members travel to Taiwan

As Mayor de Blasio returned to New York, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito headed out of town - landing Monday for a six-day trip to Taiwan with five other Council members.

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Yahoo!

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum row

Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan, World News

Daily Times

Ex-military attache at Taiwan US mission under scrutiny : July 28, 2014,

TAIPEI A senior Taiwanese military officer who served at the island's de facto US embassy has been placed under investigation after failing a lie detector test, the defence ministry said Monday.

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NCKU Set Up Business Entrepreneurship to Benefit Student Startups

National Cheng Kung University , southern Taiwan, announced the official launch of NCKU Comprehensive University Business Entrepreneurship at a press conference in Taipei on July 20. NCKU, with great collaboration efforts across academia and industry, has set up NCKU CUBE, an entrepreneur initiative, to provide necessary support and resources ... (more)

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Asia News Network

TAIPEI: More stray animals being adopted in Taiwan this year

Over 25,000 stray dogs and cats were adopted across Taiwan between January and June, boosting the adoption rate higher than the same period last year, the Council of Agriculture was quoted by a local news outlet yesterday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Merinews

A visit to Bangkok in 1982

After returning from Nara we had just a couple of days in Tokyo during which the only outing was to the outlet of Mikimoto Pearls.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Home Gardening, Home

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's comics artists find a new perspective

Hong Kong has a great comics heritage but plunging sales have seen mainstream genres give way to more diverse alternatives, writes Christopher DeWolf A combine photo of Tony Wong Yuk-long's Little Rascals and Drunken Master.

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South China Morning Post

London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

Curating a celebration of Chinese films in London meant working with government officials and rights holders on the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, writes James Mottram It's a weekend afternoon at London's BFI Southbank.

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Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, World News, China, Asia, Shaolin, Bollywood, Taiwan

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