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Local news for Taipei, Taiwan continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | The China Post

Investigators retrieve black boxes

Investigators from the Aviation Safety Council yesterday recovered the two black boxes of crashed TransAsia Airways passenger plane GE222.


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3 hrs ago |

Matmo Brings Flooding Rainfall, Damaging Winds to China, Taiwan

Matmo made landfall along the east coast of Taiwan Tuesday night, local time, with winds over 160 kph .


Related Topix: Weather, World News, China, Asia, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Taiwan

3 hrs ago | Slate Magazine


The first living thing we see in Luc Besson's Lucy is the original Lucy, the female Australopithecus afarensis whose skeleton constitutes one of the oldest and most complete specimens of humanity's first ancestors.


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7 hrs ago | Suria

Shu Qi, Lin Chi-ling attend Vivian Hsu`s...

Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu and her husband Sean Lee, CEO of Marco Polo Marine, pose at their wedding banquet in Taipei, Taiwan, 23 July 2014.


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8 hrs ago | KRCR

World's coolest bookstores

Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.


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12 hrs ago | Nikkei Net Interactive

Newcomers mount 4G challenge in Taiwan

Taiwan's three largest mobile operators are poised to maintain their dominance as the island belatedly moves to fourth generation phone services, but there could still be surprises as they face off against competition from new entrants with strong track records in other industries.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Japan Times

Tokyo sought Taipei's silence on Senkakus in return for U.N. seat

Japan in 1971 asked Taiwan to refrain from pressing its claim to the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in return for backing Taipei's efforts to maintain its seat at the United Nations, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified on Thursday.


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Taiwan Billionaire Clan Goes Global -- And Not In Tech

Steven Pan has built the Formosa International Hotels of Taipei into a one-of-kind success in a Taiwan economy famous for electronics manufacturing.


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WFIE-TV Evansville

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 48

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


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Typhoon-hit Taifong Open golf reduced to 54 holes

The $160,000 Taifong Open golf tournament has been reduced to 54 holes with the first round starting Friday following inclement weather caused by Typhoon Matmo, which hit Chinese Taipei Wednesday.


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The China Post

With typhoon in town, department stores open late

Most department stores in Taiwan decided to open their doors a few hours later than normal on Wednesday as many parts of the island were still feeling the effects of Typhoon Matmo.


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The China Post

Taipei City restored quickly after Matmo departs: Mayor Hau

The damages in Taipei City will be repaired and everything restored by 6 p.m., announced Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin yesterday after Typhoon Matmo swept into Northern Taiwan.


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Wenatchee World

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead



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International Business Times

Another Aviation Disaster: Taiwan Plane Crashes, Passengers Aboard Feared Dead [PHOTO]

As the world continues to mourn for the family of the passengers aboard that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, another aviation disaster happened on July 23 near Magong Airport in Taiwan.


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TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, at least 40 dead

Over 40 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed Wednesday while making an emergency landing in bad weather in the Penghu Islands off the coast of Taiwan.


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Taiwan Plane Crash: At Least 51 Reportedly Dead As TransAsia Plane...

A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.


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The Independent

TransAsia Airways plane crash kills 51 in Taiwan

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Typhoon Matmo leaves 6 injured in Taiwan

Matmo moved out into the Taiwan Straits early Wednesday morning, leaving 13 injured but no deaths according to official tallies, while 200,000 households were stuck without electricity.


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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBC News

China braces for 2nd typhoon in as many weeks

A couple hold their umbrella while walking against strong winds as Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan, in Taipei on Wednesday.


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The China Post

Leak of Cheng's official indictment sparks concern from TSU lawmaker

Taiwan Solidarity Union lawmaker Chou Ni-An said yesterday that the official written statement charging Cheng Chieh with homicide has been leaked to the media, causing a serious invasion of the victims' and their families' privacy.


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