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2 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

Former Taoyuan County deputy chief and tycoon indicted

Former Taoyuan County Vice Magistrate Ye Shi-wen and Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung were indicted Friday for alleged corruption involving low-cost housing projects.

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6 hrs ago | The China Post

Kinmen magistrate questioned over KKL scandal

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Kuomintang Kinmen Magistrate Lee Wo-shih and his wife Su Feng-ying yesterday morning were summoned by the Kinmen District Prosecutors Office over their alleged involvement in a scandal involving Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc. , Firich Enterprises Co.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The China Post

Two French nationals killed in airline tragedy

France's representative office in Taiwan yesterday confirmed that two French nationals were killed in a TransAsia Airways plane crash that occurred on the offshore island of Penghu Wednesday evening.

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Big News Network.com

Dozens killed as Taiwan plane crash lands

TAIPEI, Taiwan Majority of 54 passengers and four crew members travelling in a TransAsia turboprop plane were killed when it crash landed in a Taiwanese Island county Wednesday, officials said.

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South China Morning Post

Taiwan banks to double exposure to mainland over next few years

Taiwan lenders' risk on the mainland is concentrated at the biggest banks such as Taipei Fubon Bank, among others.

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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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AccuWeather.com

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 .

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Slate Magazine

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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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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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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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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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Forbes.com

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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Newkerala.com

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

THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

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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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Cincinnati.com

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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