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42 min ago | Scientific Blogging

Matmo: Taiwan's Typhoon Deluge

How much? The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite orbits the Earth and provides coverage over the tropics.

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3 hrs ago | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones dad to pick her up

The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

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8 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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12 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated

A relative, left, of a victim in the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crash cries during a funeral service on the Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The China Post

CTBC Charity Foundation donates Heart Bus to Taipei

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin yesterday hosted a donation acceptance press conference in which the mayor received the Heart Bus from the CTBC Charity Foundation on behalf of the Taipei City Government.

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Wall Street Journal

Short-Changing Taiwan's Market

Taiwan wants to become an international financial center, but its regulators keep undermining that ambition.

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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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South China Morning Post

Couple who survived Taiwan air crash tell how they rescued schoolgirl

The scene where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24. Photo: AFP Military couple Tsai Pei-ju and Yen Wan-ju were on their way back to the navy base on Penghu Island where they are stationed when they boarded flight GE222 at Kaohsiung International Airport.

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South China Morning Post

Why let doomed plane fly in storm? Authorities in Taiwan under fire

Bereaved relatives of passengers killed when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on Taiwan's resort island of Penghu on Wednesday night have one question: who gave the go-ahead for it to take off in bad weather? Forty-eight people died when the ATR-72 twin-engine turboprop short-haul plane, carrying 54 passengers and four crew members, ploughed into ... (more)

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KRAV-FM Tulsa

After 20 minutes, 'Lucy' script stops living up to Scarlett Johansson's potential

Le schlockmeister Luc Besson has no beef with men and guns, or he wouldn't have made the "Transporter" movies with Jason Statham .

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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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Inhabitat

Artist Weaves Together Massive Basket-like Bamboo Tunnel for Australian Music Festival

A big challenge at music festivals is finding shelter from the heat and sun, but a sprawling bamboo art installation gave attendees at last year's Woodwork Folk Festival plenty of shade to stand under.

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DigiTimes

Han's Laser and Goodfeel to attend Touch Taiwan 2014

China's largest laser equipment maker Han's Laser and sapphire processing player Goodfeel Technology will attend Touch Taiwan 2014, August 27-29 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.

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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

Asia News Network

FUZHOU/ BEIJING: Typhoon Matmo wreaks havoc in Fujian, Taiwan with huge rainfall

Typhoon Matmo, the 10th typhoon to hit China's coast this year, struck Fujian province on Wednesday after slamming Taiwan with heavy downpours and leaving 10 injured on the island.

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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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KFVS12

Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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Reuters

Fitch: Taiwanese Banks' China Exposure to Double by 2016

Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Taiwanese BanksA a a Exposure to China here TAIPEI, July 23 Fitch Ratings in a report released today forecasts Taiwanese banks' aggregate gross China exposure to almost double to 13% of system assets by 2016, driven by short-term trade finance and openings of banks' subsidiaries in China.

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The Plain Dealer

Arizona cleared to proceed with execution; 47 killed in Taiwan plane...

A relative of a passenger on the Taiwan domestic TransAsia Airways flight GE222 that crashed on the Taiwan island of Penghu, reacts at the flight's departure airport in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

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