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Taiwan quake toll rises to 14 as bodies pulled from rubble

Taiwan quake toll rises to 14 as bodies pulled from rubble

The toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan rose to 14 Saturday as rescuers searching for a missing family of Chinese tourists discovered two more bodies in a partially toppled building.

Rescue dog hailed a hero after finding Taiwan quake survivors

Rescue dog hailed a hero after finding Taiwan quake survivors

Agencies reported that the dog discovered one survivor who had been trapped in the rubble for 15 hours, and another person who subsequently died.

Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 ...

Taiwan rescuers scour tilting buildings after quake kills 7

Taiwan rescuers scour tilting buildings after quake kills 7

Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people and injured more than 250.

Four killed, 85 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

Four killed, 85 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 85 people missing after a strong earthquake killed at least four...

Two dead, more than 100 injured in Taiwan earthquake

Two dead, more than 100 injured in Taiwan earthquake

A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of taiwan has left two dead and more than 100 injured after buildings were toppled and a hotel collapsed.

Poland smashes Polish-Taiwanese fraud gang

Poland smashes Polish-Taiwanese fraud gang

Poland has smashed an international fraudster gang after arresting 48 Taiwanese and two Poles who extorted some €1.8mn ($2.3mn) in a year from Chinese nationals, prosecutors said on Thursday.

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

China's sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island's defence ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival.

Taiwan court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

Taiwan court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying ‘harmful’ waste, official sources said Sunday.

Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'

Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'

A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties.

Taiwan says it was shut out of UN climate talks due to China pressure

Taiwan says it was shut out of UN climate talks due to China pressure

Taiwan's environment minister was prevented from attending an annual UN climate meeting even with credentials as a non-governmental participant because of pressure from China, the island said.