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Taiwan quake toll hits 35, 100 missing under tower

The death toll from an earthquake in southern Taiwan at the weekend climbed to 35 on Monday, with more than 100 people still listed as missing under a 17-storey building that collapsed and where all rescue efforts are being focused.

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120 people still trapped in Taiwan tower rubble

Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building.

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132 still trapped in quake-hit Taiwan tower

A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday. The total is much higher than authorit

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'Rebel' Madonna in Taiwan

US singer Madonna peforming at a concert in the Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan, on Feburary 6. Taipei is the first stop of the Australia-Southeast Asia leg of Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' tour. The tour began in Canada in September last y

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12 killed as powerful quake jolts Taiwan, building collapses

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials s

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Taiwan quake fells 17-storey apartment tower

A Taiwan quake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Tainan city on Saturday, and crews had so far rescued 123 people from the wreckage, a fire brigade official said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the

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Chinese airline passengers to start transiting Taiwan

Chinese passengers will be able to transit through Taiwan and fly onwards to a third destination starting Monday, signalling a step toward greater transportation links between the two political enemies. The plan had been discussed for y

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Taiwan to expand oil imports from Iran as sanctions end

Taiwan's refiners will increase crude imports from Iran this year, company spokesman said, paving the way for the sanctions-hit Opec producer to regain its market share in Asia.   The companies are likely to

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Taiwan set to make debut at Bahrain air show

Taiwan will take part in an air show in the Gulf for the first time with a 19-member delegation. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will lead the delegation consisting of five Taiwanese enterprises at the Bahrain Internatio

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Taiwan opposition wins presidency, China ties could suffer

Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential election on Saturday and pledged to maintain peace with China, which claims the island as its own, though vowed to firmly defend Taiwan'

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