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At least four killed, 145 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 145 people missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight. At least four people were killed and 225 injured in the quake that hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, officials said. T...


China demands public apology from Delta for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

Chinas aviation authority on Friday said it had asked Delta Air Lines to investigate why Taiwan and Tibet were listed as countries on its website, and demanded an immediate and public apology. Civil Aviation Administration of China said on its website it would require all foreign airlines operating routes to China to conduct comprehensive investigation of their websites, apps and customer-relat...


Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call
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Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of cautious US diplomacy to speak with the president of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China. It was not immediately clear whether Trumps telephone call with President Tsai Ing-wen marked a deliberate pivot away from Washingtons official One China stance. Beijings Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Hong Kongs Phoenix TV on Satu...


Trump tumbles on rich list, down $800 mln: Forbes
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Trump tumbles on rich list, down $800 mln: Forbes

It seems running for president is hurting Donald Trumps finances big time. The Republican nominees fortune fell $800 million last year sending him tumbling 35 spots on a list of richest Americans, Forbes said Tuesday. The business magazine said the New York real estate mogul is worth $3.7 billion -- down from an estimated $4.5 billion in March -- and just over a third of the $10 billion that T...


32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. A rescue operation was underway in Sucun village in Chinas Zhejiang province, south of the financial hub of Shanghai, after it was hit by a landslide on Wednesday evening, leaving 26 missing, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Another six...


Journalist 'suspended for her accessories' in China

A TV journalist in China who was photographed wearing sunglasses and holding an umbrella to shelter from the sun has been suspended from her job. The unnamed journalist was photographed while conducting an interview in Xiamen city on efforts to help the city recover from Typhoon Meranti. Her appearance was a stark contrast to the volunteers she was interviewing as they helped clean up after ...


8 people dead after typhoon that hit China, Taiwan
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8 people dead after typhoon that hit China, Taiwan

At least eight people have been reported dead after a powerful typhoon lashed much of southeastern China and Taiwan. Chinas Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday updated the number of deaths to seven as a result of Typhoon Meranti, which struck Fujian province early Thursday. Nine people in China are still missing. Taiwanese authorities reported that one person died in the storm. According ...


Typhoon Meranti slams China after battering Taiwan

The super typhoon, with gusts of up to 227km/h (141 mph), killed one person and left half a million homes without power in Taiwan. It made landfall near Chinas south-eastern city of Xiamen on Thursday morning, having lost some power. Dozens of flights and train services in southern China have been cancelled and tens of thousands of people evacuated. It is the strongest typhoon to hit Taiw...


Brothers on world bicycle tour to protect environment, fight HIV/AIDS

Inspired to do something for protecting environment and fighting against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Amrit and Ajit Baral, two brothers from Baidam-6 of Pokhara, united to embark on a cycling journey across the world back in September of 2015. Amrit, 29, is a medical doctor by profession, while Ajit, 27, is an environmental activist. They are using the trip to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention and envir...


Poop-themed dessert cafe opens in Canada

Smells good! A novel poop-themed dessert cafe is set to open in Canada that will offer an all-brown menu in the shape of human stools. Poop Cafe Dessert Bar is set to open in Koreatown in Toronto mid-August. Im trying to make poop cute, owner Lien Nguyen, who first came across the concept while visiting her mother in Taiwan a couple years ago, told The Toronto Star. We checked out a toile...


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