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  • Japanese porn star Yui Hatano in two versions of travel cards -- "Angels" (L) and "Demons" -- pictured in undated photos released by EasyCard Corporation in Taiwan on September 1, 2015. - AFP
    Taiwan ‘porn star’ travel cards sell out amid controversy

    TAIPEI – Thousands of prepaid travel cards featuring a popular Japanese porn star sold out in a matter of hours in Taipei on Tuesday, despite a groundswell of objection from women’s groups and politicians. All 30,000 commuter cards featuring Yui Hatano were sold by 4:18 am local time after going on sale at midnight, the

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  • People walk against strong winds as Typhoon Soudelor approaches Taiwan in Taipei. Photo: Reuters
    Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six dead

    TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan – A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six. Four people were missing and 101 were injured, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled and more than 9,900 people were evacuated from their

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  • Shut Wrong Engine Caused Taiwan Plane Crashed

    Pilot shut down the plane last engine caused the crashed. Taiwan’s aviation regulator has released data showing the pilot of a TransAsia plane which crashed in Taipei had switched off the working engine after the other lost power. Forty-three people died, including the pilot and co-pilot, when the ATR 72-600 aircraft, which can fly with

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  • Singaporean among injured in explosion

    SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman was among the hundreds of partygoers injured during a fire on June 27 at a Taiwan water amusement park. The woman was identified as Megan Loy on a list published by the New Taipei City Government on its website. The list also identified her as “seriously injured”. The Singapore Trade Office

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    More than 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park party

    TAIPEI –  Coloured powder caught fire in a park in Taiwan’s New Taipei city on Saturday night (June 27), injuring more than 500 people at a themed party. The number of people injured rose to 516 on Sunday, government officials said, with more than 180 still in intensive care.  The injured included four mainland Chinese and two foreigners. An

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