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8 people dead after typhoon that hit China, Taiwan

8 people dead after typhoon that hit China, Taiwan

Sep 16, – China’s 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. At least eight people have been reported dead after a powerful typhoon lashed much of southeastern China and Taiwan. […]

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Taiwan bus bursts into flames, killing 26, including 24 tourists from China

Taiwan bus bursts into flames, killing 26, including 24 tourists from China

July 19, – “The fire moved very fast. All 26 died,” Lu Jui-yao, an official with the National Highway Police Bureau, told reporters. The bus was carrying 24 tourists on an eight-day tour organised by a travel agency in China’s northeastern province of Liaoning, authorities said in a statement. The driver and the tour guide, […]

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Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59- 76 still missing

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59- 76 still missing

Feb 11, – The 16-story Weiguan Golden Dragon complex was the only building to collapse during Saturday’s magnitude-6.4 earthquake, which otherwise caused limited damage in the southern city of Tainan. The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble […]

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Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China- state media

Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China- state media

Aug 09, – Another three people are missing after the storm caused landslides in rural parts of eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local disaster relief officials. Typhoon Soudelor killed nine people in eastern China after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media […]

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China says it monitored defiant US bomber flights

China says it monitored defiant US bomber flights

Nov 27, – A Chinese Defense Ministry statement Wednesday said the planes were detected and monitored as they flew through the zone for two hours and 22 minutes. It said all aircraft flying through the zone would be monitored, but made no mention of a threat to take “defensive emergency measures” against noncompliant aircraft that […]

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Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Oct 17, – Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said search teams had recovered the bodies of 15 crash victims by the time their operations ended Thursday because of the strong current and darkness. He said they were unable to immediately identify them or their nationalities. Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy […]

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Philippines president vows to defend territory amid China Sea dispute

Philippines president vows to defend territory amid China Sea dispute

June12, MANILA, Philippines (AP) — He said in a speech marking the 115th anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain that the Philippines has not claimed territory that clearly belongs to another country but only asks that “our territory, rights and dignity be respected.” Philippine President Benigno Aquino III vowed Wednesday his country will not […]

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6.3-magnitude earthquake kills one in Taiwan

6.3-magnitude earthquake kills one in Taiwan

June 2, AP – A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan on Sunday, killing one person and violently shaking building in the capital Taipei, officials said. The powerful quake sent people running into the streets and was also felt in Hong Kong. The tremor hit at 1:43 pm (0543 GMT) centred 32 kilometres (20 miles) east […]

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Taiwan recalls its Philippines envoy to express “strong dissatisfaction” over fisherman’s death

Taiwan recalls its Philippines envoy to express “strong dissatisfaction” over fisherman’s death

May 15, AP – Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou (pictured above) on Wednesday froze the hiring of workers from the Philippines and recalled Taipei’s envoy to Manila. Taiwan has recalled its envoy to the Philippines and stopped issuing work visas to Filipinos to express “strong dissatisfaction” over the government in Manila’s handling of the death of […]

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