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Taiwan steps up probe into train accident; seeks arrest warrant for construction site manager

Taiwan has sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident in which at least 51 people died. The crash, Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades, occurred after an express train hit a truck that had slid down an embankment next to the track from […]

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Taiwan: Nearly 50 killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel

At least fifty people were killed and dozens more were injured after a train carrying nearly 500 crashed and then derailed in a tunnel in Taiwan. The eight carriage train reportedly hit a construction vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel’s mouth. Rescuers combed badly damaged carriages inside the tunnel to find survivors, […]

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Two Taiwanese Air Force F-5E jets drown in the Pacific Ocean after mid-air collision

A Taiwanese air force pilot has been killed and another is missing after their fighter jets disappeared in a suspected mid-air collision off the island’s southern coast, officials said. The two F-5E jets disappeared from radar at about 3pm some 2.6km off the coast of rural southern Pingtung County, the National Rescue Command Centre said. It […]

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‘Taiwan independence means war’: China toughens language towards Taiwan

China warned Taiwan of ‘war’ on Thursday after stepping up military activities near the island to respond to provocation and foreign interference. Taiwan, claimed by China as its territory, reported multiple Chinese fighter jets and bombers entering the island’s south-western air defence identification zone over the weekend. “The military activities carried out by the Chinese […]

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Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes

Taiwan reported a large incursion by Chinese warplanes for the second straight day. Taiwan’s defence ministry said eight Chinese bomber planes capable of carrying nuclear weapons, four fighter jets and one anti-submarine aircraft entered its self-declared south-western air defence identification zone on Saturday. On Sunday 12 fighters, two anti-submarine aircraft and a reconnaissance plane violated […]