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 2019-06-25 16:20 

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BTS fans get chance to manage idols in game...

A million fans of K-pop boy band BTS have signed up to have the singers at their fingertips when a mobile game about them is released this week, according to reports....

 2019-06-25 16:19 

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Church documents reveal Puli history...

The Nantou County Cultural Heritage Association has discovered artifacts that have been kept at Ailan Presbyterian Church in Nantou County's Puli Township () for more than a century....

 2019-06-25 16:19 

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Environmentalist promotes reed straw use...

An environmentalist in Pingtung County is promoting the use of drinking straws made from reeds as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws....

 2019-06-25 16:19 

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Wang gives Terry Gou campaign advice...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wang Jin-pyng () yesterday said he had met with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co founder Terry Gou () and advised him to work on promoting his platform....

 2019-06-25 16:19 

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Qatar's future bright after tough Copa America debut...

Qatar may have fallen at the first hurdle in their South American adventure, but the 2022 World Cup hosts showed enough in Brazil to suggest that the future is bright for the Maroons....

 2019-06-25 16:19 

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Report gives renovation costs for Harry's home...

The cost of renovating the new home of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, was 2.4 million (US$3.06 million), Buckingham Palace said yesterday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Cup heats up as US and Sweden reach quarters...

Megan Rapinoe on Monday scored two penalties as defending champions the US beat Spain to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final against hosts France at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with Sweden joining them in the last eight....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Singapore probing drone disruptions...

Drones buzzing around Singapore's Changi Airport have caused 63 flights to be delayed or diverted in the past week, triggering an investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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US moves children after bad treatment exposed...

The US government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Nissan Motor Co overhaul approved by shareholders...

Nissan Motor Co shareholders yesterday approved an overhaul intended to strengthen governance at the crisis-hit Japanese automaker, which is still reeling from the Carlos Ghosn scandal and tensions with French partner Renault SA....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Merida to expand German unit...

Bicycle maker Merida Industry Co () plans to invest 12 million euros (US$13.66 million) expanding its German subsidiary to an annual output of 90,000 units in three years, as sales of electric bicycles rise steadily....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Revenue in retail, F&B set record...

Revenue in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sectors last month reached record highs as domestic demand grew at a steady pace, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Monday....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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China's increasing wealth changing how people die...

Chronic illnesses like strokes, heart problems and lung cancer became the top causes of premature death in China over the past three decades, according to a new study showing health trends that increasingly resemble the US and other advanced nations....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Ukraine walks out of European body as Russia returns...

The Ukrainian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on yesterday walked out in protest after Russian lawmakers were allowed to return to the human rights body five years after the annexation of Crimea....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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India mulls incentives for firms moving from China...

India is mulling offering incentives to attract companies moving out of China amid the trade dispute with the US, a person familiar with the development said....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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SE Asian languages to be taught in nation's schools...

Teachers and materials in seven Southeast Asian languages are to be provided for students nationwide, demonstrating that Taiwan is a multicultural and multiethnic nation, the Ministry of Education said yesterday....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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FEATURE: Nicaraguan cigars become premium...

From "rich and full-bodied" to "complex with hints of licorice," aficionados exhaust the lexicon to capture the essence of Nicaragua's most highly prized produce — not wine, but cigars, which are especially popular in the US....

 2019-06-25 16:18 

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Taiwanese should prepare for lengthy war...

As late as a few months ago, there were mournful predictions of eventual — and destined — absorption of Taiwan by China. Washington's geopolitical punditry has since done a 180; now it clamors for an independent Taiwan to anchor the so-cal...

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Taiwan's Hsieh outlasts Italy's Giorgi...

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei on Monday battled into the second round of the Nature Valley International on the grass courts in Eastbourne, England, while second seed Karolina Pliskova was just happy not to have her twin sister on the other side of the net as...

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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IPOs down on trade dispute fears...

Only six companies launched initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in the first half of the year, half as many as during the same period last year, international consulting firm Ernst & Young said at a media briefing in Taipei yester...

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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EVA accuses union of withholding IDs...

EVA Airways Corp () yesterday accused the Taoyuan Flight Attendants' Union of withholding about 100 flight attendants' IDs to stop them from ending their participation in a strike — a charge that the union denied....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Solomons plans tour to review Taiwan ties...

The Solomon Islands, one of Taiwan's remaining allies in the Pacific, is sending a delegation this week to study Chinese aid in neighboring countries as it considers a diplomatic switch to Beijing, lawmaker John Moffat Fugui said on Monday....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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QuadrigaCX founder stole funds before his death: auditor...

A trustee's audit of bankrupt Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has discovered that its late founder siphoned millions of dollars from clients, and spent it on himself and his wife....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Racial diversity in fashion should not be just a trend, Naomi Campbell says...

Racial diversity in fashion has improved in recent years, but the industry must not treat it like a catwalk trend, British model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Japan coach Moriyasu says exit a learning experience...

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said his team would learn from their Copa America heartbreak after missing out on a place in the quarter-finals following Monday's 1-1 draw with Ecuador....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Scores ill, schools closed in Malaysia over fumes...

Scores of people have fallen ill and hundreds of schools have been closed in Malaysia due to toxic fumes believed to have come from a chemical factory, authorities said yesterday....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Students to push conservation with play...

A group of students who last year made headlines after locating the Japanese owner of a camera that they found on a beach in Yilan County are to visit Japan next month to promote marine conservation through a puppet play....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Cambodia charges four Chinese over collapse...

A court in Cambodia yesterday said that four Chinese nationals have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Dutch probing huge emergency phone outage...

The Netherlands was yesterday investigating the source of a massive telephone network breakdown that disabled the nation's emergency numbers....

 2019-06-25 16:17 

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Three indicted for illicit currency trade services...

The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office yesterday indicted the owner of a Taipei-based company and two accountants after an investigation implicated them in illegal currency trading, mainly catering to local firms transferring money to China and other...

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Hong Kong quartet ask Tsai to support territory...

Four Hong Kongers yesterday gathered outside the Presidential Office Building in Taipei to call on President Tsai Ing-wen () to speak up for those protesting a proposed extradition bill for the territory....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Wafer Works eyes capacity expansion, sees Q4 recovery...

Wafer Works Corp (), the world's sixth-largest silicon wafer manufacturer, yesterday said that it plans to build a new 12-inch wafer production line to cope with demand and enhance its competitiveness....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Stiffer drunk driving fines, other policies take effect Monday...

New government measures — from heavier fines for drunk driving to vinegar labeling — are scheduled to take effect on Monday....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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EDITORIAL: Still no action on refugee act...

On World Refugee Day on Thursday last week, lawmakers and civic groups issued a reminder that Taiwan still does not have a refugee act....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Naib fumes over sloppy Afghanistan after Cup defeat...

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib slammed his side's sloppy fielding in their 62-run World Cup defeat against Bangladesh on Monday....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Huawei-US clash mars China's biggest mobile forum...

The US blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co () and other top Chinese tech companies is making it trickier for some mobile industry professionals to get down to business....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Five endangered eastern black rhinos translocated from Europe to Rwanda...

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were on Monday transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park....

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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Japan says Trump reassures Tokyo he will stick with security accord...

US President Donald Trump yesterday reassured Japan he was committed to a military treaty that both nations have described as a cornerstone of security in Asia, a Japanese government spokesman said, after a media report said Trump had spoken privately abo...

 2019-06-25 16:16 

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LGBT+ news coverage still evolving 50 years after Stonewall...

During the 1969 series of riots that followed a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, the New York Daily News headlined a story that quickly became infamous: "Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees are Stinging Mad."...

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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New maritime link with China stokes fears of diseases...

A maritime transport route between Kaohsiung and Wenzhou. China, was launched yesterday, triggering criticism that it could lead to the importation of porcine diseases just as Taiwan is close to being declared "foot-and-mouth disease free" status ...

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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HK activists crowdfund for voice at G20...

Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (US$640,500) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Chinese banks in US sanctions probe...

A US judge has found three large Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in a probe into North Korean sanctions breaches, the Washington Post reported, adding that one of them could lose access to the US financial system....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Han faces challenge from Kaohsiung high-schoolers...

As Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu () ratchets up his Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential primary bid, he is running into opposition from an unexpected quarter: high-school students in the city....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Vietnam court gives US man 12 years in prison...

A Vietnamese court has sentenced an American to 12 years in jail for what was described as an attempt to overthrow the communist government....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Ko expects attacks from DPP, KMT ahead of elections...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () yesterday said that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) were likely to launch smear campaigns against him, branding him "China's bootlicker" ahead of next year's presiden...

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Tsai hails launch as Taiwan space tech milestone...

President Tsai Ing-wen () yesterday lauded the launch of Formosat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the US, as a milestone in the nation's space technology....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Southeast Asian authorities accused of trading exiled advocates...

Three Thai policemen in January approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to Thailand....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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New sanctions outrageous and idiotic, Tehran says...

Iran yesterday sharply criticized new US sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations....

 2019-06-25 16:15 

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Better data needed to fight worms...

A day with no articles on the status of the fall armyworm infestation brings news that suggests we are ready to go into a panic phase: "The Council of Agriculture yesterday launched a new round of compulsory measures to prevent the spread of fall army...

 2019-06-25 16:14 

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Huawei's US research arm builds separate identity...

The US-based research arm of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd () — Futurewei Technologies Inc — has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the US government last month put Huawei on a trade blacklist, two people...

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