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Jeremy Lin Hurt in Nets' Season Opener... +
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Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun tipped as potential Taipei mayoral candidate... +
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Eye-, voice-operated assistive devices developed in Taiwan to help paralyzed patients... +
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TSMC posts earnings per share of NT$3.47 in Q3, the highest for a quarter this year... +
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Doubts over Defense Ministry's response to Japanese fighter interception... +
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Changing Taiwan's Time Zone?... +
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This year's National Games offer new spin on competition's trophies... +
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US decries abuses in Myanmar, seeks accountability... +

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday condemned reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, saying those responsible perhaps the Burmese military would be held accountable....

 2017-10-19 16:34 

Taipei Times

Taiwan, democracy and defense... +

President Tsai Ing-wen () devoted a considerable portion of her Double Ten National Day address on Tuesday last week to Taiwans military. She gave her comments pride of place in the section of the address on Safeguarding Taiwans Democracy and Freedom....

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Three arrested over suspected dumping of colleague's body... +

A Taiwanese man and two Indonesians have been arrested for illegally dumping the body of a deceased colleague last month in Chiayi Countys Shueishang Township (), police said on Wednesday....

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US' UNESCO withdrawal presents an opportunity... +

On Oct. 12, the US formally notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova that it would withdraw from the organization as an official member state. The US would in the future participate as an observer state....

 2017-10-19 16:33 

Taipei Times

Mexico quake hit rich and poor alike... +

The earthquake that hit Mexico on Sept. 19 did not discriminate in its destruction, leveling homes in rich and poor neighborhoods alike....

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Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies... +

The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief on Wednesday across Canada....

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Xi to push unification: academic... +

Chinese President Xi Jinpings () comments at the Chinese Communist Partys (CCP) 19th National Congress indicate that Beijing is planning to ramp up unification efforts, Tamkang University Institute of China Studies professor Chao Chun-shan () said yesterd...

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Man convicted in plot to behead blogger... +

A man who authorities said fell under the influence of the Islamic State group was on Wednesday convicted of plotting to behead a conservative US blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest....

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Taipei Times

Ji takes three-stroke Swinging Skirts lead... +

Ji Eun-hee yesterday carded a six-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead after the rainy first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship....

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Hazard secures 3-3 draw for Chelsea against Roma... +

Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a UEFA Champions League thriller against AS Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all won....

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Fall in insect numbers an 'ecological Armageddon'... +

The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists....

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TSMC expecting quarterly growth of 10 percent for Q4... +

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ) yesterday said revenue would grow at a quarterly pace of 10 percent this quarter to an all-time high, fueled by the brisk demand for chips made on its advanced 10 nanometer (nm) process technology....

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Private land auction draft bill finalized... +

The Cabinet and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators yesterday finalized a draft bill that would allow the government to auction vacant private land in industrial parks in a bid to solve an industrial land shortage....

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Taipei Times

Lawmakers pan KMT for avoiding ROC references in congratulatory CCP letter... +

Legislators yesterday criticized the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) for avoiding references to the Republic of China (ROC) in its congratulatory letter to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ahead of its 19th National Congress....

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The US calls on Taipei, Beijing to settle differences... +

The US on Wednesday called on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to conduct constructive dialogue to settle their differences, after Chinese President Xi Jinping () again emphasized the so-called 1992 consensus as Beijings basis for cross-strait talks....

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Gymnast reveals abuse by team doctor... +

Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the Me Too movement, on Wednesday revealed that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar....

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Body of missing protester might have been found... +

Argentine investigators think they have found the body of a protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations demanding the government find him alive, officials said on Wednesday....

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Taipei Times

Chinese, N Korean distrust grows... +

There has been much pessimism about North Korea giving up its ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. The escalating nuclear crisis has become a serious test of the US and Chinas capacity to solve the regional security problems of the 21st century....

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Cabinet extends ministry merger act until 2020... +

The Executive Yuan yesterday announced it has extended a law to reorganize the Cabinet by two years to 2020, by which time a number of government agencies are expected to be merged, upgraded or abolished....

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Taipei Times

Geoengineers must consider poor nations' fears... +

As a child during Ethiopias deadly famine of 1984, Addis Ababa University geology professor Asfawossen Kassaye remembers watching people from the countryside flock to his town, desperately looking for food after a drought devastated their fields....

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Culture minister denies bid in Taipei mayoral election... +

Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun () yesterday said she does not have any intention to run for Taipei mayor after lawmakers and media reports suggested her possible candidacy....

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Radical Russian artist charged over bank blaze... +

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner on Wednesday were charged with torching the facade of a Paris branch of Frances central bank and placed in pretrial detention, a legal source said....

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Taipei Times

Baez homers twice as Cubs defeat LA... +

Javier Baez on Wednesday night snapped a zero-for-20 post-season skid with two home runs and Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save as the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep by holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Game 4 of the National League Championship...

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Taipei Times

Madrid ready to revoke Catalonia's autonomy... +

The Spanish government yesterday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonias leader to declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the regions semi-autonomous powers...

 2017-10-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Independence camp making gains... +

There was a time when the term pro-independence was considered a synonym for radicals, outdatedness and irrelevance, similar to most peoples image of the pro-unification camp nowadays....

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China says firms welcome CCP cells... +

Foreign companies in China have welcomed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to set up cells in their firms, a senior official said yesterday, though some executives have expressed concern about the partys growing role in their operations....

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Cancer linked to herbal remedies... +

Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a new study said on Wednesday....

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Trump accused of disrespecting grief... +

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday was snarled in fresh controversy after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family....

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Uranus and the Orionid shower liven up the sky... +

Skywatchers in central and southern Taiwan have a good chance of being treated to two major celestial events this weekend, thanks to fair weather conditions and low interference from a crescent moon....

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Australia's top spy says foreign meddling increasing... +

Foreign powers are waging an extensive, unrelenting campaign of espionage and meddling in Australia, notably targeting ethnic and religious minorities, the countrys spy chief warned yesterday....

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IC to be installed in identity cards... +

Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong () yesterday said the government plans to introduce national identity cards with integrated circuits (IC) within one year....

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Kinmen residents urged to return for plebiscite... +

Anti-gambling activists and representatives from various religious groups yesterday urged Kinmen residents to return home and vote no to legalized gambling in a referendum scheduled for Saturday next week....

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Taipei Times

Ardern gets kingmaker's nod to lead New Zealand... +

New Zealands Jacinda Ardern has gone from rank outsider to prime minister-elect in less than three months, although she did not reach the top job in the manner most pundits expected....

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Shell opens its first UK electric charging points... +

Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Wednesday opened its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, part of the oil giants efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles....

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Committee backs officer extensions... +

The Legislative Yuans Foreign and National Defense Committee yesterday completed an initial review of amendments that would extend the maximum length of service for all field-grade officers....

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Taipei Times

US wants stronger India ties to counter PRC's rise: Tillerson... +

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said before a visit to India next week that the administration of US President Donald Trump wants to dramatically deepen cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of negative Chines...

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Taipei Times

Harden leads Rockets to 105-100 win over Kings... +

James Harden had 27 points and nine assists as the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season, despite playing this one without Chris Paul, beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on Wednesday night....

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Taipei Times

G7 to put squeeze on Internet giants at terrorism talks... +

Tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter are to come under pressure in Italy this week to go further and faster in helping G7 powers tackle the ever-greater threat of extremists online....

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Taipei Times

Samsung upgrading Bixby, opening it up to developers for more devices... +

Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday announced that it is upgrading its Bixby digital assistant and making it available for a range of connected devices, setting up a clash with Amazon.com Incs Alexa and others competing for leadership in artificial intell...

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Taipei Times

FEATURE: Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss... +

Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost caus...

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Canberra signals an easier English test for immigrants... +

The Australian government yesterday said it was prepared to relax its proposed English-language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship through parliament....

 2017-10-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Lack of government guarantees concerns lawmakers... +

Lawmakers at a meeting of the legislatures Finance Committee yesterday raised concerns about the lack of government guarantees as the nations financial sector heeds the New Southbound Policy, as Taiwan does not have official diplomatic ties with the 18 co...

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Taipei Times

Automakers say aluminum from Kobe Steel okay... +

Three Japanese automakers yesterday confirmed the safety of aluminum components made by Kobe Steel Ltd, allaying some concerns that Kobes falsified quality data had compromised the safety of the products....

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