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Friday, Sep 29

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63 dead or missing after Rohingya shipwreck

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A Rohingya refugee shipwreck has left 23 people dead and 40 missing in the Bay of Bengal, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday.

“Medal of Honor Recognizes Combat Veterans' Courage – and Patience”

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Two combat veterans of the Vietnam War are now receiving the Medal of Honor, which they fully deserve.

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TSMC picks Tainan for its 3nm fab

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan-based semiconductor foundry TSMC announced it will build its cutting-edge semiconductor fabrication plant in Tainan, ending speculation that it might skip Taiwan and invest in the U.S.

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Twitter finds more than 200 accounts linked to Russian propaganda

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Twitter identifies and blocks 201 suspected Russian-linked accounts connected to the spreading of false information in last year's US presidential election.

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'No ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar, security adviser tells UN

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Myanmar's national security adviser rejects allegations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing in the country, while the UN secretary general calls the Rohingya refugee crisis a "nightmare."

WHO rejects tobacco giant Philip Morris' anti-smoking foundation

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The World Health Organization on Thursday rejected an anti-smoking foundation endorsed by tobacco giant Philip Morris.

William Lai in hot water after 'pragmatic independence advocator' comment

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - William Lai in hot waters after 'pragmatic independence advocator' comment

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Tokyo Governor at center of political storm

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike who leads the new party Kibo no To is becoming the center of the political storm in the upcoming House of Representatives election.

Singapore is top choice for expats for third year: Poll

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The battle for top spot was tight, with Singapore narrowly beating Norway.

Beijing orders closure of North Korean companies in China

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Chinese government has ordered all North Korean companies in China to shut down within 120 days.

Thursday, Sep 28

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Why did North Korea fail to detect US bombers?

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Some analysts attributed Pyongyang's recent failure to detect US bombers due to the North's lack of power to operate the radar around the clock, while others suggested that the North could have activated the system,…

Japanese PM Abe dissolves lower house, clearing way for snap election

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dissolved the lower house of parliament, clearing the way for fresh elections.

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More than 122,000 people flee Bali volcano on eruption alert

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - More than 122,000 people on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have sought refuge in temporary shelters amid fears that the Mount Agung volcano will erupt soon.

Man regrets property shopping spree, claims buying disorder

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - When a man surnamed Wong asked for secrecy after he purchased seven homes and 14 parking spaces in two days in Kaohsiung, the realty developer assumed he to be a superrich client who wanted to stay low-key.

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Taipei councilor Lee Hsin dies in apparent suicide

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taipei City Councilor Lee Hsin died after falling off an apartment building early Thursday in an apparent suicide.

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Spain in existential crisis as Catalans set for 'illegal' referendum

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - An unauthorized ballot will soon ask "Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic," a question at the centre of one of the most serious constitutional crisis Spain has faced in…

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, has died aged 91.

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Singapore teen's US asylum request upheld after 10-month detention

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A US board has upheld Singaporean blogger Amos Yee's asylum request following a ten-month detention, according to a statement by his lawyer early Wednesday morning.

Merkel coalition contenders clash over dealing with refugees

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A political battle over controlling the number of refugees arriving in Germany has underlined the formidable task facing Chancellor Angela Merkel in forging a new coalition.

Macron calls on Germany to join in bold vision for stronger Europe

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - French President Emmanuel Macron has set out a broad vision for "refounding" the European Union, and called on Germany to join him in a "new partnership" to start implementing it.

Wednesday, Sep 27

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Koike abruptly steps to fore of national politics with new party

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - With the dissolution of the House of Representatives just around the corner, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike made a daring decision to lead the lower house election campaign as the face of a political party while also…

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"The Reckoning" author has something good to say about Taiwan

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Jacob Soll, author of "The Reckoning", is a globe-trotting professor, yet Taiwan caught him by surprise.

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Turning video gaming into a career choice in Singapore

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Singapore teams doing well internationally with local firms giving full employee perks to players.

Taipei sees hottest September day in record as temperatures surge pass 38C

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Taipei Weather Station recorded the highest temperature in September since its establishment in 1896 when the daytime high reached 38.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

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British tech firm Dyson to invest 2 billion pounds in electric car

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - British technology firm Dyson announces plans to invest 2 billion pounds (2.6 billion dollars) to develop a battery powered electric car to be marketed from 2020.

Women in Saudi Arabia granted right to drive

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive, the kingdom announced Tuesday, signalling a major shift by breaking a longstanding policy in the ultraconservative country.

UPDATE: Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to jail in absentia

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Thailand's Supreme Court sentences former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for criminal negligence, over a month after she had fled the country.

Tuesday, Sep 26

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Rumbling Bali volcano 'at critical stage,' disaster official says

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Mount Agung volcano on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, which has been rumbling for weeks, is "at a critical stage," a disaster management official said Tuesday.

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Taipei sees hottest autumn day as temperatures hit 37.1C

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A high-pressure system over the Pacific has continued to bring hot weather to Taiwan on Tuesday, when the mercury reached 37.1 degrees Celsius in Taipei, making it the hottest autumn day in the city so far this year.

William Lai explains stance on Taiwan independence in first Legislative Yuan appearance

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(ChinaPost.com.tw) - "We are already an independent sovereign nation called the Republic of China. We don't need a separate declaration of independence," Lai said.