Lost cranes find sanctuary in Taiwan, Japan

Feb 13, 2016

Lost cranes find sanctuary in Taiwan, Japan

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Just over a month ago, commuters emerging from a busy subway station in Taipei were greeted by a strange sight: a rare Siberian crane standing on the sidewalk, apparently quite comfortable with the crowd it was attracting. Only 4,000 such cranes, also known as ...

Feb 13, 2016

113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing

Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan’s oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday. All but two of the dead were found at the ...

Feb 12, 2016

Four-nation eel talks on ice because of Chinese objections

Negotiations among Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan on resource management of the Japanese eel, which is in danger of extinction, have been suspended since June, Jiji Press has learned. This is because China has been reluctant to accept a proposal to establish a ...

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Feb 9, 2016

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled by a powerful earthquake. The death toll in Saturday’s disaster stood at 40, while 320 people had been rescued, the Tainan city ...

Taiwan rescuers pull out survivors from quake rubble

Feb 7, 2016

Taiwan rescuers pull out survivors from quake rubble

Rescuers on Sunday painstaking pulled out more survivors from the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan, which killed at least 24 people, as families anxiously waited on site. The emergency center in Tainan, the ...