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Taiwan: Country in East Asia
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The main island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. The capital is Taipei, which, along with New Taipei and Keelung, forms the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.57 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries.

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Taiwan seeks arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash [Video]

Taiwan seeks arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash

Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades occurred after an express train hit a truck that had slid down a bank next to the track.

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Salvage teams tow derailed Taiwan train after deadly accident [Video]

Salvage teams tow derailed Taiwan train after deadly accident

Salvage teams begin removing mangled train carriages after Taiwan's worst rail disaster in decades killed at least 50 people.

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Taiwan prosecutors launch probe as train crash death toll rises to 50 [Video]

Taiwan prosecutors launch probe as train crash death toll rises to 50

Taiwanese authorities confirmed the death toll in the accident, which saw the driver and assistant driver killed and others crushed to death, had risen to 50.

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Dozens killed after Taiwan train derails in tunnel [Video]

Dozens killed after Taiwan train derails in tunnel

The express train came off the rails in a tunnel after reportedly hitting a truck that had rolled onto the railway line.

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Taiwan rescuers are scrambling to reach passengers trapped inside a train derailed inside a tunnel, as the fire agency confirmed at least 41 people died in the crash so far. Some comparatively..

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Here's what we know about the deadly train crash in Taiwan [Video]

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A busy passenger train carrying 490 people has derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing at least 48 and injuring dozens more, according to authorities. Rescue efforts to free those trapped..

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At least 36 dead in Taiwan train crash [Video]

At least 36 dead in Taiwan train crash

At least 36 people have died after a passenger train smashed into a vehicle on its tracks and partially derailed outside a tunnel in Taiwan.Dozens more have been injured and survivors climbed out of..

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Dozens feared dead in Taiwan train crash [Video]

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan train crash

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Taiwan train accident: 36 dead in island's worst rail disaster | Oneindia News [Video]

Taiwan train accident: 36 dead in island's worst rail disaster | Oneindia News

A train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan according to the country's tranport ministry leaving 36 people dead and at least 72 injured. The train came off the tracks inside the tunnel causing some..

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Taiwan pips China to be Asia's top-performing economy amid pandemic [Video]

Taiwan pips China to be Asia's top-performing economy amid pandemic

While COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on economies around the world, Taiwan has managed to buck the trend, experiencing its own economic boom.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at opposition Congress at a rally in poll-bound Assam on March 20 and said the party has "joined hands" with those who are a danger to Assam's culture and heritage...

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U.S., China conclude 'tough' talks in Alaska [Video]

U.S., China conclude 'tough' talks in Alaska

U.S. and Chinese officials concluded on Friday what Washington called "tough and direct" talks in Alaska, which laid bare the depth of tensions between the world's two largest economies at the outset..

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U.S., China clash at first major talks of Biden era [Video]

U.S., China clash at first major talks of Biden era

The first high-level U.S.-China talks of the Biden administration got off to a fiery start on Thursday, with both sides leveling sharp rebukes of the others' policies. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

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Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression' [Video]

Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression'

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China on Tuesday against using "coercion and aggression" as he sought to use his first trip abroad to shore up Asian alliances in the face of growing..

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