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AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taiwan temporarily bans ships sailing between an outlying island and China

Taiwan has temporarily banned ships from sailing between an outlying island chain and China in a bid to curb the spread of a killer pneumonia virus, while a top Taiwanese health official on Tuesday urged the public not to panic over the illness.

World 15 Oct 2016 | 6:53 PM Premium

Tiny Taiwanese outlying island says no to casinos in referendum vote

PENGHU COUNTY, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwanese residents in Penghu on Saturday shut the door to casino development in a referendum that proponents had said would bring jobs to the isolated, tiny, offshore archipelago.

World 15 May 2015 | 3:20 PM Premium

Taiwan, China plan further talks in sign of improving relations

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Friday its top official in charge of relations with China will meet his Chinese counterpart this month on an outlying island, the fourth such meeting since the start of last year in a sign of warming relations.

World 28 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taiwan islet to clear landmines as China ties grow

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will finish clearing about 70,000 landmines by 2013 from an outlying island that was once a front-line battlefield with China but is now being developed for civilian use, officials said on Friday.

Travel 09 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Safety measures

THE killer wave which hit Patong Beach last December spared Kata Bay, where Club Med is located. Only a few pockets of the resort were affected, thanks in part to an outlying island which broke the force of the wave.

World 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tuberculosis couple return to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Two tuberculosis patients from Taiwan who defied a flight ban to travel to mainland China via Hong Kong have been returned to an outlying island of Taiwan, Taiwanese health officials said on Tuesday.

World 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Six crew arrested after Hong Kong ferry collision kills 37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested six crew on Tuesday after a ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family celebrating the mid-autumn festival collided, killing 37 people as the boat sank.

World 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Six crew arrested after Hong Kong ferry collision kills 37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested six crew on Tuesday after a ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family celebrating the mid-autumn festival collided, killing 37 people as the boat sank.

World 11 May 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. Gulf slick spreads west, BP tries another cover

ROBERT, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Monday it will make another attempt at containing oil gushing deep in the Gulf of Mexico, this time with a much smaller funnel than it tried before, as a massive slick threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta.

World 11 May 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

BP tries a new U.S. Gulf spill fix, as slick spreads

ROBERT, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Monday it will again attempt to contain oil gushing deep in the Gulf of Mexico, this time with a far smaller funnel than it tried before, as a massive slick threatened Louisiana shores.