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Taiwanese men told to squat when using public loos


August 28th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) A special drive has been launched in Taiwan to teach men to sit down when they wee, especially while using a public convenience.According to government workers, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Taiwan breaks world record for rice planting


August 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A group of over 1,000 farmers in Taiwan has smashed the world record for planting rice, the Daily Mail reported.The 1,215 competitors in Taoyuan county transplanted ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Teen dies after playing video game for 40 hours


July 19th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) A teenager in Taiwan has been found dead in an internet cafe after reportedly playing a video game for 40 hours without a break.The 18-year-old lad ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

26 sailors rescued from Somali pirates


July 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese navy ships have rescued 26 sailors - 13 from China, one from Taiwan and 12 from Vietnam - from Somali pirates, the Chinese government has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wimbledon: Sharapova reaches third round


June 28th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova got a second-round fright from Tsvetana Pironkova but came out Thursday to finish off the 38th-ranked Bulgarian in their Wimbledon women's singles ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Termites eat through 32,000 pounds in cash


June 28th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Termites got into a Taiwanese woman's safe and munched their way through 32,700 pounds in cash that she saved to study abroad, it was reported here.She ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heavy snoring doubles arthritis risk


June 28th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Snoring heavily almost doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a study shows. Researchers in Taiwan found patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition sleep apnoea were ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bollywood open to everybody: Malaika


June 20th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Malaika Arora Khan says Bollywood is open to artists from all across the world and everybody is welcome."Whether Indian girls or foreigners, I don't ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Odisha entrepreneur conferred honorary doctorate in Taiwan


June 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) Odisha's well-known social entrepreneur Achyuta Samanta has been conferred an honorary doctorate by a university in Taiwan, said his office here Monday.The National Formosa University, considered ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Korea’s foreign reserves contract


June 4th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 4 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves contracted to $310.87 billion last month due to a sharp fall in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets that offset a rise ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Around 500 held in China telecom scam


May 24th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A total of 482 people have been arrested on suspicion of their involvement in a major transnational telecom scam in China, the government said Thursday.Among the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hong Kong tops Chinese competitive city list


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Hong Kong has topped a list of the most competitive cities in China and its special territories.The list - "Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Briton held with roasted human foetuses


May 19th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A Briton has been held in Thailand with a haul of roasted human foetuses while being on his way to sell these off for black ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two killed in Taiwan road accident


May 8th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, May 8 (IANS) At least two people have died and 22 injured, seven of them seriously, in an accident which involved two buses and a car in a tunnel ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pop goes the Chinese military


January 19th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) A growing number of Chinese soldiers-cum-singers has been going from troops to troupes, with salutes from the charts, China Daily said Thursday.Military singers have been marching ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Student leaves $172,000 violin on bus


December 24th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When you are traveling with a special violin worth $172,000, chances are that you will hold it as tight and as close as possible. Well that is ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Taiwan’s dog poo prize lottery is a big success


December 9th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tapei, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Clearing your dog poo from the street in Taiwan’s Taipei could be a life-changing experience. In a bid to clear up the streets from dog poos, the ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Taiwan worker lifts 230 kg with ‘iron crotch’


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Nov 23 (IANS) An ailing Taiwanese worker has reportedly regained his health by practising "iron crotch", in which men use their genitals to lift iron disks weighing hundreds of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Free toys of dust mites by easy methods


October 18th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Dust mites on soft toys which can cause asthma among children, can be effectively removed by freezing, hot tumble drying or washing with eucalyptus oil and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Taiwan kicked out of Little League World series


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Taipei, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taiwan has suffered an embarrassing first round exit from the Little League World Series. The Taiwanese team was kicked out of the tournament after they suffered a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tour bus accident in northeastern China kills 4


August 15th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by BNO News
CHANGCHUN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- At least four people were killed after a tour bus crashed in northeastern China on Monday, local authorities said.The tour bus collided with another vehicle on an ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

21 jailed in China for telecom fraud


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Twenty-one people were jailed Friday in southeast China for telecom fraud, Xinhua reported.Two of the accused were sentenced to life imprisonment, while the rest were jailed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a Lady Gaga Day!


June 18th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) There's Father's Day, Mother's Day, Friendship Day... and now, there's a Lady Gaga Day!Government officials in Taiwan have declared July 3 as Lady Gaga Day in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan-China ties critical for security: Zardari


June 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Strategic partnership between Pakistan and China is critical for peace and security in the region and beyond, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Speaking at a ceremony ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over 230,000 foreigners worked in China in 2010


May 24th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Around 231,700 foreigners worked in China by the end of 2010, compared to 223,000 in the previous year, according to data released by the ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2 dead, 16 injured after explosion in Foxconn factory in southwest China


May 21st, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by BNO News
CHENGDU, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion on Friday killed two people and injured 16 more in a Foxconn factory in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.At about ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Paper mill explosion in Taiwan, four killed


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, April 23 (IANS) An explosion at a paper mill late Friday evening in New Taipei City of Taiwan killed four people, while 15 were injured, officials said.The factory caught ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Taiwanese woman pays husband RM10,000 for sex


April 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 4 (ANI): A woman in Taiwan has revealed that she had to pay her husband about RM 10,000 to have sex with her.According to the Nanyang Siang Pau, the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Exhibition showcases unique bonsai varieties in Bhopal


March 26th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Mar 26(ANI): A three-day long exhibition of bonsai plants, featuring over 150 varieties, is being organized in Bhopal.Bonsai is an ancient gardening art in which the growth of a tree is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Despite turmoil Libyans show interest in whisky festival


March 8th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Mar.8 (ANI): Despite the ongoing civil war, people in Libya are showing interest in the Inverness Whisky Festival in Scotland.According to The Scotsman, a Libyan collector has expressed interest in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Janet Jackson narrowly avoids another wardrobe malfunction


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Janet Jackson, who made headlines in 2004 for her unfortunate 'wardrobe malfunction' at the Super Bowl half time show, narrowly avoided another during a concert in Taiwan on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chinese hackers steal “confidential information” of five global oil companies: McAfee


February 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A US cyber security firm has alleged that Chinese hackers have targeted at least five global oil companies, but kept the names of the companies secretThe cyber attacks, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Andre Agassi uses ‘nude’ image of wife Steffi Graf for charity


January 12th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Tennis legend Andre Agassi has reportedly shown a 'nude' picture of his wife Steffi Graf on his mobile phone to the winning bidder at a charity auction in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Taiwan man sues neighbors over his rude bird


January 11th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Taipei, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man in Taiwan has sued his neighbors because their bird made noises.The man in question is Wang Han-chin and he is alleging that the parrot-like bird ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: Study


January 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1(ANI): A new study has found evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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