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Taiwan court to rule on landmark same-sex marriage case


Judges in Taiwan are due to decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.

5.6-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan


A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan's Taitung County at about 7:12 a.m. Tuesday Beijing Time, according to the measurement of the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Former HK chief executive Donald Tsang jailed 20 months for misconduct


Hong Kong's former Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was sentenced to 20 months in prison here on Wednesday for misconduct while in office.

Long waiting times at Hong Kong public hospitals for mentally ill patients


Low medical manpower coupled with surging demand see wait times of up to more than three years

Hong Kong police turn to Facebook to counter online rumours in major incidents


Prompt use of social media by the force after MTR firebomb attack proved a hit with public and stopped the spread of falsehoods

32 killed in Taiwan tour bus crash, island's worst highway accident in decades


At least 32 people were killed in northern Taiwan when a tour bus overturned on a highway on Monday night, Central News Agency reported.

At least 32 killed in Taiwan bus crash


At least 32 people were killed after a tour bus overturned on a highway in Taipei on Monday evening, according to local authorities.

Hong Kong schoolboy is third teenager to die within eight days


Government considers recommendations from the Committee on Prevention of Student Suicides, which was established after spate of student suicides last year

Hong Kong police step up anti-terror training amid increased worldwide bomb threats


Officers also strengthen information exchange with counterparts worldwide through a local bomb data centre, although they stress city is not a target

Man charged with arson after Hong Kong MTR attack leaves 19 commuters injured


Suspect not expected to appear in Kowloon City Court in person when case is mentioned on Monday