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Quake death toll in Tainan rises to 29

By Stacy Hsu

The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake rose to 29 by press time last night as rescuers continued to comb the debris of a toppled building in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) for survivors and victims. The 17-story Weiguan Jinlong residential complex collapsed after a magnitude 6.4FULL STORY

Tainan prosecutors launch probe into fallen building

By Huang Chia-ling, Wu chun-feng and Jonathan Chin

The Tainan District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday sent a team of four prosecutors to inspect the ruins of the Weiguan Jinlong building in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) to investigate allegations of shoddy workmanship that may have caused its collapse in Saturday’s earthquake. The bulk of the complexFULL STORY

North Korea launches long-range rocket

North Korea yesterday launched a long-range rocket, just weeks after conducting a fourth nuclear test in the latest setback for international efforts to pressure the Kim Jong-un regime to end its weapons program. The nation claimed it was successful in putting the “Kwangmyongsong 4” (Shining StarFULL STORY

Fed Cup win dedicated to Tainan quake victims

By Dave Carroll

Chan Yung-jan dedicated Taiwan’s Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I victory to the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Tainan, after she teamed up with younger sister Chan Hao-ching to win the decisive doubles rubber against Japan late on Saturday night to complete a 2-1 win. Taiwan hadFULL STORY

Police target critics of Najib on Twitter

Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work. Najib is facing the biggest political crisis in his seven years in office overFULL STORY

Tainan reels after 6.4 quake2016-02-07

By Wu Chun-feng, Jason Pan and Lee I-chia

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattled the nation at 3:57am yesterday, killing at least 15 people and injuring hundreds. Emergency personnel rushed to Tainan, which had the highest number of casualties after several buildings collapsed. At press time, emergency workers were still trying to search forFULL STORY

Survivors recount morning of destruction2016-02-07

By Wu Chun-feng and Yang Chin-cheng

After a long and terrifying night, survivors of the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong residential building in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) gave a visceral account of their near-death experiences and struggles following a powerful earthquake that hit southern Taiwan early yesterday morning, while neighbors expressed disbelief overFULL STORY

Transport systems disrupted2016-02-07

By Huang Li-hsiang,Chang Ching-yaand Yang Cheng-Chun

Transportation hubs across the nation were clogged with stranded passengers yesterday after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shut down the southern half of the nation’s high-speed rail system, forcing a scramble to mobilize additional standard trains and buses in a system already strained by people returningFULL STORY

N Korea might be nearing launch: US2016-02-07

Satellite images taken this week of North Korea’s Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past shortly before a rocket launch, a US think tank said, as US government officials signaled that a launch could occur as early as tomorrow. North KoreaFULL STORY

Zika found in saliva, urine in Brazil2016-02-07

Authorities in Brazil on Friday said Zika has been detected in patients’ saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus, while US officials offered new guidance on sex for people returning from Zika-hit regions. Zika, linked to thousands of birth defectsFULL STORY

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