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Taiwan: State in East Asia
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the north-west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The 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. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.7 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

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Taiwan to send plane to evacuate citizens from virus-hit ship in Japan

Taiwan plans to send a chartered flight this week to evacuate its citizens from a virus-hit cruise ship in Japan, the Taiwan government said on Wednesday.
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China threatened to harm Czech companies over Taiwan visit: letter

The Chinese government threatened to retaliate against leading Czech companies if a senior Czech official made good on a planned visit to Taiwan, according to a diplomatic message reviewed by Reuters.
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The past month was the hottest January in weather history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Billions of years from now, the Sun will exhaust its hydrogen fuel and enter what astronomers call the 'giant branch' phase.

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Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers [Video]Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers

A new report by cyber security firm ClearSky has found that hackers backed by the Iranian government have been exploiting bugs in corporate VPN servers.

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SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit but fails to recover reusable rocket [Video]SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit but fails to recover reusable rocket

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites with a Falcon 9 rocket.

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Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive" [Video]Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive"

A retired doctor on board a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports said the mood on board was "very depressive" and "very anxious" in a video he..

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SETI and National Radio Astronomy Observatory search for extraterrestrial life [Video]SETI and National Radio Astronomy Observatory search for extraterrestrial life

National Radio Astronomy Observatory will turn the Very Large Array's 27 telescopes to scan for signs of alien life in 75 percent of the night sky.

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New Airbus prototype explained [Video]New Airbus prototype explained

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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The novel coronavirus has infected more than 73,243 people globally, mostly in mainland China. The global death toll is at least 1,868, with one death each in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines..

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Blood plasma from recovered patients may help treat other COVID-19 patients.

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New Horizons' flyby of the most distant object ever visited has revealed the secrets to how planets are formed.

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USS Normandy seizes vessel with Iranian weapons in the Arabian Sea [Video]USS Normandy seizes vessel with Iranian weapons in the Arabian Sea

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The early solar system was a chaotic place with many large-scale collisions.

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Cruiseliner passengers set foot in Cambodia [Video]Cruiseliner passengers set foot in Cambodia

Passengers onboard the MS Westerdam cruiseliner were able to finally disembark to the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Friday (February 14) , after two weeks at sea.

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As quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship continues, crews may be facing a greater risk of coronavirus infection.

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover will sport a rock-vaporizing laser gun.

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New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes [Video]New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes

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A new report by the International Energy Agency has found that global carbon emissions flattened in 2019, following two years of increased emissions.

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New analysis shows that many human coronavirus strains can stay infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to 9 days.

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Russian spacecraft shadowing U.S. spy satellite: U.S. Space Force commander [Video]Russian spacecraft shadowing U.S. spy satellite: U.S. Space Force commander

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'Don't be kidnapped by China': Taiwan tells WHO in bid for separate virus tally

Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be "kidnapped" by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the health agency groups the island's coronavirus cases..
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U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs

The Trump administration is considering changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan's TSMC , the world's largest contract..
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Taiwan confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted..
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Philippines to lift Taiwan travel ban imposed over coronavirus

The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, and will evaluate other restrictions including those on Macau,..
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Cruise ship shut out of five ports over coronavirus fears finally docks in Cambodia

cruise ship shut out of five ports over coronavirus fears finally docks in cambodia
A cruise ship that has been denied docking at five countries around Asia due to coronavirus fears has finally been allowed to disembark in Cambodia. Holland America Line’s Westerdam ship left Hong..
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Philippine says travel ban stays even as Taiwan plans countermeasures

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected on Thursday Taiwan's appeal to lift a ban on its citizens visiting the country, saying his primary concern was the safety of Filipinos.
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Taiwan mulls countermeasures if Philippines doesn't lift entry ban

Taiwan is considering countermeasures if the Philippines does not lift a ban on Taiwanese citizens visiting the country over fears about the coronavirus, the island's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
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Taiwan says U.S. flies bombers near island after China's drills

Three U.S. Air Force planes, including two B-52 bombers, flew near Taiwan on Wednesday, the island's defense ministry said, after Taiwan's air force scrambled earlier in the week to intercept Chinese..
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Taiwan says it didn't need China's permission for WHO meeting

Taiwan's presence at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting this week on the new coronavirus was the result of direct talks between the island and the body, and did not require China's permission,..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's..
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China says Taiwan drills are meant to hone combat capabilities

A second day of drills by China's military close to Taiwan were aimed at improving combat capabilities, the People's Liberation Army said, after Taiwan's air force scrambled to intercept Chinese jets..
Reuters - Published

Philippine airlines cancel flights to Taiwan over coronavirus

Philippine airlines have canceled flights to Taiwan after the government expanded its travel ban to include all foreigners coming from the island to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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China rejects Foxconn's request to resume production in key Shenzhen plant: source

Taiwan's Foxconn was not allowed to resume production in its plant in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen that had been shut due to the coronavirus outbreak, a person with direct knowledge of the..
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Taiwan again scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes, tensions spike

Taiwan's air force scrambled for a second day in a row on Monday to intercept Chinese jets that approached the island claimed by Beijing as its own, as tensions between the two took on a potentially..
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Taiwan scrambles jets to warn Chinese aircraft over Taiwan Strait

Taiwanese fighter jets scrambled on Monday to intercept and warn away Chinese air force aircraft which briefly crossed a maritime border in the sensitive Taiwan Strait that separates the two, Taiwan's..
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Taiwan to bar entry of many Hong Kong, Macau residents to halt virus

Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chinese-run cities to help control the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Taiwan scrambles armed jets as Chinese air force flies around island

Taiwan's air force scrambled armed fighters on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own, in a move denounced by Taiwan's Defence Ministry as a threat..
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Taiwan's Foxconn gets OK to restart plant in Zhengzhou, China: source

Taiwan's Foxconn has received approval to resume production at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou that had been shuttered due to a coronavirus outbreak, a person with direct knowledge of..
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Taiwan's Foxconn approved to resume Zhengzhou plant production: source

Taiwan's Foxconn has received Chinese government approval to resume production at a key plant in the northern China city of Zhengzhou, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on..
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