HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) -The manager of a construction site whose truck slid onto rail tracks causing a catastrophic train crash in Taiwan accepted responsibility for the disaster on Sunday, as did the transport minister, although his offer to resign was rejected for now. | Video
HUALIEN, Taiwan, April 4 Taiwan's transport
minister said on Sunday he would not shirk his responsibility
for a deadly train crash even as his resignation offer was
rejected amid growing questions over safety lapses that could
have contributed to the disaster.
TAOYUAN, Taiwan The wife of a Taiwan activist accused China of "political conspiracy" on Monday after she was barred from traveling to the mainland to support her husband who has been detained there on suspicion of endangering national security.
PINGTUNG, Taiwan On Pingtung jail's sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a program that's part of Taiwan's shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power.
PINGTUNG, Taiwan Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan's sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather than an island, limiting its rights to surrounding resource-rich waters.
TAIPEI Taiwan's ancient folk art of spinning tops is kept alive by a group of enthusiasts who perform intricate tricks with the toys at a temple in Taipei, the capital. | Video
TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100.