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Friday, August 1, 2014
Taiwan -- Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese port
At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.
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The number of people killed in multiple gas explosions in Kaohsiung overnight increased to 25 as of 1:45 p.m. Friday, another 267 people were injured.
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President Ma Ying-jeou rushed to the Central Emergency Operation Center in Xindian, New Taipei, Friday morning for a briefing on the aftermath of a gas explosion in Kaohsiung.
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Chemical stocks in Taiwan took a dive Friday after a series of gas explosions rocked Kaohsiung Thursday night, killing 25 people and injuring 267, dealers said.
Taiwan -- Multiple gas explosions rock Kaohsiung streets
Gas leaks in the sewage system of Kaohsiung's Cianjhen District led to multiple explosions late Thursday night, injuring several people and overturning cars, according to fire department of the southern municipality.
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Both the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced Friday that their election campaigns were suspended indefinitely after gas explosions in Kaohsiung claimed the lives of 24 people and injured more than 270 others.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taiwan -- 4 rescued after  tanker runs aground during typhoon
A rescue helicopter overcame strong gusts and heavy rain brought by Typhoon Matmo Wednesday afternoon to carry four oil tanker crewmen to safety after their ship ran aground off the coast of Kaohsiung.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Taiwan Lottery's first prize of NT$360 million went to a young woman from Kaohsiung, who allegedly suffered from insomnia for three days because she was concerned about her safety. 
Friday, June 27, 2014
A Kaohsiung-bound China Airlines passenger flight from Osaka was forced to make an emergency landing in Okinawa at 2:36 p.m. Thursday after the 737-800 jet was found to be leaking fuel, the airliner said.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A man in the southern city of Kaohsiung was charged Monday with public intimidation for an online post threatening a mass killing on public transit reminiscent of the May 21 knife attack on the Taipei Metro.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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