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Taichung woman dies of swine flu after stillbirth

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said that a 32-year-old pregnant woman in Taichung died of A(H1N1) influenza on Saturday.

“To date, 10 pregnant women have died of swine flu, none of whom had received the vaccine,” CDC Spokesman Shih Wen-yi (施文儀) told a press conference yesterday afternoon.

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Top prosecutor steps down after impeachment

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State Public Prosecutor-General Chen Tsung-ming (陳聰明) tendered his resignation yesterday after being impeached by the Control Yuan.

The government watchdog impeached the top prosecutor by a vote of 8-3, citing concerns over his “integrity” and “sincerity” in leading the Special Investigation Panel’s investigation into alleged corruption involving former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁).

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Journalists in China face e-mail hijacking

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(CNN) -- Foreign correspondents in at least two Beijing, China, bureaus of news organizations have had their Google e-mail accounts attacked, with e-mails forwarded to a mysterious address, according to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China.

In an advisory posted on its Web site, the organization advised members how to check if their Gmail had been compromised and urged caution when clicking on links and e-mail attachments. The advisory did not name the news organizations affected.

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Taiwanese rescuers shine in Haiti

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The first Taiwanese search and rescue squad has rescued two people since Sunday during operations in the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation of Haiti.

The first survivor, a French citizen, was a security guard at the UN Peacekeeping Force’s police dormitory.

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Ma mixes up nation's allies in Central America

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President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday mistakenly said he would visit Costa Rica during his trip to Central American allies planned for next week.

Taiwan severed diplomatic ties with Costa Rica in June 2007 after the Central American nation switched recognition to China.

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Capital outflows will rise after an ECFA: activists

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Labor rights activists and business leaders with experience working in China agree that signing a trade agreement between Taiwan and China would speed up capital outflow from the nation, but their opinions differ on solving Taiwan’s unemployment problem.

A proposed economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) with China “would speed up outflow of domestic capital and the exodus of businesses and it will not solve the unemployment problem,” Victims of Investment in China Association (VICA) president William Kao (高為邦) said.

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China's honeymoon over, activist says

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Both Google’s threat to withdraw from the Chinese market and the reaction of Western countries to the heavy sentence handed down to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) may be signs that the honeymoon period between the West and China has ended, Chinese democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) said yesterday.

Wang made the remarks at a press conference held in Taipei attended by a number of political activists voicing their support for Google and for Liu.

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Protesters hold placards outside the Changhua District Court yesterday to urge the public to take food safety seriously and stop purchasing Ting Hsin International Group food products.
Photo: Chen Kuan-pei, Taipei Times

Defendants in an adulterated cooking oil case that shook the nation last year, including former Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團) executive Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), were found not guilty of breaching the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法) by the Changhua District Court yesterday.