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Taiwan strikes more gold in Kaohsiung

Taiwan’s Huang Hao-yun lies knocked out on the mat after winning the karate gold at the Kaohsiung World Games yesterday.

Taiwan got back on the medal trail yesterday in dramatic fashion on the penultimate day of action with three gold medals at the World Games in Kaohsiung.

The golds came in karate (one) and powerlifting (two), while Taiwanese athletes also picked up one bronze each in Karate and women’s nine ball pool.


Taipei District Court to announce former president's verdict on Sept. 11

The Taipei District Court yesterday set Sept. 11 as the date it will announce its verdict in the corruption cases against former president Chen Shui-bian.

The former president has maintained that the money he sent overseas was from leftover campaign funds that he dedicated to classified foreign relations building, while denying that the money was earned through illegal dealings.


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Ngawang Norphel, 22 and Tenzin Khedup, 24

DHARAMSHALA, June 26: Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have arrested family members of Ngawang Norphel, including his wife, following his self-immolation protest last week.

According to reports, a day after Ngawang Norphel and Tenzin Khedup set themselves on fire in Zatoe town calling for Tibet’s independence and long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the former’s wife Dolma Dicki along with two other relatives were arrested.