A general view of the collapsed 17-storey apartment building in Tainan. The building’s developer,  Lin Ming-hui has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide. Photograph: Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

The developer of a building in Taiwan which collapsed during an earthquake last weekend has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide. Large(...)

Two rescue workers bring down a victim from the collapsed Wei Kuan complex building in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on Sunday. Photograph:  Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers pulled more survivors from a collapsed apartment tower in Taiwan on Sunday and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in(...)

This video frame grab taken and provided by CTI TV on Saturday shows an aerial view of the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan early on February 6th, 2016.  Photograph: Getty Images

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some pe(...)

A building  damaged by an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A powerful quake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday near the city of Tainan, toppling a 17-storey apartment building where more than 100 p(...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (right) prepares to shake hands with US secretary of state John Kerry  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing,  January 27th, 2016. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea topped the agenda as US secretary of state John Kerry met Chines(...)

A mother and daughter play in snow on a tea plantation in the Pinglin mountain area of New Taipei City, Taiwan on  Monday. An unusually cold weather front that caused sudden drops in temperatures has been blamed for killing more than 50 people in Taiwan. Photograph: Wally Santana/AP.

Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for up to 85 deaths, disrupting transportation and bringing the first snow to a subtropical cit(...)

Tsai Ing-wen (R), of  Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has won in  Taiwan’s presidential election. Photograph:  Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images.

Taiwan has elected independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen as its first woman president in a landslide victory that may increase tensions (...)

A man hands out flags to gathered Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters as polls closed in Taipei on Saturday. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Taiwan’s independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen became the island’s first woman president on Saturday after the ruling party admitted def(...)

Democratic Progressive Party  chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen  during a final campaign rally, in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Clifford Coonan in Taipei On the eve of presidential elections in self-ruled Taiwan, frontrunner Tsai Ing-wen adopted a conciliatory tone saying she (...)