The Taiwan Lantern Festival and its spectacular light show.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Taiwan’s cross-island highway slices through the country’s north-south mountain range, linking the underpopulated, Pacific-facing east coast and th(...)

Thailand’s  legislature has passed a law that criminalises commercial surrogacy and prevents foreigners from seeking surrogacy services in the kingdom. File photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Thailand’s military-picked legislature has passed a law that criminalises commercial surrogacy and prevents foreigners from seeking surrogacy services(...)

Armed riot police gather outside the Kaohsiung Prison in southern Taiwan. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Six armed inmates attempting to escape a southern Taiwan prison killed themselves, ending a 14-hour siege after holding the prison warden and head gu(...)

TransAsia  ATR-72 passenger aircrafts parked at Taipei’s Songshan Airport. 29 of the airline’s pilots have been suspended following proficiency tests instituted after last week’s fatal crash. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

The Taiwan government ordered all airlines to review their safety protocols after nearly half of the pilots trained to fly TransAsia’s ATR twin-engine(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Huang Hsiu-chen, representative from the Kinmen county Government, speaks to reporters after attending a TransAsia  Airways briefing to plane crash victims’ families on the plane crash and compensation, at the Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei, Taiwan, 8th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/David Chang

TransAsia Airways has begun distributing 38,000 US dollars (€33,500) to families of passengers who died in last week’s crash in Taiwan for funeral cos(...)

The recovered wreckage of TransAsia Airways plane Flight GE235, which crashed into the Keelung River, in New Taipei City, Taiwan on February 5th, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Stringer

TransAsia Airways says all 71 of its ATR pilots have begun proficiency tests after one of the airline’s planes crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing(...)

Rescuers and divers search for missing passengers at the crash site of the Transasia turboprop plane in the Keelung river in New Taipei City in Taiwan. Photograph: Sam Yehsam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images 1:01

The crew of a twin-propeller TransAsia aircraft faced a problem with one engine but restarted the other, investigators said today as it emerged the(...)

The TransAsia pilot of  airplane that crashedin Taiwan,  was hailed as a hero for apparently battling to avoid hitting built-up areas shortly after issuing a “mayday” call 0:39

Taiwan rescuers scoured a river for 12 people still missing from a TransAsia plane crash Thursday as the pilot was hailed as a hero for apparently bat(...)

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout 0:39

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)