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2013-02-07 23:03:21

Launching its 2013 Road Show Training Programme with a successful half—day training session in Singapore on February 1st, attended by over 50 of Singapore´s addiction community, The Cabin Chiang Mai has announced further events in Indonesia on the 5th of March, Malaysia on the 7th of March and Hong Kong on the 25 of March. These half-day training sessions cover the latest in effective addiction treatment and focus on The Cabin´s widely successful addiction treatment model....

2006-02-14 23:08:55

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Sun Yun-suan, a former Taiwan premier credited with the island's economic expansion in the 1980s, died of heart failure on Wednesday at the age of 92. Sun, a senior adviser to the president, had been in hospital since late January with heart and lung complications, the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei said. Sun was premier from 1978 to 1984 before serving as minister of economic affairs for nine years. The presidential office said in a statement that during his...

2006-02-12 22:11:45

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A hot-air "sky lantern" used to pray for good luck for the new Lunar New Year is the main suspect in the worst fire in 27 years to hit Taiwan's main international airport. The fire, believed caused when a sky lantern landed near a runway, scorched grassland border areas at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in northern Taiwan late on Sunday, airport authorities said. Passengers aboard arriving or departing flights were treated to a swath of red flames before...

2005-10-25 08:05:43

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Guo Shipeng BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing, asserting its claim to self-ruled Taiwan, called for a national "revival" on Tuesday as it marked the 60th anniversary of the island reverting to Chinese rule, the first major commemoration of the event in five decades. But the anniversary of the 1945 handover by Japan was played down in Taipei, where Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists fled after losing the Chinese civil war in 1949. Beijing had avoided high-profile...

2005-10-13 00:32:01

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China, asserting its claim to Taiwan, will for the first time mark the anniversary of the island's return to Chinese rule this month with leaders attending a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, an official said on Thursday. Communist China has so far never celebrated the October 25 anniversary because doing so would complicate its claim that the Communist Red Army, not the Nationalists, won the eight-year war against Japan. Japan...

2005-09-13 21:16:26

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Taiwan failed on Wednesday for the 13th straight year to get a seat at the United Nations, a move that has been blocked annually since 1993 by archrival China and its allies. A committee of the U.N. General Assembly rejected two proposals that the question of U.N. membership for Taiwan be put on the agenda for the assembly's 60th session, which opens on Wednesday. The assembly's General Committee, a panel on which all 191 U.N. members have a voice, made...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.