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Typhoon Megi makes landfall in Hualien this afternoon, injures over 30 people

Rooftop of a night market in Hualien was destroyed by typhoon Megi this afternoon. Trees were uprooted. Strong wind and rain lashed Taiwan on Tuesday as the third typhoon to hit the island this month made landfall in Hualien at around 2:10 p.m. today, injuring more than 30 people, ripping signs off buildings and knocking down trees. Most schools and offices were shut and the north-south bullet train suspended services as Typhoon Megi, packing winds of well over 160 kph (100 mph), roared in from the Pacific and hit eastern Taiwan. At least 32 people were inju... Read More

Soldier Shu Xin who works in G20 summit hailed as the 'prettiest bodyguard'

A soldier working during the G20 summit in China has been hailed as the 'prettiest bodyguard' on China's social media sites. As the world leaders met to discuss important issues in Hangzhou, China's social media was more focused on a bodyguard that had caught a lot of people's attention. The woman has been identified as Shu Xin from southern China's Guiyang city, reports the People's Daily Online. Internet users have identified the woman in the pictures as a female soldier from the People's Liberation Army. She is reported to be born in the 90s but no other ... Read More

Chinese tourist who wants to report loss ends up in German asylum centre

A Chinese tourist ended up spending nearly two weeks in a German migrant centre after he mistakenly signed an asylum application after he lost his wallet. The 31-year-old backpacker, only known as Mr L, spoke only Mandarin and the mistake was only discovered thanks to a translation app and a translator from a local Chinese restaurant. The man's wallet had been stolen in Stuttgart but instead of filing a stolen goods report, he unwittingly applied for asylum in Germany. Mr L, from northern China, allowed authorities to take away his passport and visa, and take his ... Read More