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  Millions displaced as typhoon blasts China  High winds and torrential rain of Typhoon Morakot that slammed into China's coastal provinces and Taiwan has left dozens missing 'Hundreds lost' in typhoon
  Taiwan economy slumps into recession  Taiwan's economy slumped 8.36% during the last three months of 2008 with its second straight quarter of economic losses Ex-President Chen Shui-bian goes on trial  The trial of former President Chen Shui-bian, 57, on corruption charges has opened in the capital   Typhoon Morakot moving toward Taiwan  Morakot is promising to bring heavy rain and high winds to the island and other areas over the next couple of days Typhoon Morakot lashes Taiwan

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  Typhoon lashed Taiwan with high winds and heavy rains Friday as the outer edge of the storm began to move across the island
  Morakot triggered a mudslide that buried an entire Shiao Lin village on the south-west coast after part of the mountain collapsed on sleeping homes
 The typhoon struck at the weekend, dumping record amounts of rain and washing out roads and bridges. More than 700 are trapped and possibly dead. The storm also hit mainland China, where 6people were killed
  About 700 people missing in southern Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot have made it to higher ground before mud engulfed their homes
Aug.12   Typhoon death toll mounts  Roads covered with mud, debris and floodwater foiled rescuers trying to reach mountain villages, the area hardest hit by Typhoon Morakot   Typhoon survivors: sanctuary in school  All day long helicopter doors open and eight typhoon survivors stumble out with their belongings in plastic bags Aug.13   Mudslide death toll rises  More than 390 people are believed to have been buried alive in the village worst affected by a mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot Aug.15   1,300 still trapped after typhoon  More than 1,300 people are still trapped in remote mountainous villages, victims of treacherous mudslides and floods from Typhoon Morakot Aug.16   President: Blame me for typhoon failings  Ma Ying-jeou said accepts responsibility for the government's slow response after Morakot slammed into the island killing at more than 120 p... Aug.26     Typhoon death toll higher than feared  At least 376 people are now known to have died when Morakot hit Taiwan, at least 254 people are still missing, and at least 46 people were i...     Dalai Lama to visit typhoon-hit Taiwan  Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said that the country will allow a visit by the Dalai Lama to pray for the victims of the typhoon-battered island Aug.30     Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan
  The Dalai Lama arrived on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China
Aug.31     Dalai Lama disputes China's claims  The Dalai Lama on a visit that includes prayers for recent typhoon victims has rebutted China's claims that he is there for political reason...

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Sep.2   Former first lady sentenced  A court has sentenced the island's Wu Shu-chen to a year in prison for lying to prosecutors in her husband's corruption case Sep.8   Premier quits over typhoon response  Liu Chao-shiuan said that his Cabinet also was resigning en masse Sep.11   Chen, wife sentenced to life
  Former President Chen Shui-bian was convicted on corruption and money laundering charges, and was sentenced to life in prison

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