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How a controversial music competition takes a violent turn in Taipei
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Tsai stonewalls pardon proposal, calls for constitutional reform at party convention
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Australian support for same-sex marriage is falling, poll finds
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After two-year hiatus, Double Ten fireworks to return in Taitung
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Samsung's next task: AI chips to empower devices
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'Vast' devastation in Puerto Rico as governor asks for help
The governor of Puerto Rico says the US Caribbean territory needs urgent help to rebuild after experiencing an "unprecedented disaster" in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
 
Japan to hold snap elections as North Korea crisis boosts Abe support
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would dissolve the lower house of parliament, paving the way for fresh elections at a time when tensions with North Korea have boosted the leader's polling support.
 > Japan
 
US calls North Korean claim of war declaration 'absurd'
The White House has dismissed as "absurd" an accusation by North Korea that US President Donald Trump had declared war on the Asian nation, with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho claiming on Monday that Pyongyang could now shoot down US aircraft.
 > Korea
 
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Cross-Strait Youth Short Firm Competition festival opens
A film festival featuring winners and finalists of the 2017 Cross-Strait Youth Short Firm Competition (We愛•兩岸青年短片大賽) inaugurated at Taiwan's Chinese Culture University on Monday.
 
Germany's Far-right AfD co-chair lays open discord by refusing to join caucus
A leader of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) laid open discord within the party on Monday - just hours after the party became the country's third-strongest - by refusing to join its parliamentary group.
 > Europe
 
Beijing Palace Museum limits those viewing famous painting
The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, has set a quota for the number of visitors to its ongoing popular exhibition of landscape paintings to avoid long queues.
 
After two-year hiatus, Double Ten fireworks to return in Taitung
After a two-year hiatus, the National Day fireworks display will be held in Taitung featuring the largest firework shells ever used in such events.
 
Samsung's next task: AI chips to empower devices
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics announced its plans of delving into reseach and development of what industry sources referred to as "AI chips."
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 > Korea
 
Federer caps fairytale finish as Europe clinches Laver Cup
Roger Federer wraps up a dream weekend in perfect style, clinching the first edition of the Laver Cup for his Europe side through a dramatic 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 11-9 defeat of the World team's Nick Kyrgios.
 > Tennis
 
Tsai stonewalls pardon proposal, calls for constitutional reform at party convention
President Tsai Ing-wen called for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to push for constitutional reforms in voting rights and human rights as well as other issues at the party's national convention on Sunday.
 
How a controversial music competition takes a violent turn in Taipei
It started with a question on a university's decision to lend campus venue to outside events and escalated into a show-ending protest against Chinese influence on Sunday and subsequent attack of two protesters allegedly by China sympathizers.
 
Australian support for same-sex marriage is falling, poll finds
Support for same-sex marriage in Australia is weakening as voters are being asked in a national postal survey whether to change the law to allow gay couples to legally wed.
 
Macron party stumbles as Conservatives gain in French Senate vote
The wave that French President Emmanuel Macron and his centrist party rode to power on in elections earlier this year appeared to ebb on Sunday during re-elections for the Senate.
 > Europe
 
NFL players, owners rebuke Trump's Twitter tirade against protests
The National Football League closed ranks Sunday in response to US President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade, after he suggested a boycott of the league and called for players who protest social injustice to be dropped by their teams.
 
Merkel faces challenge to form new government after far-right success
German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted Sunday she faces tough talks before she can forge a new coalition, after an election result which saw her conservative bloc achieve its worst result in her 12 years in power.
 > Europe
 
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