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Thousands link hands from church to Presidential Office


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of people linked hands and flashed their cell phones at 20:14 Thursday in a human chain running from the church...full story
updated 2014-04-24 08:29 PM
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Thousands link hands from church to Presidential Office

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of people linked hands and flashed their cell phones at 20:14 Thursday in a human chain running from the church....Fullstory

2014-04-24 08:29 PM

KMT lawmakers approve referendum motion

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-04-24 09:09 PM

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2014-04-24 11:01 PM

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2014-04-24 10:01 PM

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2014-04-24 09:22 PM

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2014-04-24 09:01 PM

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2014-04-24 08:22 PM

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2014-04-24 07:42 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-04-24 06:40 PM

UN Security Council threatens sanctions at S.Sudan

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2014-04-24 11:22 PM

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2014-04-24 10:01 PM

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2014-04-24 10:01 PM

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2014-04-24 09:42 PM

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2014-04-24 09:22 PM

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2014-04-24 09:01 PM

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2014-04-24 08:01 PM

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2014-04-24 07:22 PM

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