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From TheJournal.ie Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu Bird Flu

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch artist and Taiwanese stall holder fight over a 59-foot rubber duck Duck You Pal

Dutch artist and Taiwanese stall holder fight over a 59-foot rubber duck

The artist who created the iconic 59-foot rubber duck is upset that someone is selling knock-offs.

Watch the moment a giant rubber duck burst horribly in Taiwan

What a terrible way to go.

From TheJournal.ie How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu? Health

How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?

A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.

The luckiest scooter rider in the world

Wait for it…

From TheJournal.ie Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China Asia

Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China

Hong Kong International Airport said 370 arriving and departing flights were cancelled and another 64 delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Giant yellow duck descends on Taiwan Down In Taiwan... This post contains images

Giant yellow duck descends on Taiwan

Thousand flocked to catch sight of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s 60 foot tall bath toy yesterday. “It’s not all it’s quacked up to be,” said no-one.

Giant boulder almost crushes car in dashcam video

Heart-stopping footage of a landslide.

Now you can drink your selfie on a latte

If that sounds like something that would be remotely appealing to you…

Woman divorces man because of his small penis

For some people size does matter.

From The42 'Never say never pays off eventually' - Irvine savours double medal success Reaction

'Never say never pays off eventually' - Irvine savours double medal success

The cyclist also discussed yesterday’s news that the Giro d’Italia was coming to Ireland.

VIDEO: Why you shouldn't drive up somebody's a***

Because they might do this.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan confiscates 435 dog penises at illegal abattoir Taiwan

Taiwan confiscates 435 dog penises at illegal abattoir

Officials discovered a number of collars, indicating some of the dead animals could have previously been pets.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun Human Rights This post contains videos

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun

Taiwanese man wrongfully on death row is one of 12 the human rights abuse cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

From The42 Chinese wonder-kid, 14, wins Masters berth Prodigy This post contains videos

Chinese wonder-kid, 14, wins Masters berth

Guan Tianlang held on for a one-stroke win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship today.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all Oh... This post contains videos

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all

It’s a slightly surreal take on what’s happening across Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands Asia

Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands

Ten Japanese people – including five councillors – landed on the main island of an archipelago also claimed by China and Taiwan.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan holds first same-sex Buddhist wedding Taiwan This post contains images

Taiwan holds first same-sex Buddhist wedding

You Ya-ting and Huang Mei-yu married in a historic ceremony at a monastery in Taoyuan on Saturday.

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world? Hello Kitty This post contains images

In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?

Or is it all a bit too much?

Taiwanese animators let you watch Dick Cheney's heart transplant What The... This post contains videos

Taiwanese animators let you watch Dick Cheney's heart transplant

…except the Taiwanese version also involves a Frankenstein’s Monster, a zombie rabbit, and Darth Vader. Riiiight.

From The42 Linsanity: How a Knicks benchwarmer became a star in a New York minute Super Lintendo

Linsanity: How a Knicks benchwarmer became a star in a New York minute

The former Harvard student has scored more points in his first four NBA games than Michael Jordan and Shaq.

From TheJournal.ie Dead gamer in internet cafe ignored for hours by other customers Macabre

Dead gamer in internet cafe ignored for hours by other customers

Chen Jung-yu died during a 23-hour gaming session at a cafe in Taiwan.

From The42 YouTube top ten: because 2011 was a very good year Virals This post contains videos

YouTube top ten: because 2011 was a very good year

If exposure to digital media and 24-hour news has all but erased your memory: don’t panic. We’ve gathered all the valuable stuff in one place.

From TheJournal.ie Apple scores first victory in patent disputes with ruling against HTC Patent Wars

Apple scores first victory in patent disputes with ruling against HTC

The International Trade Commission has ruled that Taiwanese phone maker HTC has infringed on one Apple patent, a key win for the Californian tech giant.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin wins peace prize in China Peace Prize

Vladimir Putin wins peace prize in China

But the Chinese administration has distanced itself from the award.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Today's tributes to Steve Jobs Steve Jobs This post contains images

In pictures: Today's tributes to Steve Jobs

Fans of the Apple co-founder have been making their emotions heard and felt in personal tributes around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants Health

Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants

A hospital in Taiwan has admitted to transplanting HIV-infected organs from one donor into five different patients.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: first jail sentences following UK riots, is a bailout on the way for Cyprus, the Lord Mayor in a poncho, and creating a beard out of thin air…

From TheJournal.ie China tests first aircraft carrier as Taiwan unveils an 'aircraft carrier killer' China This post contains videos

China tests first aircraft carrier as Taiwan unveils an 'aircraft carrier killer'

China’s new ship is a refurbished former Soviet carrier. Taiwan meanwhile has unveiled a missile today which it says can destroy aircraft carriers.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists unveil reusable electronic paper E-paper

Scientists unveil reusable electronic paper

Researchers in Taiwan envisage that the e-paper will replace paper signs and posters and save huge numbers of trees.

From TheJournal.ie 72 global organisations hit by world's 'biggest ever cyber-attacks' Cyberterrorism

72 global organisations hit by world's 'biggest ever cyber-attacks'

The UN, US and Canadian governments are among six dozen high-profile targets of the largest ever hacking attack.

From TheJournal.ie Apple turns up the heat on HTC in the patent war Patent War

Apple turns up the heat on HTC in the patent war

The iPad and iPod maker claims that smartphone and tablet maker HTC has copied aspects if its design.

"Too salty": Jail time for blogger after negative restaurant review

Blogger’s review crossed the line, according to a Taiwanese judge.

From TheJournal.ie China rounds up more critics on anniversary of Tiananmen protests China This post contains videos

China rounds up more critics on anniversary of Tiananmen protests

22 years on from the “counter-revolutionary riot” of Tiananmen Square, demonstrators are silenced once more.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation finds Apple's Chinese workers treated 'inhumanely' Apple

Investigation finds Apple's Chinese workers treated 'inhumanely'

Inquiry into factories which produce Apple’s iPhones and iPads suggests excessive overtime and reports of anti-suicide pledges.

Frequent shopping makes you live longer according to study

The study, conducted by researchers in Taiwan, found that regular shopping may even benefit men more than women.

From TheJournal.ie What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events Japan Tsunami

What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events

A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A massive tsunami hits Japan in the wake of the 7th largest earthquake ever recorded; the Pacific region is on high alert and the verdict’s in on the iPad2.