The Taipei 101 skyscraper in the Taiwan capital was among the buildings that went dark today for Earth Hour.
A giant inflatable duck has disappeared from a harbour in Taiwan after a reported rupture.
The 18-metre art installation was floated at Taiwan's northern Keelung Port less than two weeks ago. But tourists have been left disappointed after online videos appeared to show it rapidly deflating after a large tear opened on its side.
The cause of the rupture has not been determined but is being "carefully examined", according to a City Council spokesman quoted by CNN.
Created by Dutch designer Florentijn Hofman, the rubber duck has graced the waters of a number of cities across the globe since 2007.
Around 10,000 people took part in Taiwan's first 5k zombie run in Taipei city today.
Participants could run either as humans or as zombies.
Human runners wore three red ribbons and the objective was to avoid being tagged and them taken away by zombies.
A dash-board mounted camera captured a terrifying landslide in Taiwan which sent huge boulders slamming onto a road from mountains above.
The video, uploaded to YouTube, says it was recorded in Keelung Badouzi on the northern tip of the island.
According to the China Post, no one was injured.
A debate in Taiwan's parliament descended into fisticuffs today as MPs clashed over whether to hold a referendum on nuclear power.
They exchanged punches and threw water at each other ahead of an expected vote on the issue.
The ruling Nationalist Party favours a referendum on the construction of the country's fourth nuclear power plant, but faces strong opposition from the minority Democratic Progressive Party.
Anti-nuclear sentiment in Taiwan is high in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011. Like Japan, the island has a high incidence of earthquakes.
The U.S. Geological Survey says that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck Taiwan.
The earthquake struck 24 miles southeast of the city of T'ai-chung, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.
More than 600 passengers were evacuated from a high-speed train bound for Taipei in Taiwan after suspected explosives and triggering devices were found on board, according to police.
"We think they are explosives as they contain liquid that smells like gasoline and some triggering devices, but further testing is required to identify the substance," a police spokesman told AFP.
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation said it had alerted police after two unattended bags with a "strong odour" were spotted in a bathroom on the train.
Passengers were evacuated when the train arrived at Taoyuan station near Taipei, and police removed the bags for investigation.
The company said it had not received any threats prior to the incident and added that it was the first time an evacuation was carried out over unidentified objects found on one of its trains.
Taiwan have become the first country to advise its people to stay away from Korea.
American intelligence officers in South Korea say they have seen enough evidence to expect a missile test "any time now".
Daybreak's Richard Gaisford reports from Seoul.
A study has found that England's most able youngsters, make less progress in maths, than their peers abroad.
Compared to 12 other countries, including Singapore, Japan and Russia, researchers have called for more focus on children's maths skills from an early age.
The report said "cultural and social factors" could be behind strong scores in East Asian countries, with education more highly valued, from higher salaries to heavy investment.