Monday, October 6, 2014
Pope Francis on Sunday issued a strong signal of support for reform of the Catholic Church's approach to marriage, cohabitation and divorce as bishops began a landmark review of teaching on the family.
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Brazilians voted Sunday, with President Dilma Rousseff expected to win the first round but headed for a likely runoff against one of two challengers promising very different brands of change.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, has died. He was 63.
Standoffs between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and their antagonists grew increasingly ugly Saturday, as the two sides traded insults and at times taunted police. The city's leader said streets occupied by the protest must be cleared by Monday., 1 Comment
Taiwan karate star Ku Tsui-ping (辜翠萍) dominated a series of matches in the 2014 Asian Games women's -50-kilogram division to win the 10th gold medal for Taiwan yesterday.
For the world's first baby born to a woman with a transplanted womb -- a medical first -- only a victorious name would do.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.
A 36-year-old Swede has become the world's first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, medical journal The Lancet said on Saturday, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women.
Hong Kong student leaders on Friday said they called off talks with the government after angry scuffles erupted at their huge pro-democracy demonstrations, saying police had allowed "triad" criminal gangs to attack their protest camps.
A huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said Thursday.
U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.
Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) announced at a press conference at 8 p.m. last night that he is resigning from his position to take responsibility for the waste oil scandal.
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