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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Taiwan -- Prosecutors raid LCY, CGTD offices
As part of the investigation into the recent gas explosions in Kaohsiung, prosecutors yesterday raided the offices of LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化學工業) and China General Terminal & Distribution Corp. (CGTD, 華運倉儲), after they discovered a hole in one of the underground pipes belonging to LCY.
A petrochemical company said Monday that it would be more dangerous to transport propene, a petrochemical raw material, via tankers rather than underground pipes, in response to calls from residents in the southern city of Kaohsiung after last week's deadly explosions that are believed to have been caused by a propene pipeline leak.
A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said.
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A Russian border security official said Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed into Russia, although both sides gave conflicting accounts as to why they had decided to cross the border.
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Rescuers battle to clear bodies after 400 die in Yunnan quake
Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets Monday after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Rescue efforts after nearly 400 die in China quake
An intense rescue operation was under way in China Monday after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area.
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Jihadists raised their black flag in Iraq's northern town of Sinjar Sunday in a second straight day of advances against Kurdish forces, sparking mass displacement the UN called a humanitarian tragedy.
LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY, 李長榮化學工業) Chairman Bowei Lee (李謀偉) yesterday held a press conference in Kaohsiung and for the first time apologized to the public over the multiple explosions in downtown Kaohsiung last Thursday night.
Taiwan -- LCY apologizes over Kaohsiung blasts
At least 175 killed in SW China quake: state media
At least 175 people were killed and 1,402 injured after a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province Sunday, state media said.
Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal feared to have buried at least 100 people under tons of mud and rocks.
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An audit of votes cast in Afghanistan's presidential election resumed Sunday without the backing of Abdullah Abdullah, one of the two candidates, officials said, as the fraud-tainted poll descended into further uncertainty.
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Israel declares missing soldier dead as Gaza toll rises
The Israeli army on Sunday announced the death of Hadar Goldin, a soldier who had been missing in the Gaza Strip, as both sides of the conflict vowed to keep fighting.
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