Saturday, July 19, 2014
The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years made its second landfall Friday, authorities said, after leaving a trail of destruction and at least 64 dead in the neighboring Philippines.
Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Social media posts by pro-Russian insurgents -- most of them hastily removed -- suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian army plane before realising in horror that it was in fact a packed Malaysian airliner.
Israel on Friday announced its first casualty since the start of a ground operation in Gaza, with one soldier killed following a night of heavy fighting in the Hamas-ruled enclave.
A Malaysian airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are battling government forces, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported, citing aviation and security sources.
Executive Yuan spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) yesterday responded to public criticism over a pension policy U-turn controversy, saying that the government has not changed the method of pension distribution for military personnel, teachers and public servants, adding that he is sorry for not being able to deliver accurate information on Wednesday.
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO, 台灣台北地方法院檢察署) yesterday officially remanded the suspect in the Criminal Investigation Bureau's (CIB) ongoing Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. (南港輪胎公司) corruption case.
A group of influential U.S. lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail and other online accounts when a person dies.
The United States and Europe significantly strengthened sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine Wednesday, with Washington for the first time directly targeting Russia's banking, military and energy sectors.
She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal -- to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.