Friday, July 3, 2015
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.
A second victim severely injured during last Saturday's color dust water park fire succumbed to his wounds yesterday at Taichung Veterans General Hospital. During a late afternoon press conference, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) confirmed that 184 victims from the incident remain in critical condition.
A factual data report released by the Aviation Safety Council (ASC,飛安會) yesterday showed that the pilots may have been responsible for the TransAsia Airways crash on Feb. 4 that claimed the lives of 43 passengers and crew after they pulled the wrong throttle, shutting down the sole working engine.
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U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September.
Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an US$18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, one of the worst environmental disasters in the U.S.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.
The United States and Cuba on Wednesday agreed a historic deal to re-establish full diplomatic relations, severed 54 years ago in the heat of the Cold War.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a fresh reform proposal to eurozone ministers on Wednesday after Greece became the first advanced economy to default on an IMF payment.