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Saturday, January 17, 2015
The financial shockwaves from the Swiss franc's staggering ascent, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, have hit firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business.
Taiwan -- New strain of bird flu found in Pingtung
A farm in Pingtung County's Wantan Township (萬丹) has been discovered to have been infected with H5N3, a new strain of bird flu spreading across the country, according to reports from the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ).
U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and providing further evidence of falling inflation pressures.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Belgian police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout
With Europe dreading more terror, Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they called a major attack by as little as hours Thursday, killing two suspects in a firefight and arresting a third in a vast anti-terrorism sweep that stretched into the night.
Impeachment calls crescendo as D-Day nears for Thai PM
A Thai anti-graft official said ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must face a "political punishment" for a costly rice subsidy scheme, as calls for her impeachment gathered steam Friday.
Taiwan -- KMT councilor sues Lai for negligence
A Kuomintang (KMT) councilor yesterday pressed charges against Greater Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and 19 other local officials for not reporting to the city council for questioning.
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The Taiwan High Court ruled city councilors charged in the 2010 New Taipei City council speaker and deputy council speaker "ballot flashing" case not guilty yesterday.
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Images reveal Boko Haram attack: groups
Leading human rights groups on Thursday released satellite images claiming to show massive destruction by Boko Haram of two Nigerian towns in what is feared to be the deadliest strike of the Islamists' six-year insurgency.
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U.S. wholesale prices fell in December by the largest amount in more than three years, reflecting the biggest monthly decline in the cost of gasoline in six years.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A 20-year-old man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials.
Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka Thursday for the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds await the first papal visit in 20 years.
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Taiwan -- MOEA mulls CNY water rationing
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced yesterday that it will be holding a meeting next month in order to decide if there will be a second phase of water restriction after Chinese New Year, as the water level at Shihmen Dam (石門水庫) has reached a new 11-year low.
  
  
  
  
  
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