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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Personal diplomacy marks Modi's China trip amid warming ties
They are the strongest leaders to emerge in years from the world's two most populous nations - and appear to be trying to forge a strong working relationship.
U.S. Senate Democrats dealt a stinging setback to Barack Obama on Tuesday, blocking a measure that would have given their own president a free hand to swiftly finalize a massive Pacific Rim trade accord.
Dozens feared dead in Philippines fire
Dozens of people were feared dead after a fire swept through a footwear factory in the Philippine capital Manila on Wednesday, with rescuers reporting "piles" of bodies inside.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu yesterday chastised Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for remarks she made earlier this week that the nation's workforce had "too many days off," telling Tsai not to shift policy directions each time she meets with large corporations.
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Taiwan -- Chu lambastes Tsai with accusations of siding with corporations
At least 45 Shiite Ismailis murdered as gunmen launch attack on bus in Karachi
Pistol-wielding gunmen in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi on Wednesday stormed a bus carrying members of the Shiite Ismaili minority, killing at least 45 in the second deadliest militant attack in the country this year.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Taiwan -- 4 Taiwanese in Nepal unaccounted for in wake of major quake
Taipei - A total of 27 Taiwanese nationals were known to have been in Nepal when a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan country on Tuesday, and four of them remained unaccounted for as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
43 Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Karachi
KARACHI - At least 43 Shiite Muslims were killed and 13 wounded when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Karachi Wednesday, Pakistani police said, in the second deadliest attack on the minority sect this year.
SEOUL - A South Korean reservist went on a shooting spree that left one comrade dead and three wounded on Wednesday before shooting himself dead, as Amnesty International urged Seoul to rethink mandatory military service.
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Presidential spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) yesterday implored Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to quickly put President Ma Ying-jeou under investigation if the mayor truly believes that Ma has perjured himself in the ongoing Taipei Dome drama.
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Dozens dead as new quake hits Nepal
A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to a traumatized Nepal on Tuesday as buildings already damaged in a monster quake last month came tumbling down.
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Greece admitted Tuesday it was scraping the bottom of the barrel for cash as another huge debt repayment loomed, adding pressure to reach a rescue deal with its EU-IMF creditors to avoid default and crashing out of the eurozone.
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Members of three Taiwanese religious and medical groups helping with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were reported safe Tuesday after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan country earlier in the day, roughly two weeks after a major temblor killed more than 8,000 people.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7.3-magnitude quake hits devastated Nepal: USGS
KATHMANDU - A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, sending terrified residents running into the streets in the capital Kathmandu, according to witnesses and the US Geological Survey.
SYLHET, Bangladesh - Masked men wielding machetes stabbed a blogger and author to death Tuesday near his home in northeastern Bangladesh, police said, the third fatal attack this year against a blogger in the South Asian country.
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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.
  
  
  
  
  
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