Monday, October 20, 2014
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Although the Australian government has confirmed that the beef tallow imported by Namchow Group (南僑) "could be used in food," the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remained suspicious and is conducting tests on Namchow's food products., 1 Comment
Hong Kong's embattled government said it will open talks with student demonstrators Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies.
Relatives of Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls on Saturday dared voice cautious hope of seeing the teenagers finally freed after officials claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants.
The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as U.S. President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic.
Taiwan will require all inbound travelers to disclose their travel histories as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, Health Minister-designate Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) said Saturday., 1 Comment
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa's most populous nation.
Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets Saturday, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who returned to a protest zone that officers had partially cleared.
Former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品), Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) and the manager of Ting Hsin's Pingtung oil factory, Tseng Chi-ming (曾啟明), were taken into custody yesterday.
Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when a ventilation grate gave way while they were watching an outdoor pop concert in Seongnam south of Seoul on Friday, rescuers said.
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Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.