Friday, January 30, 2015
Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.
Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.
A Taiwanese man died and two others were injured in Taipei on Thursday when scaffolding collapsed on the set of a movie that is being directed by American Martin Scorsese, officials said.
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Taipei District Court yesterday released former Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) Chairman Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) on bail of NT$100 million after Wei was detained and indicted for alleged fraud and using inedible oil in cooking oil as well as food products., 1 Comment
Apple's quarterly profit rocketed to a corporate record US$18 billion at the end of last year on booming sales of big-screen iPhone models, especially in China.
Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) moved to within one match of her first Grand Slam title on Wednesday after she and China's Zheng Jie (鄭潔) steamrolled through their women's doubles semifinal at the Australian Open.
Jordan offered Wednesday to free a female jihadist in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State (IS) group, which is threatening to execute the airman and a Japanese journalist.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.