Monday, February 8, 2016
Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visited people injured in Saturday's earthquake in Tainan on Monday and said the ongoing rescue efforts will continue as long as necessary.
Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.
At least 10 more survivors were rescued Sunday from the rubble of the Tainan buildings felled by the deadly earthquake that hit Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday.
For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."
Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the U.S. presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican Party debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president, his commitment to his own policies and the depth of his experience.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The death toll in the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan early Saturday morning had climbed to 23 as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, with 121 still unaccounted for, while 282 had been rescued, according to statistics by the Tainan City government., 1 Comment
North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.
The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a deadly earthquake hitting southern Taiwan earlier in the day.