Friday, August 1, 2014
Gas leaks in the sewage system of Kaohsiung's Cianjhen District led to multiple explosions late Thursday night, injuring several people and overturning cars, according to fire department of the southern municipality.
Main opposition party legislators slammed the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) for disregarding the lives of the passengers aboard the crashed TransAsia Airways plane GE222, stating that there were a final six minutes in which many lives could have been saved.
A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle.
Rescuers battled through heavy rains on Thursday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.
The "ocean transportation express zone," the construction of which was completed in June, will go a long way in helping Taiwan's economic development, said Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday.
Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook.
The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark short-term interest rate.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as "outrageous" and "unjustifiable," and demanded an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.