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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Hundreds dead in massive Nepal quake
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.
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Thousands honor soldiers 100 years after Gallipoli
For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.
Water theft has been a serious problem in Taiwan, with last year's loss registered from crackdowns amounting to an equivalent of at least a day's supply from the Shihmen Dam, according to official statistics.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Italian judge keeps migrant disaster ship skipper behind bars
The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned is to remain behind bars as an Italian judge continues his inquiry into the deadly disaster.
 > Europe
UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved
Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.
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Police arrest man over drone landing at Japan PM office
Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
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Taiwan -- Tokyo asserts right to claim disputed islands in textbooks
The Japanese government's chief spokesman said yesterday that "there should be no problem" for the nation in describing the Diaoyutai Islands as its territory in middle school textbooks.
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung preparing for phase-3 rationing
Third-phase water restrictions will begin on May 4 in Greater Kaohsiung and affect an estimated 2.56 million people, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) will meet his counterpart from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing on May 4, and the two will exchange opinions on issues of mutual concern, the KMT said Friday in a statement.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods increased by the largest amount in eight months. But a key category that tracks business investment plans dropped for a seventh month, suggesting that manufacturing is still struggling through a soft patch.
Armenia marks centennial of 1.5 mil. deaths
The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.
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Friday, April 24, 2015
東京 - 針對日本教科書將釣魚台列嶼列入日本領土所引發的爭議,日本政府發言人,官房長官菅義偉今天表示,釣魚臺是日本固有領土,不管從歷史上或法律上來看都屬於日本,因此列進教科書毫無問題,日本政府不接受中國與台灣對它的領土聲明。
 > Japan
EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis
Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships ...
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