Monday, October 5, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu's (洪秀柱) campaign office stated yesterday that she will respect the decision of party headquarters on whether a party congress will be held to determine the viability of her candidacy.
Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.
Medical charity Doctors Without Borders said Sunday it has withdrawn staff from the embattled Afghan city of Kunduz, a day after an apparent U.S. bombing raid on its hospital which the U.N. said could amount to a war crime.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
A suspected U.S. airstrike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz Saturday killed 16 Doctors Without Borders staff, in a bombardment the charity said continued for more than 30 minutes after Washington was informed.
Initial iPhone 6s series shipments to Taiwan are expected to reach 200,000 units, with phone carriers reporting strong pre-sales for the Apple smartphones, according to a local report.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford said Saturday that Taiwan is expected to report a year-on-year fall in exports for September as the prolonged Mid-Autumn Festival holiday and an interruption by Typhoon Dujuan worsened the country's export performance.
A Japanese citizen was shot dead by gunmen in a northern Bangladesh town on Saturday, police said, days after an Italian aid worker was murdered in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
The first bodies of Iranians killed in a stampede at the hajj arrived home from Saudi Arabia Saturday after a controversial nine-day delay and questions over the final death toll.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in a rural U.S. town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. A witness said a teacher was struck in the head.
The agriculture minister said yesterday that the government should support domestic industries hurt by trade liberalization, but not by maintaining import barriers.
U.S. hiring slowed sharply in September, and job gains for July and August were lower than previously thought, a sour note for a labor market that had been steadily improving.
The Ministry of Labor warned Friday that the consumption of dog or cat meat is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, in the wake of reports that some foreign workers in Taiwan have killed dogs or cats for their meat.