Monday, May 20, 2013
Pope Francis warned the Catholic Church to not close in on itself at a Mass to mark Pentecost Sunday attended by more than 200,000 people, urging the faithful to be open and present in a new and changing world.
A strong frontal boundary between cold and warm masses arrived in Taiwan yesterday and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast that the frontal rainfall will linger above the island until May 23.
North Korea Sunday test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast, its fourth in two days, despite pleas from South Korea and the U.N. chief to halt the launches at a time of high tensions.
Under tight security, Pakistani officials Sunday held a repeat election in a district of violence-plagued Karachi, despite the killing of a senior politician in the city the day before.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole some of the spotlight from David Beckham as he scored two goals to lead French champion Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 home win against Brest on Saturday.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thousands of people protested in Rome on Saturday against austerity policies and high unemployment, urging new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on creating jobs to help pull the country out of recession.
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.
The investigative team that the government dispatched to Manila, in order to investigate the recent killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guards, returned yesterday after the Southeast Asian country's officials refused to cooperate.
Taiwan's representative in the United States has maintained that he has clearly explained Taipei's position to Washington in the wake of the ongoing row with Manila over the deadly shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard.
North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, apparently as part of a military drill, South Korea's defense ministry said.
France on Saturday became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate.
Europe's top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corp. for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.
A commuter train traveling eastbound from New York City derailed near the Connecticut suburb of Fairfield during the evening rush hour on Friday and collided with a westbound commuter train, injuring up to 60 people, three critically, officials said.