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.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Russian warplanes unleashed a new wave of strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday, as Moscow and Washington prepared for urgent talks to avoid clashes between their forces.
Taiwan's economic growth may not be on track to reach 1 percent in 2015 after a contraction in the third quarter, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計總處) said yesterday.