Sunday, August 2, 2015
Students occupying the Education Ministry yesterday rejected Education Minister Wu Se-hwa's offer of a conditional solution to the criminal charges against some of them, saying it is an attempt to divide the protesters.
Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny pockets of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in limbo for nearly seven decades.
The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.
Mainland Chinese manufacturing activity slowed further in July, official data showed Saturday, an early sign of weakness for the world's second-largest economy in the second half of this year.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.
A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370.
A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged on Friday to crush the insurgency "very soon".
Taiwan's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in April-June, data showed yesterday, hammered by a plunge in its key export sector and falling demand in China.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced yesterday that a meeting may be held to discuss an extra legislative session to debate the controversial high school curriculum guidelines, after talks between Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) and student protesters fell through.
Beijing on Friday narrowly won an International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief, a fund official said Thursday.