Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands Monday, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections., 2 Comments
Taiwanese TV producer Angie Chai (柴智屏) denied bribery allegations against her in China on Monday, saying that she is simply needed in an investigation as a witness.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
Beijing authorities should listen and heed the voices of the Hong Kong people and handle their opinions with a peaceful yet cautious attitude, said President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday., 3 Comments
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground on Monday after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the city for days.
Chinese Taipei was defeated by South Korea 6 -3 yesterday at the Incheon Asian Games baseball final, settling with silver in the contest.
Approximately 8,000 people rallied by an educare graduates organization, the National 40,000 Educare Self-Help Association (全國4萬教保員自救會), hit the streets yesterday in support of the right for trained educators to teach kindergarten classes (幼教班) without earning specialized certification for preschool education.
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Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police said Sunday.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Military helicopters plucked seven people from a Japanese mountainside Sunday after a spectacular volcanic eruption sent officials scrambling to reach many more injured and stranded on the mountain.
British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a double blow as a minister resigned in a sex scandal and a lawmaker defected to eurosceptic party UKIP on the eve of the Sunday opening of his Conservative party's conference.