Tuesday, June 30, 2015
TOKYO -- A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said. National broadcaster NHK said the man and a female passenger were dead.
SANAA - The Islamic State group claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.
World markets tumbled Monday as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls to halt a panic-driven run on ATMs, a day before Athens risked defaulting and possibly crashing out of the euro.
One of the seriously injured in the dust explosion last Saturday -- 20-year-old Lee Pei-yun (李珮筠) -- died at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (中山醫學院) in Taichung after being taken off a ventilator Monday morning.
Envoys of governments that plan to join a mainland China-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that gives Beijing the biggest voting stake at the start but no veto power.
Egypt's state prosecutor has died hours after a powerful bomb hit his convoy in Cairo on Monday, officials said, following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to punish a crackdown on Islamists.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an 8-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.
Asian equities tumbled Monday on expectations of a Greek eurozone exit after Athens announced a referendum on creditors' proposals, while Chinese stocks gyrated wildly after losing some 20 percent in the past two weeks.
South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under control.