Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Chen Hui-ying (陳慧穎), general manager of Formosa Water Park, and the Color Play Asia event host who goes by the stage name Tong Tong (彤彤), were questioned by police yesterday during an investigation surrounding the water park explosions that left almost 500 party-goers injured, with 240 still in intensive care, and one dead.
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Around 10 people were arrested and accussed of throwing signal bombs and crashing cars, including burning cars in fornt of a police station on the streets at midnight Tuesday, according to police officers of New Taipei City Police Department, Sanchong Precinct yesterday.
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The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday stated that "self-belittling" had occurred when political commentators weighed in on Taiwan's potential membership of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Some media outlets in Taiwan said that the government was willing to "bring disgrace upon itself" by agreeing to Beijing's terms for bank membership by diminishing national sovereignty.
At least 116 people were killed Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.
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.