Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. scrambling for their party's 2016 nomination for president descended on the tiny New England state of New Hampshire on Tuesday ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an "extraordinary event" that poses a public health threat to other parts of the world.
An international agency says North Korea has declared plans to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
TOKYO -- Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to decide within a month between investment offers from Taiwanese company Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, or a consortium of Japanese investors.
Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were elected as legislative speaker and deputy speaker respectively on Monday, Feb. 1 in the first day of the newly sworn-in Legislature.
Mainland police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of US$7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest case of financial fraud in Chinese history.
Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases -- but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.
Mainland Chinese manufacturing ebbed in January to its lowest in more than three years, a possible sign of further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy after posting its slowest annual growth in a quarter century.
Monday, February 1, 2016
The lifeless body of Yemen's top Salafi cleric in the southern port city of Aden was found disfigured on Sunday hours after he was abducted following an anti-extremism sermon, security officials told The Associated Press.
International donors have failed to deliver US$1.9 billion in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people and decimated already weak health care systems, the U.K.-based charity Oxfam said Sunday.
A witness to the drowning of 37 people including babies and other young children off Turkey's coast described the horror and screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks, saying it was like "somebody was being murdered."