Sunday, August 30, 2015
A public bus carrying 34 people, mostly foreign tourists, overturned on a mountain road in Taipei's Yangmingshan National Park, injuring at least 24, officials said.
Tens of thousands of Malaysians swarmed central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, defying warnings by police who had declared the rally illegal.
Thai authorities on Saturday detained and charged a 28-year-old Turkish man, Adem Karadag, over a bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more.
Taiwanese investors' confidence in the equity market fell sharply amid lingering concerns over the economic climate at home and abroad and due to a shock resulting from recent volatility in the global financial markets, according to a survey released by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Tropical Storm Erika churned across the Caribbean on Saturday, a day after sweeping over the tiny island nation of Dominica and leaving at least 20 people dead.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Defying authorities, tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
VIENNA -- Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
WASHINGTON - The United States named a senior envoy Friday to work for the safe return of hostages after criticism of its response to the kidnap and murder of Americans held in Syria.
Tainan City Mayor William Lai's (賴清德) eight-month boycott against Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教), centered around vote-buying allegations, came to an end yesterday due to a dengue fever outbreak.
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Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.
At least 10 civilians were killed Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were aborted amid a row over Kashmir.
Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.