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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Taiwan, HK celebs in Beijing drug bust
The manager of Ko Chen-tung (柯震東), a Taiwanese actor and singer, in a statement yesterday confirmed rumors that his client had been taken into custody by Beijing authorities for alleged narcotics consumption.
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Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.
Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim
Missouri deploys National Guard to violence-wracked Ferguson
Missouri's governor on Monday ordered National Guard troops to help restore order in Ferguson, hours after police hurled tear gas to disperse violent protesters in the town wracked by race riots.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) said yesterday that it plans to recover about NT$600 million in National Health Insurance (NHI) fees from the period 2012-2013 after it started investigating health insurance cases from before the launching of the second-generation NHI program last year.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Kurds retake key Iraq dam as US, UK step up involvement
Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes have retaken the country's largest dam from jihadists, Kurdish officials said, as the United States and Britain step up their military involvement.
Eight foreigners and five Indonesians were rescued Monday two days after their tourist boat sank during a storm in the archipelago, having survived by huddling in a lifeboat or floating in their life jackets.
Lee Ching-guo (李清國), general manager of Shin Shin Natural Gas Co. Ltd (欣欣天然氣公司), yesterday issued an apology regarding the gas explosion that killed two in Xindian, New Taipei.
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Pope emphasizes 'fraternal' dialogue with China, others
Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conqueror" trying to take away the identity of others but as a partner in dialogue.
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Protesters defy curfew in riot-shaken US town
Police used smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse demonstrators who defied a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri early Sunday, where a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen triggered a wave of rioting.
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Taichung City's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system opened its Blue Line yesterday, allowing passengers to board at the line's 20 bus stops for free for one year.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse
A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street.
Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq
Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area.
  
  
  
  
  
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