Sunday, June 28, 2015
Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously.
Greece's place in the euro currency bloc looked increasingly shaky on Saturday after eurozone nations rejected a month-long extension to its bailout program and the prime minister called for a risky popular vote on the country's financial future.
Three members of the same family were among at least 15 Britons killed in the Tunisia attack, reports said Sunday, in Britain's worst loss of life in a terror incident since the 2005 London bombings.
Around 160 people were injured when a suspected dust explosion caused a fire at a theme park yesterday in one of the biggest accidents in New Taipei City in recent history., 3 Comments
President Barack Obama sang a hymn of hope and spoke with the fervor of a preacher as he eulogized a pastor and eight parishioners gunned down at a historic black church in an apparent hate crime -- and he minced no words in calling for an end to racial
South Korea on Saturday said it was closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
PARIS - A gunman shot dozens at a Tunisian beach resort, a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Kuwait and in France, a lone killer pinned a decapitated head to the gates of a factory, in an international Islamist assault on Friday.
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ATHENS -- Greece's fraught bailout talks with its creditors took a dramatic turn early Saturday, with the radical left government announcing a referendum in just over a week on the latest proposed deal -- and urging voters to reject it.
Taipei - The issue of legalizing gay marriage is "extremely controversial" in Taiwan, a senior Ministry of Justice official said Saturday, adding that the government would not consider making same-sex marriages legal for the time being.
Greece's international creditors on Friday offered Athens a five-month, 12-billion-euro (US$13.4 billion) extension of its bailout program but said it must seal a deal this weekend to avoid an IMF default next week.
The United States Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
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