Monday, August 25, 2014
Xing Tian Temple (行天宮), one of the most popular temples in Taiwan, yesterday announced that from Aug. 26 it will remove its incense burners and offering tables from the temple for environmental protection purposes.
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China has executed eight people for "terrorist attacks," including three it described as "masterminding" a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media announced.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley by a man speaking with an English accent was an "utter betrayal of our country."
Four people were arrested as police shut down voting facilities in Macau on Sunday after activists ignored strong objections from Beijing and held an unofficial referendum on electoral reform, the event organizer said.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Saturday, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao reportedly plans to meet prosecutors tomorrow to defend himself against spying allegations.
A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S. would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.
Four people were killed when nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan traded heavy fire across their border early Saturday, with each country accusing the other of "unprovoked" military action.
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace -- the fourth such incident since March.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion."