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Friday, November 20, 2015
China issues book commemorating reformist leader Hu Yaobang
China's ruling Communist Party has issued a collection of speeches and other works by reformist leader Hu Yaobang, whose death catalyzed the 1989 pro-democracy protest movement that was brutally crushed on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
KMT candidate list met with criticism
Twelve names from the Kuomintang's (KMT) legislator-at-large list for next year's legislative elections were revealed a day early by local media yesterday and reportedly attracted disappointment from fellow party members,.
The government has instructed its embassies, consulates, and missions abroad to ramp up anti-terrorism measures in the wake of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, including strengthening screening procedures for visa applications by foreign nationals to better detect terrorist suspects, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
IS 'executes' China, Norway hostages
The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed two hostages, one Chinese and a Norwegian, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead.
Suspected Paris mastermind died in raid: officials
The Belgian jihadi suspected of masterminding deadly attacks in Paris died along with his cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, officials said Thursday.
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Medicine's final line of defense against deadly disease has been breached, raising the specter of a global epidemic, scientists say, after finding bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Remaining running mates revealed
A final picture of the 2016 presidential race in Taiwan emerged as the Peoples First Party (PFP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) officially announced their vice presidential candidates yesterday. For the first time in Taiwan's electoral history, all three major political parties have fielded running mates that are not of the same party affiliation as their presidential candidate.
Chemical-tainted processed meat probed
A Taipei-based hot dog and ham production company has been accused of using non-food grade chemical ingredients in its products, the Taipei City Health Department announced yesterday, and the products are thought to have affected at least five stores, including breakfast shops.
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Two dead, seven arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind
Amid gunfire and explosions, police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesday. The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests but no clear information on the fugitive's fate.
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U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded mainland China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at a regional leaders' summit.
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