Monday, July 14, 2014
North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.
Minister of Education Chiang Wei-ling resigned Monday over his connection to a local scholar who had several dozen research papers retracted from an international scientific journal because of alleged academic fraud.
Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧) said yesterday that he would get to the bottom of an academic fraud scandal that is snowballing into a major career crisis and vowed to not to hide from due responsibility.
The temperature in Taipei set a new high for this year when the mercury hit 37.8 degrees Celsius at 12:15 p.m. Sunday due to a strong high-pressure system over the Pacific, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.
Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening offensive that has killed more than 160 Palestinians.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The world has implored Israel and Hamas to end hostilities as the toll from Israeli air strikes rose to 162 and Gaza militants fired more rocket salvos, but both sides have rejected a truce.
Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended in a chorus of boos on Saturday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third place playoff match.
Taiwan has reiterated its sovereignty over disputed waters in the South China Sea, but also echoed the U.S. government's latest call on all claimants to exercise self-restraint to reduce tensions in the region.
A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina on Sunday as the monthlong soccer carnival hits a climax at the Maracana Stadium.
Israel pounded Gaza for a fifth day Saturday with air strikes and artillery, killing 22 Palestinians as Hamas defiantly kept up its rocket fire into the Jewish state.
The Houston Rockets finished a deal to trade point guard Jeremy Lin along with a first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday, according to ESPN.