Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Police in Taichung yesterday received reports from several elderly farmers of suspicious "men in black" that were allegedly looking for the old farmer who filed complaints about tainted oil manufacturer Chang Guann (強冠).
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A major international organization has cut its growth forecast for the countries that use the euro and says the troubled currency union needs even more stimulus from the central bank and governments.
The main suspects involved in the killing of a police officer in downtown Taipei turned themselves in yesterday but claimed the fatal attack was an "accident."
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As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) described Monday as "the worst shipwreck in years.", 1 Comment
Monday, September 15, 2014
A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said.
A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.
Wowprime Corporation (王品集團) held a press conference yesterday afternoon to apologize for a "misunderstanding" with the Taichung City Government's Health Bureau regarding its use of lard oil, as well as over its brand Famonn Coffee's (曼咖啡) use of tainted oil in its tomato vegetable soup.
A police detective died early Sunday morning after he was assaulted by a violent mob in Xinyi District.
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Condemning an act of "pure evil," Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Sunday that Britain would do all it can to catch the killers of a British aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State.
Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as dramatic as any of her films.