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Sunday, August 24, 2014
The famous Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies at 60
“Pepe the Missionary,” a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials said Friday.
2014/8/24
There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the U.S. tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.
2014/8/24
The liberation of the bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris by the writer Ernest Hemingway 70 years ago, as the French capital was freed from its Nazi occupiers, is the stuff of legend.
2014/8/24
Friday, August 22, 2014
'Ice Bucket Challenge' tackles ALS
Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig's disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral.
2014/8/22
Thursday, August 21, 2014
BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.
2014/8/21
Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats
At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.
2014/8/21
Japanese man born before first human flight becomes world's oldest man at 111
A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.
2014/8/21
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener'
One hand clinging to his boat's gunwale, Harun Muhammad submerges himself, eyes and ears wide open underwater as he “listens” for fish sounds emanating from the blue depths.
2014/8/20
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Taipei mayor attends 'Lucy' premiere with director Luc Besson
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday attended the premier of famed French writer-director Luc Besson's “Lucy,” a film that was partially shot in Taipei featuring local backdrops and actors.
2014/8/19
Director Luc Besson's new action thriller “Lucy” is not the first major Hollywood production to shoot in Taiwan, but it is the first one where Taiwan plays a major part in the storyline.
2014/8/19
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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