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40 buildings collapsed in Mexico City, including a school where 21 kids and 4 adults, were killed after a quake shook the country. 墨西哥地震之後, 墨西哥城有40座建築物倒塌,其中包括一所有21名兒童和4名成年人遇害的學校。

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TAIWAN

Taiwan-based tech company HTC announced Thursday that it has sold part of its mobile division team to Google for US$1.1 billion. 台灣科技公司宏達電週四宣布,以11億美元的價格向Google出售部分行動部門團隊。

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LIFE

Researchers are testing a new treatment for ovarian cancer which may improve the quality of life for patients. 研究人員正在測試卵巢癌的新治療方法,可以改善患者的生活品質。

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BUSINESS

Standard and Poor's has lowered China's sovereign credit rating due to risks associated with its increasing debt. 由於與債務增加有關的風險,標準普爾下調了中國的主權信用評級。

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Real Madrid were beaten 1-0 by Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to leave them seven points behind Barcelona. 皇家馬德里週三在聖地亞哥伯納烏被貝蒂斯以1-0打敗,落後巴塞羅那7分。

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MOEA seem to be in denial about the severe shortage of electrical power. It really is like a "slow motion car wreck", we can all see it happening from a distance, but nobody is reacting to it.


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US-China trade: A tale of two reports

The release by China's Ministry of Commerce of a research report on economic and trade relations with the United States is an opportunity for the two countries to narrow differences over trade. In particular, it is an opportunity for the U.S. to take a more balanced view regarding its trade deficit with China.

Organ trafficking: business as usual

A Kuwaiti recipient and a Pakistani donor; an Israeli recipient and a Ukrainian donor; an American recipient and an Indian donor. The global dimensions of organ trafficking were exposed in shocking detail at an international summit on the subject at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican in February.

Has Beijing adopted a new diplomatic tactic?

Diplomacy is the art of tact. Sir Winston Churchill once said: "Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions."

Belt and Road will carry China far

Last week, China hosted a large-scale international conference to discuss the vision of its leader, President Xi Jinping, of connecting Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, ports, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other projects that involve 68 countries on three continents and about two-thirds of the world's population, with cumulative total investment estimated in the trillions of dollars.

The legacies and lessons of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before the involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly. Over 2.7 million Americans served in uniform in Vietnam, and more than 58,000 of them were killed or reported missing. Estimates of Vietnamese deaths top one million.

President Tsai meets a new nemesis

Tsai finds herself in a spot of bad luck in showdown with former President Chen.

South Korea election confirms democracy

President Moon takes office in a time of tension and uncertainty on both sides of the 38th Parallel.

Korean Peninsula dynamics are shifting

The election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea's president marks the re-emergence of a major player that had been silenced for five crucial months because of the country's political paralysis.

China's influence continues to grow in ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman's watered-down statement stands testimony to this.

Exit Hollande, France's president of paralysis

When Francois Hollande tapped Emmanuel Macron as an aide in his 2012 presidential campaign, little did he know that he was taking advice from his eventual successor.

Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters

The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalize the economy has not materialized, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election.

Institutions trump personalities for French voters

An enormous international sigh of relief has followed the election of comparative moderate Emmanuel Macron as president of France. He has decisively defeated Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front.

Global instability drives the growth of novel destruction

The actual use of one of the most destructive non-nuclear bombs in Afghanistan, reports of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the disturbing recent discussion on the threat of use of extremely destructive weapons in places such as the Korean peninsula have again focused attention on the extent to which the race for destructive weapons is threatening humanity and all other forms of life on earth.

Conflict on the Korean Peninsula presents a dilemma for ASEAN

Calls from the international community for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to play a role in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula could reinvigorate the bloc's ambitions to steer regional security. But ASEAN needs to proceed carefully -- the stakes are high and it has little to gain and much to lose.

India's upholding of death sentence for gang rapists is a lesson for Pakistan

"You can't clap with one hand," one of the rapists in the notorious Delhi gang rape case had famously said after being convicted of rape and murder.
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