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Islamic State militants blew up Mosul's symbolic al-Nuri mosque, an Iraqi military statement said. 伊拉克軍方聲明說,伊斯蘭國武裝分子破壞了位於摩蘇爾具象徵性的努里大清真寺。

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Taiwan's unemployment rate fell to 3.66 percent in May, the lowest level in two years, according to government data. 根據政府數據,台灣失業率在五月份下降至百分之三點六六,是兩年來的最低水平。

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LIFE

Hollywood star George Clooney has sold a tequila company he co-founded in a deal worth up to US$1 billion. 好萊塢明星喬治克魯尼售出以高雄市十億美元價格售出一家他共同創立的龍舌蘭酒公司。

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Terry Gou said his company, Hon Hai, still had a chance to acquire the memory chip unit of Japan's financially troubled Toshiba. 郭台銘表示,他的公司鴻海仍然有機會收購財政陷入困境的日本公司東芝的記憶晶片部門。

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Cristiano Ronaldo headed a winner as Portugal took a step toward the Confederations Cup semifinals with a win over hosts Russia. C羅以頭鎚建功,帶領葡萄牙打敗東道主俄羅斯,往聯盟杯半決賽邁出一步。

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Ms Tsai has spent a year failing to make cross-strait relations work, letting Taiwan to take a beating after another for no apparent benefit whatsoever.


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Are you sick of receiving spam and marketing messages? Maybe it's time for a digital detox

There is an episode on "Seinfeld," the seminal '90s sitcom, where the main protagonist Jerry Seinfeld picks up the phone only to be harassed by a telemarketer.

Vested interests are exploiting voters' ignorance of fake news to pursue hidden agendas

Fake news spread during the presidential election of the United States caught global attention last year. The fake news went viral and shocked the public.

Traffic tax won't solve Freeway No. 5 nightmare

A member of the Yilan County Council has proposed a tax on cars traveling along National Freeway No. 5 in a bid to curb the nightmarish holiday traffic congestion on the highway. But that may not be a cure for the traffic headache.

Are S. Asian countries 'deindustrializing' too soon?

Historically, all developed economies, after reaching a certain level of development, have experienced a decline in the share of manufacturing value-added in GDP with the rising share of services value-added.

Complex and tense East Asia situation demands a clear US policy response

Two significant geopolitical issues dominate East Asia; the North Korean nuclear showdown and China's maritime claims and expansion in the disputed South China Sea.

'Too busy' to visit US? More likely that Duterte is just playing coy

A surprise invitation from United States President Donald Trump to visit him at the White House may have boxed in President Rodrigo Duterte, forcing the Philippines' shrewd leader to hedge.

What the suicide of a young writer reveals

The suicide of the young novelist Lin Yi-han (林奕含), haunted for years by an alleged rape by her cram school tutor, has brought Taiwan's prevalent cram school culture under a fierce spotlight. But revisiting the long-debated culture only scratches the surface of a tangle of underlying problems in Taiwan's society.

Correcting the asymmetric Japan-US alliance through bilateral naval cooperation

The Self-Defense Forces have been tasked with a new mission of guarding U.S. forces. This is an important and symbolic act aimed at bolstering the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Deaths on Everest are inevitable, but more can be done

Deaths on Everest are inevitable, but more can be done

Ueli Steck, one of the world's most revered and respected mountaineers, died on the slopes of Mount Everest on Sunday morning. In 2012, the Swiss scaled Everest without oxygen.

Report, reshape, reconnect: Can the demise of journalism be stopped?

News media was the engine of journalism for past society. However, the development in recent decades has changed it. An inevitable series of transformation in technology, politics and economy has reshaped the communication landscape.

Tsai's 'new realities' are just empty platitudes

President Tsai Ing-wen called on mainland China to work with Taiwan to open up a new form of interaction to preserve cross-strait peace -- pretty words that amount to nothing substantive.

Press Freedom Day a grim irony for some

Today is World Press Freedom Day and the global situation is not promising, with that very freedom deteriorating in two-thirds of countries, according to an analysis published last week by the advocacy group Reporters without Borders.

Those at the top should let reporters get on with their jobs

As a communication for development professional, I have always had an interest in press freedom and freedom of expression. While surfing the internet recently, I made an amazing discovery: the Department of Films and Publications (DFP) in its website boasted to have documented the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

ASEAN softens stance as US belatedly beckons

What a difference a year makes. Last year, at the 29th ASEAN summit in Laos, a Chairman's Statement, without mentioning China,

Taiwan, US need close military ties more than ever

Despite repeatedly attacking Chinese trade policies on his campaign trail, U.S. President Donald Trump has now apparently undergone a miraculous transformation in his attitude toward Beijing, following a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last month.
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