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This homeowner blocked first responders from a dying man because she didn't want an 'unlucky house' — but her plan backfired
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This was the single mistake that cut power to 6.68 million households
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CPC's blackout mistake is a lesson about getting the basics right
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US-North Korea tensions show signs of winding down
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This haunting 'wind phone' is helping Japanese say goodbye to the departed
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Liverpool edge Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg playoff
Liverpool takes a step towards the Champions League group phase beating Hoffenheim 2-1 in Germany in the first leg qualifying playoff.
 > Soccer
 
Obama's response to Virginia attack is most liked tweet of all time
A tweet written by former U.S. president Barack Obama in the wake of the white supremacist rally in Virginia has become the most liked message ever posted on Twitter.
 
APP Operator Cooperates with the Tourism Industry to Offer Free Calls for South Asian Travelers
With the surge in the number of tourists from ASEAN nations, the tourism industries in Taiwan all seize this business opportunity. App operators work with travel platforms, hotels, food and beverage industries and souvenir stores to promote the "talk free and travel smart" program supported by Taoyuan Metro Corporation.
 
Melbourne ranked world's most liveable city for seventh year in a row
Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row, while Sydney remained out of the top 10 for another year due to terrorism fears, according to a report published on Wednesday.
 
Free Wi-Fi now available on high-speed trains north of Hsinchu
The service, provided by the "iTaiwan WiFi" system run by the government, was made available at the 12 Taiwan High Speed Rail stations and aboard all bullet trains north of Hsinchu on Wednesday.
 
CPC's blackout mistake is a lesson about getting the basics right
It was not the first time the two engineers – one from the CPC and another from a subcontractor, both with substantial experience in the job – ignored SOPs when changing power supply units.
 
This was the single mistake that cut power to 6.68 million households
Tuesday's massive blackout occurred after staff failed to switch the computerized valve switch to manual control when replacing a power supply unit.
 
US-North Korea tensions show signs of winding down
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he would watch the conduct of the US "a little more" before deciding whether to order the firings, Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday.
 > Korea
 
Trump defends response, blames violence at rally on 'both sides'
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his remarks blaming violence at a white supremacist rally at the weekend on "both sides," claiming he was waiting until he knew the facts about the incident.
 
73 people have been hospitalized for H1N1 in Myanmar
Every year, three to five million people suffer from severe infections from H3N2, H1N1 and Influenza B around the world.
 > Other
 
Children, aged 12 and 8, have been arrested in Cambodia for selling meth
The two were allegedly found with 59 packets of the drug.
 > Other
 
New data show heatstroke is deadly even at night
More than a quarter of those who died of heatstroke did so between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m., stats from Tokyo indicate.
 > Other
 
Zimbabwe's first lady has surrendered to police over an alleged hotel assault
Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to South African police after allegedly assaulting a woman at a Johannesburg hotel.
 > Africa
 
Iranian president: Our nuclear program can be restarted within hours
Threat is made in apparent attempt to stop the U.S. from enacting new sanctions.
 
This haunting 'wind phone' is helping Japanese say goodbye to the departed
It has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
 > Japan
 
This homeowner blocked first responders from a dying man because she didn't want an 'unlucky house' — but her plan backfired
Her actions allegedly delayed emergency treatment of the man by 15 minutes.
 > Local
 > Taipei
 
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