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DPP: Ma Ying-jeou must explain dismissal of Chang Hsien-yao


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ma should disclose the reasons for Chang's firing instead of hiding them in a 'black box,' says the DPP...full story
updated 2014-08-20 07:59 PM
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DPP: Ma Ying-jeou must explain dismissal of Chang Hsien-yao

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ma should disclose the reasons for Chang's firing instead of hiding them in a 'black box,' says the DPP....Fullstory

2014-08-20 07:59 PM

India's Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga, dies

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and authored 17 books on the subject, has died....Fullstory

2014-08-20 06:42 PM

Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Saying "even the pope has a family," Pope Francis has expressed thanks for the prayers and condolences sent him after the....Fullstory

2014-08-20 06:01 PM

Illegal fund reportedly took in NT$1.9 billion from members

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

More than 20,000 members reportedly deposited funds in the association, police and prosecutors are investigating....Fullstory

2014-08-20 05:42 PM

Keelung Public Works Director makes bail as city councilors rounded up

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Investigation of corruption involving licenses for water use....Fullstory

2014-08-20 05:13 PM

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end....Fullstory

2014-08-20 04:01 PM

Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters
By JIM SALTER
Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave....Fullstory

2014-08-20 03:01 PM

New Zealand bans shark finning

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand is banning the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts says is welcome and will....Fullstory

2014-08-20 02:22 PM

US officials: Video shows American's beheading
By LARA JAKES and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for....Fullstory

2014-08-20 12:42 PM

Press groups urge probe of Honduras reporter slay

Associated Press

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Press freedom groups on Tuesday urged Honduran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying of a broadcast journalist who was shot to....Fullstory

2014-08-20 09:42 AM

Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany says it is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Germany would closely....Fullstory

2014-08-20 07:42 PM

Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

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MOSCOW (AP) -- Protesters have scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of....Fullstory

2014-08-20 06:42 PM

Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Islamic extremists have launched an attack on a major air base in northeastern Syria, aiming to seize the last position....Fullstory

2014-08-20 06:01 PM

Student admitted to elite high school despite zero on test Student admitted to elite high school despite zero on test

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Admission of student to prestigious high school despite missing one test has critics of 12-year system in an uproar....Fullstory

2014-08-20 05:27 PM

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
By LARA JAKES
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American....Fullstory

2014-08-20 04:01 PM

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man 111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate....Fullstory

2014-08-20 03:42 PM

Tibet puts 20-person limit on tour buses

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BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are limiting the number of passengers aboard tour buses on mountain roads of Tibet, following two fatal accidents involving such....Fullstory

2014-08-20 02:42 PM



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2014-08-20 01:01 PM

China's latest bus fire kills 1, injures 19

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BEIJING (AP) -- China's state media say a public bus in an eastern city has caught fire, killing one person and injuring 19. State-run Qilu Evening....Fullstory

2014-08-20 12:22 PM

Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Eight people died and at least 13 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in....Fullstory

2014-08-20 09:22 AM

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