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Taiwan needs more wood buildings to achieve net-zero target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should introduce more wooden public infrastructure if it is to meet its carbon-neutral objective by 2050, said the supervisory and auditory branch of the government...

Building in Nigeria's commercial hub collapses; 5 dead

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A three-story residential building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, killing at least five people with many feared trapped, emergency response services said Monday....

Mercedes F1 boss apologizes as fire survivors slam sponsor

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team apologized Friday for the way the team announced its partnership with a company involved in a London high-rise where a fire ...

Sweden moves closer to getting first woman prime minister

Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson moved a step closer to becoming Sweden's first woman prime minister on Thursday when the ruling Social Democrat party elected her as its leader in place of Ste...

Video shows scooter rider barely avoid being crushed by falling building in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dashcam video surfaced on Friday (Oct. 1) showing a scooter rider barely avoiding being crushed by a falling building in eastern Taiwan. At 3:45 p.m. on Friday, the Man...

Taiwan amending policies to protect rights of citizens with disabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday (Dec. 24) that the Taiwanese government has amended 423 regulations and administrative measures to ensure the rights of citizens...

Taiwan to create site listing 117,000 air raid shelters in case of Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Chinese warplanes intrude into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) with increasing frequency, the government has pledged to post online the locations of...

UK offers guarantee over evidence in Grenfell fire probe

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s attorney general offered a guarantee Wednesday not to use oral comments from witnesses testifying before the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in subsequent prosecutions over the fire tha...

Grenfell chair requests UK pledge on witness immunity

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the inquiry into a London tower bloc fire that killed 72 people wrote to Britain's attorney general Thursday to ask for a pledge to prevent evidence from corporate witnes...

Firms in 2017 London fire inquiry accept no blame for blaze

LONDON (AP) — Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. ...

Communist Party Matsu Temple in southern Taiwan declared illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 6), the local government of Tainan City declared that a so-called “temple” dedicated to the goddess Matsu and co-opted by supporters of the Ch...

Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed store

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief says investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and trapped dozens of peo...

Taiwan government to spend NT$16.6 billion on reinforcing school buildings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Friday (April 19) he has approved a NT$16.6 billion (US$533) budget to reinforce school buildings in Taiwan. A magnitude 6.1 earthquak...

Fire in Bangladesh high-rise fully controlled after 19 died

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh fire officials say a fire in a high-rise office building in the capital has been brought under full control with the death toll remaining at 19. T...

Church collapses in Nigeria, killing 1 and hurting dozens

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — One worshipper has been killed and dozens of others injured after a church collapsed in southern Nigeria. Delta state police spokesman Andrew Aniakama says St. ...