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Strong earthquake hits Greek tourist island in Ionian Sea

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck off Greece's western coast near the tourist island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea. Authorities say there were no immediate reports of damage....

Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the Davos forum say in a new report that machines are increasingly moving in on jobs done by people, projecting that more than half of all workplace tasks will be carried o...

Ai Weiwei says China authorities raze his Beijing studio

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio. The frequent government critic says on his Instagram account the demolition began Frida...

Intelligent Evacuation System Procurement Report: Supply Market Intelligence and Category Pricing Strategies Now Available From SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Global procurement market intelligence advisory firm, , has announced the release of their Global Intelligent Evacuation System Category - Procurement Market Inte...

Rwanda closes thousands of churches in bid for more control

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operati...

Government to invest NT$6 billion to improve building safety

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Monday that the government plans to invest NT$6.078 billion (US$208.02 million) over four years to improve the safety of old buildings in the wake...

Magnitude-4.8 quake strikes off Greek island of Zakynthos

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck off the western island of Zakynthos, but no injuries or damage have been reported. ...

Taiwan government to step up building safety requirements

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's government intends to require or encourage seismic hazard assessments of commercial and residential buildings and their reinforcement as necessary to prevent the deadly co...

Another deadly blaze strikes Beijing, killing 5

BEIJING (AP) — Five people have died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor. ...

The Latest: Malaysia lowers death toll in dorm fire to 23

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on a deadly fire at a Islamic school in Malaysia (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Malaysian police are now saying 23 students a...

The Latest: Official says school applied for safety approval

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on a fire at an Islamic school in Malaysia (all times local): 11 a.m. A fire department official says the initial investiga...