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Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Feb 9, 2016

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled by a powerful earthquake. The death toll in Saturday’s disaster stood at 40, while 320 people had been rescued, the Tainan city ...

Feb 8, 2016

Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia’s first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday. During his 1996-2003 tenure as immigration minister, Philip Ruddock, the second-longest-serving ...

Feb 8, 2016

26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

More than two dozen Indonesians in central Java have died after drinking bootleg alcohol, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing homemade liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police said. “Most ...

Suu Kyi could be president, Myanmar officials say

Feb 8, 2016

Suu Kyi could be president, Myanmar officials say

The nominees for Myanmar’s next president and two vice presidents will be revealed to parliament on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Parliament ...

Feb 8, 2016

Two Cambodian children die in discarded munition blast

Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to pry open a discarded rocket-propelled grenade with an axe, police said Monday. Nearly three decades of civil war gripped Cambodia from the 1960s, leaving the poverty-stricken nation both one of the most heavily bombed and heavily ...

Feb 8, 2016

China offers rewards for terrorism tipoffs: Xinhua

China has pledged to reward people who report online “terrorist” content up to 100,000 yuan ($15,200) for each tipoff, after giving out 2 million yuan worth of rewards last year, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday. “The Internet has become a channel for ...