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 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Mexicans clinging to hope of more survivors... +

Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico Citys devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing yesterday, five days after the magnitude 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers... +

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter said....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Thailand holds Taiwanese on telecoms fraud charges... +

Thai police on Friday arrested three Taiwanese in Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Khorat Province) on suspicion of involvement in telecoms fraud, Thai police officials said....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Australian banks scrap ATM charges... +

Australias four largest banks have scrapped cash withdrawal charges for all users, as the banking industry tries to salvage its reputation after a series of scandals....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Frontal system to chase out 'autumn tiger': CWB... +

The heat brought by an autumn tiger will ease as a frontal system is forecast to arrive on Thursday, bringing isolated showers, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Pay raises are not enough... +

The governments announcement of a 3 percent pay increase for military personnel, civil servants and teachers in the next fiscal year the first since 2011 has received broad support from across party lines and won backing from the business community....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Lithuanians race to pick mushrooms in annual festival... +

Hundreds of Lithuanians on Saturday ran around with baskets and buckets in a southeastern pine forest....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Trump's spat with sports world grows with tweets... +

US President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League (NFL) owners to fire players who protest during the US national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association...

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

INTERVIEW: Nation's strength is intelligence: Covestro CEO... +

Taipei Times (TT): What are your observations regarding industrial transformation?...

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Electric vehicles should not be viewed simply as means of transportation, but as 'jobs to be done'... +

There was a raft of catchy announcements about electric vehicles in the past week, from scooters in Taiwan to buses in Indiana. Electrification is about more than just automobiles. Every new deployment of batteries and motors is a new opportunity to explo...

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

KMT's new twice-weekly Webcasts to invite 'celebrities and industry experts'... +

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has announced that starting in October, it would begin twice-weekly live broadcasts on Facebook to broaden the partys media presence....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Annual Sun Moon Lake crossing draws almost 20,000, selfies become a concern... +

Nearly 20,000 people yesterday took part in the 35th annual Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival, while the increasing use of waterproofed cellphones during the swim triggered safety concerns....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Stevie Wonder headlines anti-poverty concert in New York's Central Park... +

Stevie Wonder on Saturday knelt before a packed New York festival in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the worlds worst poverty....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Low-wage earners driving credit card spending: center... +

Low-income earners have been the nations major credit card spenders over the past two years, with people earning less than NT$750,000 (US$24,910) per annum accounting for a majority of total credit card spending, the National Credit Card Center said on Sa...

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Lee urges prioritizing power supply... +

Premier William Lai () yesterday visited former president Lee Teng-hui (), who during a chat told Lai that the nation needs to boost its energy production before it can attract enterprises to invest in its industries....

 2017-09-24 16:20 

Taipei Times

Russia downplays threat of US strike on N Korea... +

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov yesterday said that the US would not carry out a strike on North Korea because it knows Pyongyang has nuclear bombs....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Bodybuilder dies after celebrity Muay Thai bout... +

A Singaporean bodybuilder has died after a celebrity Muay Thai fight against former Singapore Idol contestant Steven Lim, local media reported....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Ecns.cn

China's homegrown wind turbine rolls off production line ... +

A giant wind turbine developed by China has rolled off the production line in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Police accused of using excessive force on suspect... +

A New Taipei City police officer has been accused of using excessive force while subduing a suspect yesterday, when he was filmed throwing his motorcycle helmet at the suspect....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Hung might run for New Taipei mayor: lawmakers... +

Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu () could be the dark horse candidate in next years New Taipei City mayoral race, some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers said....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Syrian Democratic Forces capture Conoco gas field... +

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, on Saturday said they had seized a major natural gas field in Syrias Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants in rapid advances since the start of an operation...

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

State-run banks make headway in markets abroad... +

Two state-run lenders have made headway in overseas expansions, which might help them increase their customer base and revenue....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

No one gives Cowboys grand final hope: coach... +

The North Queensland Cowboys are delighted to be rated no-hopers against Melbourne Storm for next weekends National Rugby League (NRL) grand final, coach Paul Green said yesterday....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

NZ leaders line up to woo kingmaker... +

Both of New Zealands major political parties yesterday moved to open coalition negotiations with populist lawmaker Winston Peterss New Zealand First (NZF) party after the countrys general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Global crude hikes push CPC prices to seven-month high... +

State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, ) is to increase domestic gasoline and diesel prices today by NT$0.3 and NT$0.4 per liter respectively, pushing prices at the pump to a seven-month high....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Vietnamese rice paper makers roll with tradition... +

Stuffed, rolled, baked or fried: Rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners have spurned factory-made versions for homespun ones, propping up a thriving cottage industry in the Mekong Delta....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Turkey renews security bill ahead of Kurdish plebiscite... +

The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats, in a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off todays independence referendum....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Kipchoge misses record in rainy Berlin... +

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge yesterday staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin Marathon, but missed out on his bid to set a new world record....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Ethnic Rakhine suspicious of foreign aid to Rohingya... +

Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists, who accuse the UN and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taiwanese woman delays Belgian wedding after documents lost in mail... +

A Taiwanese woman had to postpone her wedding in Belgium due to a delay of more than one month in the delivery of important documents by Chunghwa Posts international Express Mail Service (EMS)....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Tigerair to clear losses in four years... +

Tigerair Taiwan Ltd (), a subsidiary of China Airlines Ltd (CAL, ), on Tuesday last week said its turnaround is intact and it expects to wipe out its accumulated losses in four years time....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Exhibition in Pingtung shows farewell letters of White Terror era prisoners... +

Letters written by White Terror-era political prisoners to their families are on display in Pingtung....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

North Korea top U-16s with 2-0 win; Taiwan beat Macau... +

North Korea were undefeated in the U-16 soccer Group F qualifier, with a 2-0 shutout over Hong Kong, while Taiwan triumphed 3-0 over Macau yesterday....

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

Blaak turns Olympic pain into her Worlds triumph... +

One year ago, road cyclist Chantal Blaak was digesting the biggest disappointment of her career as she was left out of the Dutch Olympic squad, but 12 months on and the 27-year-old is national and world champion having put more illustrious teammates Maria...

 2017-09-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

To be president, Ko needs a party... +

Following the success of the Taipei Summer Universiade, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () has found himself far ahead of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) political heavyweights in the opinion polls. Kos relationship with the DPP has been strained, and it is...

 2017-09-24 16:19 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Myanmar cartoonists lead the media in jeering Rohingya... +

Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas. Fanned by Myanmar’s civilian and military leaders, an i...

 2017-09-24 16:18 

Ecns.cn

Global law forum concludes in Wuhan ... +

An international forum on private international law has been held in central China's Hubei Province....

 2017-09-24 16:09 

Central News Agency

Sing China Music Festival halted following protest... +

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) Sing China Music Festival, a cultural activity supported by the cities of Taipei and Shanghai, was called off Sunday afternoon following a protest by students and others at National Taiwan University (NTU)....

 2017-09-24 15:54 

Ecns.cn

A thousand children attend First Writing Ceremony in east China ... +
 2017-09-24 15:07 

South China Morning Post

Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term... +

Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament for the first time in more than half a century. After shock...

 2017-09-24 14:54 

The Mainichi

Sumo: Harumafuji beats Goeido in playoff to win 9th career title 2017 9 24... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji came from behind to beat Goeido in a dramatic playoff on Sunday to capture his ninth career title on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament....

 2017-09-24 14:51 

Ecns.cn

U.S. says election systems of 21 states hacked, Russia targeted again ... +

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday notified the chief election officer or secretaries of state in 21 states that hackers targeted their states' election systems before last year's U.S. presidential election....

 2017-09-24 14:47 

Ecns.cn

China approves nine IPO applications ... +

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved IPO applications from nine companies....

 2017-09-24 14:40 

Ecns.cn

Chinese vice premier stresses integration of rural industries ... +

China should push for the integrative development of primary, secondary and tertiary industries in rural regions to modernize agriculture and increase the income of farmers, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said Friday....

 2017-09-24 14:39 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

English says hes best placed to form New Zealand government... +

New Zealand’s ruling National Party says it is best placed to form the next government after securing the biggest slice of the vote in Saturday’s election, but it will need the support of a populist maverick to get there. Prime Minister Bill E...

 2017-09-24 14:34 

Ecns.cn

U.S. welcomes Russian visitors: ambassador ... +

The United States is not canceling visa programs for Russians, instead it wants as many Russians as possible to visit the country, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said Saturday....

 2017-09-24 14:32 

Ecns.cn

Moreno scores twice to help Shanghai Shenhua beat Guangzhou R&F 3-1 ... +

Colombian midfielder Giovanni Moreno scored twice to help Shanghai Shenhua beat Guangzhou Ramp;F 3-1 at home on Saturday in the 26th round of 2017 Chinese Super League....

 2017-09-24 14:21 

Ecns.cn

NBA players band together in verbal war with Trump ... +

Retired NBA super star Kobe Bryant involved in a verbal war on Saturday with U.S. President Donald Trump, who announced no longer to invite Stephen Curry to the White House in honor of the basketball Championship....

 2017-09-24 14:17 

Ecns.cn

Chicago students, parents celebrate Chinese Cultural Festival ... +

Hundreds of students from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and their parents gathered at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago Saturday to have a taste of traditional Chinese culture at the annual Chinese Cultural Festival....

 2017-09-24 14:17 

Japan Times

Vatican says it terminated auditor generals tenure for spying on senior officials... +

The Vatican said Sunday it had been forced to oust its former auditor general - who resigned without explanation in June - because he had ......

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