So. Korean sunken ferry: Was captain among first to leave?

Investigators are looking into whether the captain of the sunken ferry got on the first rescue boat at the scene…

Rescuers search for survivors from sunken ship

Emotions were running high among relatives of the missing passengers who demanded answers to where their loved ones were…

South Korean ferry disaster leaves 4 dead, 283 missing

A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island…

Four people stabbed in Canadian office building

An employee of a human resources company stabbed his superiors while being fired at a Toronto office building…

Royal play date for Prince George in New Zealand

Britain’s young Prince George took on his first royal engagement in New Zealand. But he didn’t have to greet any dignitaries…

Royals arrive in New Zealand to rain, cheers

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have arrived in New Zealand’s capital to cheers from locals who braved windy…

Australian court recognizes third category of gender

New South Wales High Court ruled that the registration of a sex in Australia could be other than male or female…

Japan increases sales tax

Japan increased its sales tax from 5 percent to 8 percent on Tuesday, first time in 17 years…

Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck in off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday night…

Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes…

Hundreds of students occupy Taiwan’s Legislature to protest China pact

Hundreds of students remained barricaded in Taiwan’s Legislature early Wednesday in protest of the ruling party’s push …

Eight month old baby weighs more than 40 lbs

An eight month old baby boy made headlines in Colombia on Tuesday after weighing in at over 20 kilograms (44 pounds)…

Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions

The United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine…

Seoul: NK artillery launched near Chinese flight

South Korean officials criticized a North Korean artillery launch that they say happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane flew in the same area…

Singapore named the world’s most expensive city

Singapore has dethroned Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world…

Spanish cargo ship slams into jetty in SW France

A military helicopter evacuated the crew of a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty and split in two in choppy Atlantic Ocean…

Bitcoin and Taiwan

(中文) 電子貨幣比特幣Bitcoin,自5年前推出後,持續受到人們歡迎,日前一場科技研討會,與會的台灣專家表示,台灣政府不能忽視比特幣的存在,應該要將比特幣攤在陽光下…..

CNY celebrations around the world

CNY celebrations around the world (photo gallery)

Crocodile snatches Australian boy, mauls another

Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a four-meter (13-foot) crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old …

Cat on a skateboard video goes viral

Cat on a skateboard video goes viral…

Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi…

North Korea’s music video praising Kim Jong-un

North Korean releases new music video in praise of Kim Jong-un…

Danish tourist gang-raped, Indian police say

A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she got lost and approached …

List of world’s safest airlines is out

Australian Airline Qantas (kwon-tuhs) topped the rankings from airlineratings.com…

UK tabloid trial: Kate Middleton’s phone hacked

Intercepted phone messages from the days when Prince William and Kate Middleton were …

20-40 injured at partial London theater collapse

London authorities say between 20 and 40 people have been injured at a theater which partially collapsed during a packed performance of a show during the height of the Christmas season…

Rodman’s North Korea trip still on for next week

Dennis Rodman plans to travel to North Korea next week to train its basketball team, a trip unaffected by the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle…

WestJet surprises passengers with Christmas miracle

WestJet surprises passengers with Christmas miracle…

State media announces execution of Kim’s powerful uncle

State media announces execution of Kim’s powerful uncle…

Mandela event interpreter: “I was hallucinating”

The man accused of faking sign interpretation at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past…