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…

TIME’s Person of the Year 2013: Pope Francis

(中文) 時代週刊選了新上任的羅馬天主教宗方濟各做2013年度風雲人物。而爆料揭露美國監控風波的斯諾登排第二位…

Cameron explains selfie at Mandela memorial

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was only being polite when he posed for a selfie photo at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service…

Three world leaders pose for selfie at Mandela service

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron leaned in to pose for a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt…

Jesse Owens Olympic gold medal sells for $1.4M

An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction…

North Korea purges Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle

North Korea announced Monday that it has purged leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, considered the …

Timeline:Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei…

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela has died….