HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 people near Taiwan’s popular tourist city of Hualien.
BANGKOK (Reuters) – A group of Thai activists reported to police on Thursday to acknowledge charges brought against them, including charges of illegal assembly, after they staged a demonstration in Bangkok last month to protest a delay to a general election.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela on Wednesday set a presidential election for April 22 after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed, setting the stage for the likely re-election of President Nicolas Maduro.
The villagers who dug up Sierra Leone’s $6.5m “peace diamond” say they are still waiting for a share of the sale.
What Homer’s tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.
Sweden’s capital is poised to ban sexist and racist outdoor advertising, but not everyone agrees with the move.
The “For My Wife” Valentine card costs £2, while the equivalent for husbands sold for £2.50.
FTSE gained nearly 2% but Dow Jones recovery failed to last with index falling back by close to end more than 19 points down
European stock markets have rallied after sharp losses earlier in the week, with London’s leading share index gaining almost 2%.
The FTSE 100 index of the most valuable companies listed in London rose 138 points to 7,279 on Wednesday, still well below its all-time closing high of 7,779 on 12 January.
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