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Tsai Ing-wen becomes first female president of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen becomes first female president of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen wins historic victory over her closest rival, Eric Chu        TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Tsai Ing-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) becomes the first president of the island nation. Tsai takes over from President MaYing-Jeou, who had served eight years. With more than half of the votes counted, the Democratic Progressive party (DPP) candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, had built ... Read More »

Junior Doctors in Britain go on strike for first time in 40 years

Doctors from St Thomas’ Hospital in London wore their medical scrubs as they protested opposite UK Parliament.

Around 4,000 operations have been cancelled and patients warned to stay away as thousands of junior doctors around the UK have begun a 24-hour strike Thousands of Junior Doctors across Britain are striking against proposed changes to their contracts which could see them working longer hours for less pay. Junior doctors, or doctors in training who represent just over half ... Read More »

UN to hold emergency talks after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in New York after North Korea claimed it had carried out a “successful” hydrogen bomb test, diplomats said. The closed-door morning talks between the 15 member nations were called by the United Nations and Japan. The closed-door morning talks between the 15 member nations were called by the United ... Read More »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalize JF-17 Thunder jets deal

JF-17-Thunder

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure. The agreement is part of several memorandum of understanding (MoUs)inked between Pakistan and Sri Lanka during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to the island earlier today. The ... Read More »

Four super-heavy Elements added to Periodic Table

Periodic Table just got Four new Elements

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally filling out its seventh row Four new elements — with atomic numbers of 113, 115, 117, and 118 — will be added to the periodic table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has announced. This is a big news, since the four new elements — all super ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran, envoys to leave Riyadh in 48 hours

Iranian men hold portraits of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities, on January 3, 2016, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

Tensions sparked by cleric’s execution raise alarm about growing hostilities in regional battle for influence between two countries Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran as tensions between the two long-time regional rivals reached new heights amid concern what it could mean for the fight against ISIS, as well as other conflicts in the Middle East region. Saudi Arabia announced ... Read More »

Six killed, over 100 injured as quake hits India, near Myanmar border

People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photo: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 57 kilometers (35 miles) deep, and initially reported that it had struck inside Myanmar. Manipur is also close to India’s border with Bangladesh. Associated Press ... Read More »

Iranian protesters damage Saudi embassy execution of Shia cleric

Firefighters arrive at the scene of the Saudi Arabian embassy which was torched by members of an angry mob in Tehran. Photo: EPA

Iran leader sees ‘divine vengeance’ for Saudi cleric execution Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi’ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric. Demonstrators who had massed at the embassy gates to protest against cleric Nimr al-Nimr’s execution broke into the embassy and started fires before being ... Read More »

UK PM pledges £40m to bolster flood defences

UK prime minister visited York last week to meet flood relief workers

UK flooding: Government faces calls to overhaul flood defences in showdown talks with key groups Flood defences “overwhelmed” by recent record rainfall will be fixed and bolstered in a £40m package of spending, the prime minister has said. Thousands of homes across northern England were affected after Storm Eva hit on Boxing Day. The £40m package for Yorkshire comes on top ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 47 on terrorism charges, including top Shia cleric

Mansour Al-Turki, L, and Mansour Al-Ghafari, spokesmen for the Interior and Justice ministries respectively. (SPA)

Region anger was growing tonight after Saudi Arabia announced the execution of 47 prisoners accused of terrorism charges, including a Muslim Shi’ite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom. RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, mostly suspected Al-Qaeda members, Saudi Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The Ministry statement, published ... Read More »

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