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Taiwan Gas Pipelines Explode, Scores Dead and Wounded

Twenty people have died and around 270 were injured in a series of gas explosions in Taiwan's southern city Kaohshiung, according to the latest reports from Chinese media. ... Full Article

WORLD

British Lawmakers Discuss Russian Threat, Urge NATO to Boost Presence in Vulnerable Countries

NATO is unprepared to respond to a possible attack by Russia on one of its members, according to British ... Full Article

Gaza Ceasefire Disrupted Within Hours As Fighting Erupts

Just hours within the start of a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, fighting broke out once again ahead of a scheduled negotiation talks between Israel and ... Full Article

BUSINESS

Alibaba, Snapchat in Talks for US$10 Billion Alliance

Internet giant Alibaba is considering buying the stocks of Snapchat valued at around US$10 billion. ... Full Article

Twitter 2Q Earnings Up More Than Expected

Twitter topped estimated earnings for 2Q. ... Full Article

CULTURE

Harry Potter Books Possibly Encourage Tolerance to Minority Groups

Along with the celebration of the iconic character Harry Potter’s birthday, shared with its creator and best-selling author J.K. Rowling, research says that the literature piece ... Full Article

Met Museum President Announces Retirement

The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Emily K. Rafferty has announced that she was stepping down from her role after 10 years and almost 40 ... Full Article

POLITICS

McDonnell Trial Star Witness Denies Affair With Ex-Governor’s Wife

A star witness in the corruption trial against former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell and his wife denied ... Full Article

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Star Witness Testifies His Generosity Had Limits

During the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Robert McDonnell on Thursday, businessman Jonnie Williams testified that his generosity towards ... Full Article

SOCIETY

Florida Pre-teen Arrested for Shooting and Killing Homeless Man

An almost-teen Florida boy was under arrest Thursday for reportedly shooting and killing a homeless man on ... Full Article

The Cheesecake Factory Wins "Xtreme Eating Awards" With Some of America's Unhealthiest Foods

Lapeer County prosecutor issued second-degree murder warrants on Thursday for the ... Full Article

Arrest Warrants Issued for Owners of Dogs Which Mauled Jogger to Death

Lapeer County prosecutor issued second-degree murder warrants on Thursday for the ... Full Article

SPORT

Muhammad Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ Gloves to be Auctioned at Cleveland

Boxing legend Muhammid Ali’s “Fight of the Century” gloves will be auctioned off at the 35th National Sports Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday. ... Full Article

Li Na Pulls Out of Three WTA Tournaments

Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na has pulled out of three Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments this August, including the U.S. Open, due to ... Full Article

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