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China police detain Jackie Chan’s son–report

Jaycee Chan. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE

Police in Beijing have detained the son of Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, apparently in connection with a drugs case, local media reported on Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Vehicles are left lie in a destroyed street as part of the street is burning with flame following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, August 1. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed scores of people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo)

At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

The body of a victim killed in a gas explosion from an underground gas leak is carried from the rubble in a main street in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.  AP PHOTO

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014. Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/WONG YAO-WEN

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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