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More Than 800 Migrants Rescued at Sea Head to Italy

ROME - Two Italian ports faced an influx of hundreds of migrants on Saturday, as a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers' boats, while Italian coast guard and border police brought 532 ...
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Journalists Killed in Burkina Faso Amid Ongoing Insecurity

The killings this week in Burkina Faso of two Spanish journalists, along with an Irish conservationist, has underscored the risks journalists face in Africa's Sahel region. Press freedom supporters say threats to reporters have been growing in the Sah...
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CORONAVIRUS/Kang Chiao school suspends classes after COVID-19 case reported

Taipei-Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei's Linkou District will suspend all in-person classes for a week, as a student there has tested positive for COVID-19, the city's health department said Wednesday.The school will conduct all classes v...
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Four Taiwanese, one Chinese acquitted in attempted espionage case

Taipei-A Chinese man and four Taiwanese men accused of attempting to spy for China were acquitted in the Taipei District Court on Wednesday.In its ruling, the court said prosecutors had not provided conclusive evidence that the five defendants had recr...
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CORONAVIRUS/Shorter quarantine for COVID-19-vaccinated arrivals from mid-May: CECC

Taipei- Arrivals in Taiwan who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 could be allowed to shorten their quarantine from 14 to seven days as soon as mid-May, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.These arrivals would be able to apply to ...
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US Government Funds Mental Health Crisis Teams to Stand In for Police

WASHINGTON - When police respond to a person gripped by a mental health or drug crisis, the encounter can have tragic results. Now a government insurance program will help communities set up an alternative: mobile teams with mental health practitioners...
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IOM Says Up to 130 Dead as Boat Overturns in Mediterranean

As many as 130 people died this week in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Safa Msehli, IOM spokeswoman said "For two days, the NGO Alarm Phone, which is responsible for sending distress...
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Deby’s Death Seen as Blow to Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa’s Sahel

The death of Chad's President Idriss Deby could be a major setback for counterterrorism efforts in Africa's restive Sahel region, according to Chadian activists, African politicians and security experts.The 68-year-old longtime leader died Monday from ...
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Taiwan Railways to cop fines of NT$300,000 in wake of deadly train crash

Taipei-The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday it will impose fines of NT$300,000 (US$10,559) in total on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for negligence that led to a deadly train accident in eastern Taiwan earlier this month.Recent labor inspe...
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