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2 years 5 months ago

Powerful earthquake hits off northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A powerful earthquake has struck off northeastern Taiwan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the quake registered at magnitude 6.5. It says the tremor was felt throughout the island. The earthquake struck Sunday morning at sea, about...

2 years 8 months ago

Strong quake hits Taiwan, causing minor damage

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A strong earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, causing minor property damage in a mountainous area near the coastal city of Pingtung. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the quake struck at 10:35 a.m. (0235 GMT) Sunday, about 19 miles (30...

4 years 5 months ago

The Air Force has 1,001 new lieutenants

The 1001 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2010 have taken the oath and are now fully commissioned 2nd Lieutenants. In his commencement address this morning, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff encouraged the graduates to use their imaginations as they...

4 years 11 months ago

Plastic bottles recycled into blankets

Thrown away plastic bottles are being reincarnated as blankets for disaster victims on the other side of the world. A Buddhist charity organization has been collecting plastic bottles from Taiwan's capital Taipei for the past three years to convert them into about 244,000 polyester blankets intended for disaster zones. The...

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