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Legislature approves law on ill-gotten party assets

By Jake Chung

The legislature yesterday passed legislation governing ill-gotten political party assets, which states that all properties obtained by political parties after 1945 — not including party membership fees and political donations — are to be considered illegal and must be returned to the state. The Act GoverningFULL STORY

Taiwanese fishing boats to reach Itu Aba’s shores

Three of four Taiwanese fishing boats on their way to Taiwan-held Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) in the South China Sea were scheduled to reach the island’s shores last night, a spokesman for the group of fishing boats said earlier in the day. TheFULL STORY

China sees ASEAN diplomatic win

Southeast Asian nations yesterday ducked direct criticism of Beijing over its claims to the South China Sea, in a diluted statement produced after days of disagreement that gives the superpower a diplomatic victory. The 10-member ASEAN avoided mention of a ruling by a UN-backed tribunal thatFULL STORY

Verizon Communications set to acquire Yahoo’s Internet business for US$4.83bn

Verizon Communications Inc, seeking to bolster its meager Web content business, yesterday announced that it was acquiring Yahoo Inc’s core Internet business for US$4.83 billion in cash. The deal, which was reached over the weekend, unites two titans of the early Internet, AOL and Yahoo, whichFULL STORY

Two dead and 14 injured in Florida nightclub shooting

At least two people were killed and 14 wounded in a shooting early yesterday at a Florida nightclub, police said, in an incident that reportedly occurred at a party for teenagers. The attack comes just six weeks after an attack at a gay club in theFULL STORY

Civilians warned to stay off Itu Aba2016-07-25

By Lo Tien-bin

The Executive Yuan yesterday said that civilians are not allowed to set foot on Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) without permission from the Ministry of National Defense, even as a group of Taiwanese fishermen plan to sail close to the contested island in theFULL STORY

Afghanistan mourns after bombing attack2016-07-25

Afghanistan yesterday marked a national day of mourning, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Funerals were due to begin in western Kabul as families collectedFULL STORY

Assets bill on agenda, NPP seeks passage by tomorrow2016-07-25

By William Hetherington

The Legislative Yuan is to meet today to discuss a bill to deal with the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) ill-gotten assets, with New Power Party (NPP) legislators saying that they hope to see the bill passed by tomorrow. The meeting is to follow up on Friday’sFULL STORY

Baton Rouge police officer died helping, funeral told2016-07-25

The Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy killed on Sunday last week ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty, a minister said at his funeral on Saturday. “It’s a remarkable story, the story of BradFULL STORY

Damascus ‘ready’ for peace talks as fighting continues2016-07-25

The Syrian government yesterday said that it was ready for further peace talks with the opposition and that it was intent on a political solution to the five-year conflict, which continued unabated as reports emerged of hospitals being hit in airstrikes. “Syria ... is ready toFULL STORY

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