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Students rally against altered curricula

By Sean Lin

Hundreds of high-school students in Taipei yesterday protested against what they said was the Ministry of Education’s “China-centric” alterations to curricula. Protesters said their use of an image of a black umbrella looming over Taiwan signified the ministry’s “opaque” and “arbitrary” manipulation of textbooks. Protesters called forFULL STORY

Tropical storm to skirt nation’s coast, CWB says

By Shelley Shan

A sea alert could be issued this morning as Tropical Storm Linfa turns north to enter the Bashi Channel, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday. Bureau statistics show that the storm was 430km south of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻) at 2pm yesterday. The bureau saysFULL STORY

Hillary Clinton sets sights on China rise in hawkish speech

Former US secretary of state and potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.” Clinton’s language on China appeared to beFULL STORY

KMT might vote on presidential nomination: official

By Peng Hsien-chun, Chiu Yen-ling and Jake Chung

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan (李四川) yesterday said the party, rather than going by rounds of applause, is not ruling out voting to confirm Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) nomination as the party’s presidential candidate at the KMT national congress on JulyFULL STORY

Greeks vote in game-changing poll

Greeks headed to the polls yesterday to vote on their economic future, amid warnings that banks are almost out of funds and that rejection of further austerity could push the country out of the eurozone. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued to urge his compatriots toFULL STORY

Ministry announces medical agreement2015-07-05

By Stacy Hsu and Shih Hsiu-chuan

Minister of Health and Welfare Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) yesterday announced a government plan to sign emergency medical service agreements with as many countries as possible, but downplayed controversy over reports that it refused to accept overseas medical assistance following the Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) fireFULL STORY

Ministry fortifies building ahead of student protests2015-07-05

By Alison Hsiao

The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday added an iron gate to the entrance of its building and put barbed wire on its outer fences ahead of demonstrations planned for today by high-school students protesting against the ministry’s adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines. Several student groupsFULL STORY

Parades held to celebrate 70 years since WWII’s end2015-07-05

By Jason Pan

Elite troops from the nation’s military displayed combat drills yesterday, with aircraft flyovers, attack helicopter maneuvers and a procession of advanced weapons and tanks to mark the 70-year anniversary of the end of World War II. Taking place at the Hukou Army Base in Hsinchu County,FULL STORY

Filipino authorities charge crew, owner over ferry capsizing2015-07-05

Police in Ormoc city yesterday said that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port in the Philippines, leaving more than 50 people dead. The complaints were filed with the local prosecutorFULL STORY

Syrian Army, Hezbollah launch major assault on rebel-held Syrian border city2015-07-05

The Syrian Army and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani yesterday and were closing in on the militants holed up inside. The army, with its Shiite ally Hezbollah, has long sought toFULL STORY

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