Category Archives: Education

Leaders of Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protests Sentenced

HONG KONG A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses.

One other defendant, Tanya Chan, …

6.7-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake jolted a sea area near Hualien County in Taiwan at 1:01 p.m. Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Xinhua reports.

The quake lasted for about 10 seconds and lamps shook sharply inside buildings …

U.S. denounces “coercion” as China conducts drills near Taiwan

Chinese bombers and warships conducted drills around Taiwan on Monday, the latest military maneuvers near the self-ruled island that a senior U.S. official denounced as coercion and a threat to stability in the region, reports Trend citing to Reuters

The …

Australian Sports Star Faces Dismissal Over Homophobic Slurs

One of Australia’s most high-profile athletes, the rugby union star Israel Folau, is facing dismissal following online comments that homosexuals and other sinners would go to hell.

Rugby authorities say in the absence of compelling mitigating factors they intend to …

Why Cryptocurrency Is Gaining in Philippines Despite 2018 Bitcoin Crash

Cryptocurrency exchanges are growing in the Philippines, despite a downturn last year in the value of the virtual currencies, due to growing popular demand and lenience among regulators.

Authorities in the developing Southeast Asian country have permitted at least 29 …