TAIPEI. Taiwan Defense Minister Chen Chao-min has offered to quit over criticism that the government was too slow in its response to Typ...
TAIPEI. Taiwan Defense Minister Chen Chao-min has offered to quit over criticism that the government was too slow in its response to Typhoon Morakot which may have killed as many as 500 people. Hsieh Hsiang-chuan, secretary general of the cabinet, had also offered to resign.
NEW YORK. Don Hewitt, the CBS Newsman who invented "60 Minutes" and produced the popular newsmagazine for 36 years, died yesterday. He was 86. He died of pancreatic cancer at his Bridgehampton home, CBS said. His death came a month after that of fellow CBS legend Walter Cronkite.
MIAMI. Hurricane Bill became a dangerous Category 4 storm Wednesday as it howled through the open Atlantic's waters, which could further boost the storm's power as it moves north. Forecasters said Bill should begin pushing large swells toward Bermuda and parts of the southeastern US coast by the weekend.
ZIMBABWE. Police say a truck hit a bus head-on in Zimbabwe, killing 11 people including six members of a family returning from a funeral. Rangarirai Mushaurwa, from local police, said Wednesday the truck driver, who was among the dead, was trying to overtake a third vehicle Tuesday night.
ENGLAND. A World War II bomb found in a field in North Yorkshire has been detonated in a controlled explosion. The 227 kg device was found near Ebberston.