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World News

48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash: airline

TAIPEI, July 24: Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways said Thursday (July 24) that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather. Flight GE222 was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members on a domestic flight when it crashed on Wednesday at Magong on the Penghu island chain, ...Full Article

First MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, July 24: The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict ...Full Article

At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash  

TAIPEI, July 24: At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday (July 23), officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight ...Full Article

One dead as hundreds flee after false tsunami alert in Philippines

MANILA, July 23: A false tsunami alarm left one person dead and prompted hundreds of others to flee their homes in the Philippines, where natural disasters are frequent, a ...Full Article

Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts

GAZA CITY, July 23: Airlines blocked flights to Israel on Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that ...Full Article

US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

WASHINGTON, July 23: The US Air Force will launch new satellites on Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said. Two ...Full Article

Jihadists organise tours in their Syria, Iraq ‘caliphate’

BEIRUT, July 23: Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts ...Full Article

Over 100 candidates contesting for Iraqi presidency

BAGHDAD, July 23: More than 100 candidates are vying for the Iraqi presidency as lawmakers prepare to choose the nation’s new leadership, Xinhua news agency reported. Iraq’s power-sharing consensus ...Full Article

Dutch national day of mourning for MH17 victims

THE HAGUE, July 23: The Netherlands has declared on Wednesday (July 23) a national day of mourning for the 193 Dutch victims of the flight MH17 crash, Prime Minister ...Full Article

Dutch prepare to fly out MH17 bodies as EU moves to punish Russia

KHARKIV, Ukraine, July 23: Dutch experts on Tuesday prepared to fly out bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as Europe moved to punish Russia for fanning the rebellion ...Full Article