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French nationals on board missing Algerian plane: minister

Air Algerie
Many French nationals are thought to be on board an Air Algerie jet that went missing after taking off from Burkina Faso for Algiers, transport minister Frederic Cuvillier said Thursday.

Taiwan crash: Rescuers find black boxes

TransAsia Airways, Taiwan plane crash
Rescuers said today they had recovered black boxes from the Taiwanese aircraft which crashed in torrential rain killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade.

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Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashes: Algerian official

Air Algerie
An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. French nationals on board missing Algerian plane: minister

Motorbike bomb kills 6 civilians in north Afganisthan

Iraqi soldier

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed motorcycle in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing six civilians and wounding more than 20 in a crowded market as shoppers bought supplies for the upcoming festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, officials said.

LG Electronics Q2 profit surges 165%

LG Electronics posted a 165% surge in second-quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its long-troubled mobile unit.

China: Man arrested for chopping off testicles of 3 patients

The suspect, who has been arrested, castrated a 60-year-old mentally disabled man and removed one testicle each from two bedridden patients aged 53 and 80, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Missiles that shot down two fighter jets fired from Russia: Kiev

The missiles that took down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the volatile east of the former Soviet state were fired from Russia, Ukraine's National and Security Council said Wednesday.

Beijing set for maritime cooperation with Malé

China is willing to help Maldives in training its naval personnel and strengthen cooperation in maritime affairs, Beijing’s envoy to the Indian Ocean country, Wang Fukang, has said.

Show proof of missile claims: Russia to US

A senior Russian official called Thursday on the United States to prove its claims that the Malaysian passenger airliner shot down last week was hit by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine.

Norway on alert over feared 'terrorist' attack

Police officers
Norway has taken exceptional security measures after being informed of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's intelligence chief said on Thursday.

Leaders of Taiwan, China offer condolences for plane crash victims

TransAsia Airways, Taiwan plane crash
The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences on Thursday for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two French nationals.

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people


Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said, as Israel's army announced two more soldiers had died in fighting.

US lawmaker, a long-time Modi pursuer, faces new reality

Joe Pitts
A Republican lawmaker who has been a leading advocate of denying Narendra Modi a visa in the past, appears reconciled to the PM's coming visit. “He is the elected leader of the country so I think we have to have him here if he wishes to come,” Congressman Joe Pitts said.
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