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Now, China plans new rail link close to Arunachal Pradesh

Rail traffic grid failure Jalandhar
China will soon start construction of a new railway line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh, even as another rail link bordering Sikkim is set to become operational next month, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region.

Did ISIS order mass female genital mutilation?

The United Nations, expressing deep concern, said on Thursday that militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation.

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MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

Malaysian Airliner, MH17, Kuala Lumpur
The civil aviation industry has suffered one of its worst weeks ever, with the loss of three airliners Air Algerie Flight AH5017, TransAsia Airways domestic Flight GE222 and Malaysia Airways Flight MH17 on three continents.

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Malaysian Airliner, MH17, Kuala Lumpur
Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers.

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.

EU adds 15 names, 18 entities to Ukraine sanctions list

European Union flag
The European Union will add to its sanctions list 15 Ukrainian and Russian individuals and 18 entities over their role in the Ukraine crisis, an EU source said Thursday.

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.

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane with 116 on board found in Mali

Air Algerie

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. MH17, AH5017, GE222 mark a black week for civil aviation

Air travel is still safe, say experts

A United Airlines jet
Are you planning to fly in coming weeks? With three air crashes within a week, chances are, you must be feeling jittery. Well, fret not. If aviation experts are to be believed, the spate of bad aviation news is just a coincidence.

Ukraine PM resigns over coalition break up

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in a shock move in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition, plunging the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty.

ISIS orders genital mutilation of all Iraqi women

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.

100 days on, thousands mourn Korean ferry victims

Ferry Sinking
Thousands of people rallied in Seoul on Thursday, 100 days after South Korea's ferry disaster, to push for an independent inquiry into the tragedy that claimed around 300 lives, most of them students.

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.

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.
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