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Air Algerie plane with 119 passengers missing over Mali

Air Algerie
Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with around 119 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday. A Chinese TV channel and flight tracking website say the flight has crashed into Niger river. The latest tragedy is likely to worsen the jitters in the airline industry after a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine last week.

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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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.

Kerry lands in Tel Aviv to broker Gaza truce

Washington's top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel's main airport. Airlines cancel flights to Israel

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.

Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing

Pak suicide attack
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.
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