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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

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100 days on, thousands mourn Korean ferry victims

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.

French nationals on board missing Algerian plane: minister

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

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.

'Most probable' cause of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crash is weather: French minister

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

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.

Motorbike bomb kills 6 civilians in north Afganisthan

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.

Norway on alert over feared 'terrorist' attack

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.

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.

Leaders of Taiwan, China offer condolences for plane crash victims

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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