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3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones father from nearby house to pick her up

The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.


Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Air Accidents

3 hrs ago | CNN

Neon lights: Chemistry and magic

Neon might be fading, but there are still plenty of places around the world to spot the glowing signs.


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5 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Two killed by car bomb blamed on separatists in southern Thailand

A car bomb killed at least two people and injured 36 outside a hotel in southern Thailand on Friday, police said, the latest deadly attack in an area plagued by separatist violence for the past decade.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Malaysia, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

9 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

Kit Siang calls for old cases to be reopened after ex top judge accused of Racism & Racial Bias

After the 13th General Elections of May 5, 2013, the country was shocked with the appearance of a former member of the judiciary making racist and seditious statements and speeches undermining the unity, harmony and goodwill among the different races and religions in the country.


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13 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

TAA grounds commuter plan

Thai AirAsia has scrapped a plan to diversify into commuter services that offer short-distance and interprovincial routes using turboprop aircraft.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Washington Times

Cindy Ha advances in US Girls' Junior

Cindy Ha beat qualifying medalist Angel Yin 2 and 1 on Thursday at Forest Highlands to reach the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.


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Myanmar invites MSF back to...

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state, which is gripped by a severe health crisis nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region.


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The China Post

President of TransAsia's parent group apologizes

Chairman of SIGMU Group Lin Shiaw-shinn , the parent company of TransAsia Airways yesterday apologized for the crash of flight GE222 that caused the deaths of 48 passengers and injured 10 people near Magong Airport on Penghu Island on Wednesday night.


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Deseret News

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused plane crash that killed 48 people

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.


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Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands

Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Air Accidents

News Observer

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

A peaceful transfer of power in Indonesia would buck a worrying trend in a region marred by flawed elections and military meddling.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Global Voices Online

Malaysia's Government, Opposition and People Unite to Demand Justice For MH17 Crash

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Reinforcing a culture of dishonesty in Malays: Ex-CJ - a 'dangerous and irresponsible' man

Want to know what has troubled the Malaysian judiciary all these years? Why it is the butt of jokes and why it has as much credibility as Datuk Ibrahim Ali? This is a man who shades the truth: who spews half-baked nonsense and tries to dress it up as fact.


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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.


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ABC News

Business anxious over Indonesia election result

CHRIS UHLMANN: Australia and Indonesia have a growing business relationship, and some close observers are wondering if the election result will strengthen or weaken those ties.


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TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, at least 40 dead

Over 40 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed Wednesday while making an emergency landing in bad weather in the Penghu Islands off the coast of Taiwan.


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The Fresno Bee

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

Taiwan's Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government's Central News Agency as saying another 11 people were injured after the plane crashed and caught fire while making a second landing attempt.


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Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.


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The Straits Times

Singapore leaders congratulate Jokowi, Kalla on election victory

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo waves with his running mate Jusuf Kalla after delivering his victory address aboard a traditional commercial boat in Jakarta's port district of Sunda Kelapa on July 22, 2014 as the General Elections Commission declared Widodo the winner of the presidential elections.


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The China Post

Unemployment drops to 3.92%, lowest in 14 years

Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped to 3.92 percent in June, the lowest rate it has been in the same period in the past 14 years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics yesterday.


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