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3 hrs ago | Cincinnati.com

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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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Air Accidents, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

3 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Weather, Air Accidents

3 hrs ago | KION 46

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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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Air Accidents

5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong

9 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bangkok Post

Trial in train-rape case begins

Court hearings began Tuesday in Hua Hin on the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a southern train by a former state railway bed-maker and his alleged accomplice.

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Daily Times

Cambodia opposition ends year-long boycott of parliament

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's main opposition party struck a deal Tuesday with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Hun Sen

Yahoo!

Joko to be named Indonesia president-elect

Joko Widodo will be named Indonesia's president-elect after his rival dramatically quit the race, claiming "massive and systematic cheating".

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WTEN-TV Albany

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a... The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sunherald.com

Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian election

The numbers were released shortly after his opponent, former general Prabowo Subianto, declared he was withdrawing from the contest, saying there was massive fraud during the election and that it was unfair and undemocratic.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,

News24

.com | Syria fly-over sparks criticism of Malaysia Airlines

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Suria

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, World News, Taiwan, Weather

Malaysia Chronicle

Murdered Estonian model's Royal boyfriend offers to pay for funeral

The family of freelance Estonian model Regina Soosalu does not want fundraising for her funeral after her boyfriend's family agreed to bear all expenses.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

Times of Oman

His Majesty's website wins laurels

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos' personal website, launched on the 38th Renaissance Day, testifies to the pride that Omanis feel while projecting their leader and the nation's achievements in 20 international languages.

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Related Topix: Oman, Middle East, World News, Philippines, Park Geun-hye

680News

Flight 17 a tragic end for 19-year-old Malaysian student and his family on their return home

Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years.

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Food Technology

ANZ Bank accused of abandoning farmers after splitting with sugar firm

Early this month, in what looks like a failed attempt to save its reputation, Australia's ANZ Bank severed its ties with Phnom Penh Sugar, a company accused of a range of human rights abuses linked to its plantations in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Hun Sen

The Town Talk

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: What we know now

Ukrainian woman adds her floral tribute to the mountain of flowers placed in commemoration of the MH17 victims at the Dutch embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, on July 21. / Sergey Dolzhenko, EPA The United Nations Security Council was preparing to vote Monday on a resolution demanding international access to the crash site where Flight 17 went down.

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The Globe and Mail

Outgoing Indonesian leader urges presidential election loser to concede

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono shakes hand with president candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during a meeting at the presidential palace in Jakarta July 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Cambodian Political Rivals to Hold Fresh Talks

Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end a yearlong political deadlock after last year's contentious election.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Hun Sen

Russia Taday

World mourns MH17 crash victims as body recovery continues

Flowers and plush toys are left at the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, eastern Ukraine, on July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

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