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2014-07-23 06:57:22 -0600

Transasia airlinesTAIPEI (Reuters) - A Transasia Airways plane crashed when making an emergency landing in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 40 people, China's Xinhua news agency said. Taiwan media said a domestic flight had crashed, killing or injuring more than 40 people. No more details were immediately available. Xinhua said the accident happened in Penghu county. (Reporting by Michael Gold; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)


2014-07-23 07:33:22 -0600

A Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jetPro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region where a memorial marks ambushes by the Soviet army on occupying Nazis during World War Two. Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the separatists had brought down one plane and that the pilot had ejected. Fierce fighting raged near the rebels' two main centres in Donetsk and nearby Luhansk, where they have been pushed back by Ukrainian government forces, who have taken control of villages and suburbs around the cities.


2014-07-23 06:15:23 -0600