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Transasia Airways plane crashedEmergency landing of TransAsia flight in Penghu, Taiwan, failed in bad weather.


2014-07-23 07:28:48 -0600

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims' bodies en route to the NetherlandsBy Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast across the Netherlands on Wednesday on a day of grief tinged with anger ahead of the arrival of the first bodies of victims from a Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine last week on a flight from Amsterdam. Prime Minister Mark Rutte led the first National Day of Mourning since the death of wartime Queen Wilhelmina in 1962 in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Amid U.S. accusations that the rebels shot the civilian plane down in error with a Russian-supplied missile, an opinion poll showed an overwhelming majority of the Dutch want economic sanctions imposed on Moscow, even if it hurts their own economy. Windmills around this low-lying coastal nation were set in a mourning position and church bells will toll just before the first military transport planes carrying the remains arrive from Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine.


2014-07-23 08:23:06 -0600

Nigerian security forces escort people out of Kaduna, on June 19, 2012Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - A suicide bomb on Wednesday in the north Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt targeting a cleric who has criticised Boko Haram, police said.


2014-07-23 07:33:45 -0600