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More than 40 dead in TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan

More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. Taiwan’s transport minister said 10 bodies had so far been recovered from the wreckage of the ...

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

Jul 23, 2014

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan called a midair “massacre.” As with the Malaysian plane, the loss of ...

Military exercises delay flights throughout China

Jul 22, 2014

Military exercises delay flights throughout China

China’s airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee says military exercises are the reason. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said Tuesday the airports affected include Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou and Qingdao. The ...

China ship spies on U.S.-led naval drills

Jul 21, 2014

China ship spies on U.S.-led naval drills

China sent a surveillance vessel to waters off Hawaii even as the country participated for the first time in the world’s largest international naval exercise led by the U.S. The auxiliary general intelligence ship is outside U.S. territorial seas, yet within the 200-nautical mile ...

Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

Jul 20, 2014

Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, sign-posted “Respectfully reserved for women,” and around 30 cm wider than normal. The slots at the Dashijiedaduhui — or “World Metropolis” — center have sparked debate in China, which officially ...

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Jul 19, 2014

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines. Rammasun first made landfall in China on Friday afternoon as a super typhoon, packing winds ...

MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

Jul 19, 2014

MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad was among the 44 Malaysians killed in the Flight MH17 disaster, media reports said Saturday. Tambi Jiee, 49, and his wife, Ariza Ghazalee, 46, perished along with their four ...

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident

Jul 19, 2014

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident

At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying flammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported. The collision in Hunan province triggered a fire and explosion that destroyed five vehicles, the official Xinhua News ...