Saturday, July 19, 2014
World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.
A truck loaded with flammable liquid collided with a bus on a highway in southern China on Saturday, killing at least 38 people.
The current European flight routes for China Airlines and EVA Air do not lead aircraft through Ukrainian air space, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) said yesterday.
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The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years made its second landfall Friday, authorities said, after leaving a trail of destruction and at least 64 dead in the neighboring Philippines.
Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Social media posts by pro-Russian insurgents -- most of them hastily removed -- suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian army plane before realising in horror that it was in fact a packed Malaysian airliner.
Israel on Friday announced its first casualty since the start of a ground operation in Gaza, with one soldier killed following a night of heavy fighting in the Hamas-ruled enclave.
A Malaysian airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are battling government forces, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported, citing aviation and security sources.
Executive Yuan spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) yesterday responded to public criticism over a pension policy U-turn controversy, saying that the government has not changed the method of pension distribution for military personnel, teachers and public servants, adding that he is sorry for not being able to deliver accurate information on Wednesday.