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Taiwan rescuers find black boxes after air crash kills 48

24 July 2014

MAGONG, Taiwan, July 24, 2014 (AFP) - Rescuers said Thursday they had recovered black boxes from the Taiwanese aircraft which crashed in torrential rain killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade.

File pic shows euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke in Sydney. - AFP

Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor

24 July 2014

SYDNEY, July 24, 2014 (AFP) - Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke on Thursday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him.

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

24 July 2014

HYDERABAD, India, July 24, 2014 (AFP) - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.

India's lax antibiotic controls raise killer disease fears

24 July 2014

NEW DELHI (AFP) - An Indian pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for a doctor's prescription.

Launched — social media resource kit

24 July 2014

A SOCIAL media resource kit for those who counsel youth at risk was launched.

Serial cheat sentenced to 40 months in prison

24 July 2014

From religious artwork to baby strollers, laptops and even the lease for an apartment in Tanjong Katong, a serial cheat paid his victims for a wide variety of items using cheques his bank accounts did not have the funds to honour.

TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, 47 dead

23 July 2014

TAIPEI: A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of typhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said.

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy

23 July 2014

SEOUL (AFP) - 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 US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".

Alleged Australian jihadist supporter deported, not charged

23 July 2014

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

Frenchman jailed for 15 years for Bali drug smuggling

23 July 2014

Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - An Indonesian court jailed a Frenchman for 15 years Wednesday for smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

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  1. Search for missing Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people
  2. Air Algerie loses contact with plane over west Africa
  3. US teenager who was circling globe in plane dies in crash
  4. MH17: Victims remembered at Glasgow games opening
  5. Grandma robbed, stabbed to death, with granddaughter in next room
  6. MH17: 'Mummy, I am back to being alone'
  7. TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, 47 dead
  8. Woman bashed up after honking error
  9. ‘Our lives turned upside down in a day’
  10. Ukrainian villagers recall how victims dropped onto streets and houses

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