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Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

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A Taiwanese news agency is reporting a plane crash on the island has killed 51 people and injured seven. The AP is sending staffers to the scene and will expedite developments.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits in an aircraft cockpit the Progress State Research and Production Space Centre (also known as TsSKB-Progress) in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014.  AP

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine’s east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine workers say 21 bodies found at crash site

Ukrainian Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a plastic bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Monday, July 21, 2014. AP PHOTO

Rescuers retrieved more bodies Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Airlines symbolize nations’ hopes or reflect shame

In this Tuesday, May 27, 2014, file photo, a visitor looks out from the viewing gallery as Malaysia Airlines aircrafts sit on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia. After the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Malaysia is now grappling with the horrific loss of two of its airplanes, just four months apart. AP

The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine, rebels agree to remove crash site bodies

Bodies of victims are placed in plastic sacks by the side of the road at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014.  AP

A top Ukrainian official says the government and the pro-Russia separatists it is fighting have reached a preliminary agreement to remove the bodies from the site of the Malaysian plane crash.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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