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Hopes shatter as no one survives Air Algerie plane crash

Hopes shatter as no one survives Air Algerie plane crash

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:27

France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:20

The 10 survivors of Taiwan`s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated

Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 17:33

Investigators today were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.

Jihadist assault on Syria regime territory kills 74: Monitor

Jihadist assault on Syria regime territory kills 74: Monitor

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:05

An offensive by the jihadist Islamic State group against Syrian government-held territory has killed at least 74 people in the past 24 hours, a monitoring group said.

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:03

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

Tourist shot dead in Kenya was German: Police

Tourist shot dead in Kenya was German: Police

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:00

Kenyan police said a female tourist shot dead in the coastal city of Mombasa was from Germany, the second such killing of a foreign visitor by gunmen there this month.

Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states

Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:58

A new power struggle has emerged within the Syrian rebellion after al Qaeda announced it aims to create an Islamic "emirate" to compete with rival jihadist group, the Islamic State.

China orders probe after man castrates 4 in hospital

China orders probe after man castrates 4 in hospital

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:54

Seven local officials are being investigated in China after a man stated to be a worker at a hospital castrated four patients using a razor.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be `active` Turkish President: Deputy PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be `active` Turkish President: Deputy PM

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:52

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be an "active" head of state if he wins Presidential Elections in August and will play a particularly strong role in foreign policy, one of his government`s most senior ministers said.