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Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter

Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter

Sep, 16 – Turkey has said it has shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed into Turkish airspace. Ankara claims the aircraft was warned repeatedly about an incursion before it was fired upon by missile-armed warplanes. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the helicopter had been shot down after it violated Turkish airspace. […]

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Thai Airways skids off runway, 14 passengers injured

Thai Airways skids off runway, 14 passengers injured

Sep 09, BANGKOK — A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Fourteen people were injured while evacuating the plane, it said. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand’s national carrier. After the accident, […]

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UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

The Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009 on charges of espionage. Saberi does not believe Friday’s presidential elections in Iran will bring political changes. Tobias Köberlein: Mrs. Saberi, you lived in Iran for six years before you had to leave the country following your release from Evin prison […]

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IEA: Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high

IEA: Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high

June 11, STOCKHOLM (AP) — The world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons, even though the U.S. posted its lowest emissions since the mid-1990s, the International Energy Agency said Monday. In its annual World Energy Outlook report, the Paris-based IEA said top carbon polluter […]

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China identifies suspect, in deadly bus fire which killed 47 people

China identifies suspect, in deadly bus fire which killed 47 people

June 8, BEIJING (AP) — The fire ripped through the bus as it traveled on an elevated road in Xiamen during Friday’s evening rush, killing 47 people and injuring 34 more. It is unclear if the suspect’s death is counted in the tally. The suspect in a commuter bus fire that rattled a prosperous Chinese […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
China’s growing frustration with NKorea offers glimmer hope for US

China’s growing frustration with NKorea offers glimmer hope for US

June 6, WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no sign that the North Korean regime is in danger or that U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss that possibility when they meet this week in California. Any such talk would alarm North Korea if word got out. China’s growing frustration with longtime […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Poultry plant Fire kills 119 people in northeast China

Poultry plant Fire kills 119 people in northeast China

June 3, BEIJING (AP) — Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province’s Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early morning explosions, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The provincial fire department, on its microblog, attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak. The chemical is kept pressurized […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Anti-Muslim violence strikes again in Myanmar’s town bordering with China

Anti-Muslim violence strikes again in Myanmar’s town bordering with China

May 29, LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — Many Buddhists and Muslims stayed locked inside their homes and shops were shuttered after Tuesday’s violence in Lashio town, near the border with China, the latest region to fall prey to the country’s spreading sectarian violence. The rioting in Lashio was sparked by reports that a Muslim man had […]

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