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Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48

Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48

Taiwan authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed with the weather expected to be a factor in the inquiry.

Italy welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Italy welcomes Sudanese woman sentenced to death

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith arrived Thursday in Italy en route to the United States along with her family, including an infant born in prison.

MH17 bodies might take months to return Malaysia: PM

MH17 bodies might take months to return Malaysia: PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday it might take "weeks or months" before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home.

U.S.: No link to Russia government in downing of flight MH17

U.S.: No link to Russia government in downing of flight MH17

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

Turkey declares three days of mourning for Gaza victims

Turkey declares three days of mourning for Gaza victims

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Blent Ar1n told journalists on Monday that his government has declared three days of mourning for the Palestinian victims killed in Israel's war on Gaza, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported.

Train Carrying Crash Victims' Remains Arrives in Ukraine-held City

Train Carrying Crash Victims

The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

Taliban attack kills 4 foreigners in Kabul

Taliban attack kills 4 foreigners in Kabul

A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during an impasse over presidential election results.

U.S. issues travel warning for Israel, West Bank and Gaza

U.S. issues travel warning for Israel, West Bank and Gaza

The State Department warned U.S. citizens on Monday against traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, citing the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas.

Super Typhoon Rammasun due to hit Vietnam

Super Typhoon Rammasun due to hit Vietnam

The death toll from Super Typhoon Rammasun rose on Saturday to at least eight people. Rammasun, one of the strongest storms to hit China's coast in decades, roared into southern China on Friday afternoon.

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: World leaders urge rapid, independent investigation

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: World leaders urge rapid, independent investigation

Dismayed and angered by the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, European leaders cast about for some form of joint response to the tragedy on Friday but, beyond calls for an international inquiry they showed few signs of immediately following the United States in imposing harsher sanctions on Russia.