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Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides in Hiroshima, Japan

At least 27  people were killed Wednesday after torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, a media report said.A two-year-old boy, a woman and a rescue worker were among the victims. The boy was pronounced dead after being buried for two hours in a landslide, The Japan Times reported citing rescue workers. More than 100mm of rain per hour was recorded in Hiroshima prefecture in the early hours of Wednesday, triggering landslides and flooding. Residents in the ....

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Ferguson, Missouri protests over Michael Brown

 

US town where teenager was shot is calm

August 22, 2014: Ferguson town in the US state of Missouri was calm as Attorney General Eric Holder arrived for talks with authorities after police shot dead a black teenager.

The St. Louis's suburb of Ferguson has been inflamed with racial tension since Aug 9 when a white policeman, Darren Wilson, shot dead Michael Brown, 18, reports Xinhua.

The tension was further exacerbated after private autopsy results showed that Brown was shot at least six times, ....

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Passenger Plane Crashes near Tehran Airport

According to Iran State Media, Iran-141, a small Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from an airport near the capital. According to the report around 40 people were feared killed in the crash.

The aircraft, an Iran-141 jet specifically used for short domestic flights, went down in a residential area, near Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran. Ukrainian technology has been used to produce the Iran-141 a small passenger plane in Iran.

 

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Taiwan Gas Explosions, 24 Died and Hundreds Injured – 31 July, 2014

At least 24 killed, 271 injured in Taiwan gas blasts

A series of gas leak explosions that rocked the southern Kaohsiung city of Taiwan on Thursday, July 31, has claimed the lives of more than 24 people and wounded 271 others, according to media reports. Initially, gas leaks were reported during the late evening in the Cianjhen district of the city that led to multiple blasts blowing deep trenches in roads and tossing cars.

The cause of the gas leak is still ....

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Deadly Concert Stampede in Guinea, Killed Dozens – July 30, 2014

Air Algerie plane crashed with 116 on board after going missing over Mali

07-24-2014

TransAsia Plane Crash in Taiwan Kills 48 People

 

A TransAsia Airway flight carrying 54 passengers and four crew members crashed in Taiwan because of technical failure. The incident took place near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island. As per aviation officials the flight was scheduled to take off at 4 p.m but because of bad weather it was ordered to remain grounded until 5.43 pm. It took off and remained in the air for a short while. The aircraft then experienced a technical failure while making an ....

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Typhoon Matmo brought fierce winds and torrential rain to Taiwan

 July 23, 2014

Red alert has been issued in most of Taiwan as Typhoon Matmo approaches the island.

Destructive gusts of wind, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding and mudslides are expected in Taiwan.

On Tuesday night, July 22, due to the imminent danger, officials of Taiwan ordered to shut down all businesses and schools, especially on its east coast.

About 67 flights were canceled that flies to and from Taiwan, according to Bloomberg.com.

Above all, 8,000 military workforce have been deployed in case any ....

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down in Ukraine

Mutineers Ambushed Army Convoy in Eastern Ukraine; at least 10 Soldiers Killed

July 31, 2014 : At least 10 Ukrainian soldiers are reported to have been killed, when pro-Russian mutineers in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 31, ambushed a column of government troops, in close proximity to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, according to media reports.

The mutineers destroyed over 30 vehicles whereas unverified video online shows massacre scenes around burning vehicles.

A group of 70 Australian and Dutch forensic experts ....

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