3:36 pm July 24, 2014 | No Comment
Magong. Taiwanese officials on Thursday defended flight clearance given to a plane which crashed in torrential rain, killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade. The domestic TransAsia Airways flight was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members when it crashed in Magong in the Penghu island […]
2:32 pm July 24, 2014 | No Comment
Berlin. Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Wednesday that he never considered leaving his post after winning the World Cup title and insisted he would see out his contract which runs until Euro 2016. “I didn’t think of stopping for one second,” said Loew, 54, in an interview published on the German Football Federation (DFB) […]
12:52 pm July 24, 2014 | No Comment
Jerusalem. US airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel on Thursday as Washington’s top diplomat cited progress in ending 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians. The ban was lifted just hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah and returned to Cairo to […]
12:21 pm July 24, 2014 | No Comment
Madrid. Colombia’s World Cup revelation James Rodriguez was unveiled as Real Madrid’s latest headline signing in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup in Brazil, has moved to the European champions from Monaco on a six-season contract. Spanish media said Real […]
12:05 pm July 24, 2014 | No Comment
Sydney. Australia’s human rights commissioner on Thursday said conditions at an asylum-seeker camp on Christmas Island have “significantly deteriorated” with children plagued by despair and suffering symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder. Gillian Triggs and leading pediatrician Elizabeth Elliott visited the center last week as part of a national inquiry into the mandatory detention of […]
4:30 pm July 23, 2014 | No Comment
Geneva. French club Paris Saint-German was ordered by UEFA to close part of its stadium as punishment for its supporters’ abuse of disabled Chelsea fans during their Champions League quarter-final match in April. UEFA said that it had ordered a one-match closure of sectors 104 and 105 of the Parc des Princes, the club’s home […]
3:54 pm July 23, 2014 | No Comment
Manila. Organizers of a visit by NBA stars to the basketball-mad Philippines have apologized and offered refunds after an exhibition game was abruptly cancelled. Tycoon Manny Pangilinan, whose company sponsored the scheduled match Tuesday night between a visiting NBA contingent and the national team, issued a profuse apology amid growing anger at the cancellation. “We […]
1:15 pm July 23, 2014 | 3 Comments
Kuala Lumpur. An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travelers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination’s vital tourism sector at risk. Even before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on Thursday over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in an apparent missile strike, killing all […]
12:09 pm July 23, 2014 | 10 Comments
Jakarta. The ex-general who lost Indonesia’s closely-fought presidential election will challenge the results in the Constitutional Court, a spokesman said Wednesday, after his team alleged the winner, Joko Widodo, engaged in massive vote fraud. “We are in the process of preparing our challenge to the Constitutional Court,” said Tantowi Yahya, a spokesman for the campaign […]
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