Tag Archives: Asia News

A plane crashed in Taiwan

A plane crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather at a small airport in Taiwan on Wednesday, with 47 people “trapped and feared dead,” a transport minister told reporters. Taiwan’s Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih told the government’s Central News … read more

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world’s top-selling automaker. Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that … read more

Manila :Typhoon Rammasun left at least 7 people dead

Associated Press  Typhoon Rammasun left at least seven people dead and knocked out power in many areas Wednesday but the Philippine capital and densely populated northern provinces were spared a direct battering when its fierce winds shifted slightly. Still, … read more

Iraq PM says hopes for deal on new government

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he hoped to overcome the challenges blocking the formation of a new government, a day after the new parliament’s first session ended without agreement on top government posts. “A state of … read more

Syria and Iran Step Up Involvement in Iraq Conflict

Sam Frizell @Sam_Frizell The conflagration in Iraq appeared to be expanding beyond its borders Tuesday, as Syrian warplanes bombed Iraq and reportedly sent in drones   The sectarian conflict in Iraq threatened to intensify beyond its borders Tuesday, as Syrian … read more

Sunni Militants attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases

(Reuters) – Militants attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. … read more

Malaysia’s top court: ‘Allah’ for Muslims only

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using “Allah” to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the law failed to consider the … read more

Australia to announce new search area for missing MH370

  Malaysian police: A report about a pilot being the prime suspect is wrong Australia Transport Safety Bureau will announce a new search area Wednesday Analysts have been re-evaluating satellite data   (CNN) — Australian authorities will announce a new … read more

A South Korean soldier killed five comrades at the border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean soldier killed five comrades Saturday night and wounded another five at the border with North Korea, a South Korean military official said. The army sergeant opened fire with a rifle at an … read more