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At least 26 passengers injured on a flight of China Eastern Airlines due to turbulences

At least 26 people were injured, four seriously, on the flight MU774 of China Eastern Airlines, from Paris to Kunming, due to air turbulences. Passengers suffered broken bones, cuts to the scalp and soft tissue injuries. They had been told to fasten their seat belts during the flight, but it seems not everyone complied.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Asia

Young man sentenced to death in Pakistan after committing blasphemy on Facebook

An anti-terrorism court in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, sentenced to death Saturday a 30 old man for committing blasphemy on Facebook. In Pakistan anyone accused of insulting God, Islam or other religious personalities can be sentenced to death. Taimoor Raza was found guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

A blast near a kindergarten in China killed 7, wounded dozens including children

A blast occurred Thursday near a kindergarten in eastern China, the state media related. At least 7 people were killed and dozens, including children, were injured. Nine of them are in serious condition. The blast occurred in front of the gate of the Chuangxin Kindergarten at about 4:50 p.m., when children were picked up from school.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Asia

A Myanmar military plane was lost with up to 122 people on board

A Myanmar military plane carrying 122 people went missing on Wednesday between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon. (Various sources indicated a number between 104 and 12 persons). "Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 pm when it reached about 20 miles west of Dawei town," the commander-in-chief's office said in a statement.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Asia

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