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At least 24 injured by explosion on a Taiwan commuter train

At least 24 people were injured in an explosion on a Taiwan commuter train late Thursday night. At least two of them were in serious condition. One suffered burns on 30 percent of the body. Flames engulfed the sixth coach on the train, which traveled from Hsinchu to Keelung. More than 10 ambulances and 10 fire engines were at  the scene.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Suicide truck bombing in Baghdad killed many people in the end of Ramadan

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad in a crowded shopping area in the central Karada district which occurred Sunday killed 115 people including at least 15 children, 10 women and six policemen and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. The bomb-laden truck plowed into a building housing a coffee shop, stores and a gym.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Big deadly floods in China, more than 180 killed, 33 millions affected

About 1.5 million people have been evacuated and 56,000 homes destroyed in central and eastern China after torrential rain has sparked deadly floods along the Yangtze River. More than 180 people were killed and many dozens are missing. Eight of deaths resulted from a factory wall collapsing and burying workers alive. 33 million are affected, officials say.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER forced to return and emergency landing, engine fire followed

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane was forced to return to Singapore due to an engine fault, on Monday morning. Flight SQ368 with 222 passengers and 19 crew on board, departed Changi Airport Terminal 3 for Milan, Italy, but after about three hours into the flight was forced to turn back. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft reported an engine oil warning message.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Asia

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