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  1. News - China

    Taiwanese pilot killed in warplane crash in France

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 10:43am by Agence France-Presse in Besancon, France

    ... Agence France-Presse in Besancon, France A Taiwanese pilot died on Wednesday when the fighter jet he was flying in France burst into a ball of flames after crashing in a forest, officials ... officer’s death came just two months before the experienced pilot was due to complete a two-year stint in France as part of a cooperation accord between the two countries, officials in Taiwan said. ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Coach Saint-Andre confident of France rising to title test against Ireland

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh We'll improve for Ireland, says France's Saint-Andre France coach Philippe Saint-Andre backed his side to be a much-improved outfit when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider in Paris on Saturday. Replacement scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain's 79th minute penalty saw France to a fortunate 19-17 win away ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese official sacked after receiving piggyback during visit to flood victims

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 09:42am by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse A post published with the image said the official, surnamed Wang, was being carried because he was wearing a pair of high-end shoes A Chinese official was removed from his post on Monday after a picture of him being given a piggyback sparked an online uproar, state media reported. The image, published on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, showed the local official ...

  4. News - China

    Chinese state media calls for ‘de-Americanised’ world after US shutdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 01:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Xinhua says 'new world order should be put in place' where all nations can have interests respected on equal footing While US politicians grapple with how to reopen their shuttered government and avoid a potentially disastrous default on their debt, the world should consider ‘de-Americanising’, a commentary on China’s official news agency ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Three killed in Taiwan helicopter crash

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Two crew members and a weather station employee were killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into a mountain in central Taiwan, officials said. The Sunrise Airlines helicopter was carrying supplies to a weather station on Yushan, the island’s highest mountain, when it crashed into the mountain’s north peak, the National Fire Agency said. ...

  6. Business - Money

    Hong Kong stocks close down 0.46pc

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 05:06pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Hong Kong stocks fell 0.46 per cent Wednesday as nervous traders hope for a deal in Washington that will reopen the US government and avert a devastating debt default. The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 108.19 points to finish at 23,228.33 on turnover of HK$54.16 billion (US$6.99 billion). Global investors are focused on events on Capitol Hill ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Bosnia make history by qualifying for World Cup

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Former Yugoslav republic join holders Spain, Russia and England for next year's finals in Brazil, while Portugal and Greece will have to fight it out ... Greece, France and Ukraine – the latter two finishing runners-up to Spain and England respectively, will learn who their opponents are in the play-offs in the draw next Monday. Portuguese coach ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese armed forces raise profile with online popularity contest

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Viewers asked to vote for favourite attractive servicemen and servicewomen Japan’s military is inviting the public to vote for their favourite officers in an online contest complete with clips of a muscular serviceman stripped to the waist and doing pull-ups. The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) picked three men and three women from its ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel warns against nuclear compromise with Iran

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israel on Tuesday urged the world to avoid a partial deal with Iran which could see a relaxing of sanctions, just hours before a new round of nuclear ... P5+1 countries - the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a media blitz in recent days, warning against concessions ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Typhoon Nari kills five in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Typhoon Nari slammed into central Vietnam early on Tuesday killing five people, ripping roofs of homes and damaging roads, state media reported. The storm, which claimed 13 lives in the Philippines over the weekend, tore through the communist country’s central region - from the tourist town of Hue to Quang Ngai to the south, Vietnam Television ...




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