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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. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Fire destroys 80 cars at Sydney Olympic stadium

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Fire chief says grass fire that spread to vehicles probably caused by cigarette butt Eighty cars were destroyed or badly damaged in a devastating fire at Sydney’s Olympic Park which investigators on Monday said was likely started by a “stupid” individual discarding a cigarette. More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze in the car park ...

  3. SYRIA

    Experts mull plans for Syrian war crimes tribunal

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington When the guns fall silent in Syria and the killing eventually stops, a key part of helping a traumatised people rebuild and heal will be bringing to justice those behind years of shocking brutality. Even though there is no end in sight yet to the grinding war in which some 110,000 people have died, a group of international judges and experts ...

  4. Business - Economy

    China inflation hits seven-month high in September

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese inflation hit a seven-month high of 3.1 per cent in September, data showed on Monday, with analysts warning further upward pressure on prices would restrict the government’s options to boost the economy. The rise in the consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation in the world’s second-largest economy, was sharply up from the 2.6 per ...

  5. News - China

    China’s prized caterpillar fungus is worth its weight in gold

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Tongren

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tongren Fungus known as ‘Himalayan Viagra’ In a dirty, dimly-lit room in a backstreet of one of China’s poorest rural towns, a trader combs his leathery fingers through a US$17,000 (HK$131,800) bag of caterpillar fungus, lamenting the curse that its value has wrought. The parasitic fungus, Cordyceps sinensis to science, only exists high on the Tibetan ...

  6. News - China - SCIENCE

    China marks 10 years of manned spaceflight

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 11:57am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Space programme soars ahead while rival Nasa closed due to shutdown China marks 10 years since it first sent a human into space on Tuesday, with its ambitious programme rocketing ahead while rival Nasa is largely closed due to the US government shutdown. Yang Liwei orbited the Earth 14 times during his 21-hour flight aboard the Shenzhou ...

  7. News - World

    Shipwreck survivors claim traffickers fired on their boat

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 05:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome 31 killed after boat capsized off Malta Syrian refugees who survived after their boat capsized off Malta say they were fired on by warring trafficking gangs as they set out on their perilous journey from Libya, the UN refugee agency reported on Sunday. Thirty-one people were killed and more than 200 people were rescued after the boat capsized a week after ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Death toll from Vietnam firework factory blast reaches 24

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi More than 20 injured in explosion at military complex in northern Vietnam Vietnamese police on Sunday raised the death toll from a blast at a fireworks factory to 24 blaming other explosives also stored at the site for the accident which also left many injured. “At least 24 people were killed - we have identified 16 bodies,” Phu Tho policeman ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff Wales coach Warren Gatland was an unusually happy man on Friday after a try in each half earned a third successive win over France and put them back ... by the way Wales responded against a France side who had been eyeing a Grand Slam. “I am often grumpy with these guys, but I am happy with that,” Gatland said. “They responded well, with a good ...

  10. Sport - Soccer

    Australia sack soccer coach Osieck after French rout

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 02:32pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Socceroos boss pays ultimate price after his side are thrashed 6-0 by Les Bleus, a month after conceding the same number of goals against Brazil Australia coach Holger Osieck was sacked on Saturday just eight months away from the World Cup after the Socceroos were thrashed 6-0 by France in an international friendly. Despite guiding them to next year’s flagship ...




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