Less than a week after a commercial jetliner was shot down, Ukraine says two of its military planes were downed over a rebel-held area in the eastern part of the country.
Chinese ships trying putting down an oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea have reportedly rammed Vietnamese vessels in recent days, as the Philippines says it’s seized a Chinese fishing boat and its crew of 11 for poaching endangered sea turtles.
Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison that became the center of 2004 prison-abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation, is being closed temporarily due to security concerns, according to the country’s Justice Ministry.
Riot police and other Ukrainian forces are cracking down on pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine, drawing a warning from neighboring Russia on Tuesday that also alleged an American military contractor is helping Ukraine.
A Lao Airlines flight from the capital, Vientiane, crashed into the Mekong River as it was landing. There was no word of survivors among the 49 passengers and crew.
By Thursday afternoon, the number of children poisoned by their school lunch at a rural school in Bihar, India had risen to 23.
China’s answer to accusations of cyber-espionage against the U.S.? The Americans are doing it to us, too.