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Yeh, Chao face charges of corruption

By Jake Chung

Former Taoyuan County deputy commissioner Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) and Farglory Land Development Co (遠雄建設) chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), one of Taiwan’s most successful real-estate tycoons, were indicted yesterday on corruption charges involving two government-sponsored low-cost housing projects, prosecutors said. In addition to Yeh and Chao, whoFULL STORY

Tseng, Taiwan sweep top-seed US golf team

Yani Tseng (曾雅妮) sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole on Thursday to give last-seed Taiwan a stunning sweep over the top-seeded US at the LPGA International Crown matches. Tseng’s clutch putt gave her and Phoebe Yao (姚宣榆) a one-up victory over world No.FULL STORY

Crash victims’ identities confirmed

By Shelley Shan

The Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) said yesterday that the identities of the 35 passengers killed in the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash outside Magong Airport in Penghu on Wednesday night have been confirmed, adding that a rescue team is scheduled to finish identifying the remainingFULL STORY

Monk hits out at Beijing over master’s detention

By Loa Iok-sin

Chinese Buddhist master Shi Guoshi (釋果實) has lashed out at the Chinese government over the detention more than two months ago of her master, the democracy activist-monk Shi Shengguan (釋聖觀), on a charge of “inciting subversion of state power,” accusing Beijing of repressing the freedomFULL STORY

No survivors on crashed Air Algerie flight, France says

France announced yesterday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster. “Sadly, there are no survivors,” French President Francois Hollande said on TV, a day afterFULL STORY

Questions abound over Penghu crash2014-07-25

By Shelley Shan

The crash of TransAsia Airways (復興航空) Flight GE222 outside Magong Airport on Penghu Wednesday evening killed 48 people aboard the plane and injured 10, officials said yesterday. Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Director-General Jean Shen (沈啟) said that rescuers had located 48 bodies at the crashFULL STORY

Victims include master carpenter, firefighter, families2014-07-25

By Shelley Shan

Family members, friends and colleagues yesterday mourned and paid tribute to the 48 people killed in the crash of a TransAsia Airways (復興航空) plane on Penghu on Wednesday evening. The Ministry of Culture’s Bureau of Cultural Heritage confirmed that 82-year-old Yeh Ken-chuang (葉根壯), a carpenter andFULL STORY

Daughter escapes plane, calls father2014-07-25

Hung Yu-ting (洪郁婷) had only a few minutes to act after TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crashed in rain and darkness on the outlying island county of Penghu on Wednesday evening. The 34-year-old’s quick thinking — with a touch of luck — is what made herFULL STORY

Minister of labor resigns2014-07-25

By Alison Hsiao

Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) approved Minister of Labor Pan Shih-wei’s (潘世偉) resignation last night, hours after Pan offered to step down during an early-morning telephone call to Jiang amid rumors of an extramarital affair. Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Jiang spoke again byFULL STORY

Air Algerie flight reported missing en route to Algiers2014-07-25

An Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou to Algiers is missing with 110 passengers on board, almost half of them French citizens, officials said yesterday. There were no clear indications of what might have happened to the flight en route north to Algiers from theFULL STORY

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