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48 killed in Taiwan plane crash
Forty eight people are dead and 10 have survived a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane crash.

Hynix posts near 30% drop in net profit
Net profit for the world's second-largest chipmaker, SK Hynix, amounted to $A71.19 million for April to June, down 29 per cent from a year ago.

S. Korea slowdown linked to ferry tragedy
South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster has been linked to the economy's slowest growth in more than a year in the second quarter.

Japan trade deficit more than quadruples
Latest data shows Japan's trade deficit more than quadrupled year-on-year in June with exports sagging while imports grew.

Tokyo stocks open flat
The Nikkei 225 index was up 6.82 points at 15,335.38 yen in the first few minutes of Thursday trading.

World Bank offers India billions
World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has praised Indian premier Narendra Modi's ambitious vision for the country and offered up to $US18b in support.

Angry Bitcoin investors demand answers
The collapse of trading exchange MtGox has resulted in Bitcoin investors calling for answers after $US500m worth of the virtual currency disappeared.

Alert: Taiwan plane crash 'kills 51'
Fifty-one people have reportedly died and seven others are injured following a plane crash in Taiwan.

World welcomes Joko, but court fight looms
Indonesia's election uncertainty will be further prolonged with defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto taking a case to the constitutional court.

Vietnamese woman, 121, oldest person
Vietnamese officials say a 121-year-old woman living in Ho Chi Minh City is the oldest person in the world.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab
The black boxes recovered from the crashed of Malaysia Airlines jet that could hold vital clues, will be sent to the UK for forensic examination.

MH17 echoes 1983 Korean plane tragedy
The MH17 tragedy has revived memories of another disaster 21-years-ago when a Korean passenger plane was shot down by Soviet fighter planes.

Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan
Typhoon Matmo, packing gusts of up to 173km/h, has slammed into Taiwan, injuring five people, closing schools and affecting flights.

Alleged 'jihadist' back in Melbourne
A man suspected of using the internet to urge people to join jihad in Iraq and Syria has returned to Melbourne.

Thai king endorses junta's constitution
Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej has met coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha for the first time since the military seized power two months ago.

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