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Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:28PM UTC Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets on Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely.

Body of Korean tourist found after Thai boat crash

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:15PM UTC Thai rescue workers  move an injured tourist to hospital  after a boat accident in Phuket. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern Thailand has been found. A South Korean man is still missing.

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:02PM UTC Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data.

The South Korean company said Tuesday the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other smartphones or tablets became the first consumer devices validated by a partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Myanmar confirms 2015 election will not be delayed

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 6:40PM UTC Tin Aye, chairman of Myanmar Union Election Commission, talks to journalists at a workshop with Union Election Commission and political parties. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it will hold a general election in late 2015 as planned, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.

Tin Aye, chairman of the Myanmar Union Election Commission, made the announcement Tuesday. He said international and local observers would be invited to witness the election, to be held in late October or early November of next year.

Nepal promises new rules after country’s worst trekking disaster

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 6:26PM UTC Avalanche survivor Sete Tamang, 20, waits for the bodies of his colleagues to be brought to a morgue in Katmandu, Nepal. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials say they plan to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers following the Himalayan country’s worst hiking disaster last week.

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