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Taiwanese top military official Shen Yi-ming salutes during a press conference in Taipei. File photo/AP
Taiwan's top military official was killed in an air force helicopter crash Thursday morning that killed seven other people, the defense ministry said.
Five people survived the crash in mountains outside the capital.
As chief of the general staff, Gen. Shen Yi-ming was responsible for overseeing the island's defense against China, which threatens to use military force to annex what it considers it own territory.
The helicopter was flying from Taipei to the northeastern city of Ilan for a new year's activity when it crashed.
The bodies of the three occupants were found at about 1.30am (0030 GMT), an interior ministry statement said. France's Mediterranean coast has been hit by heavy rain over the last week that has led to serious flooding and widespread transport disruption.
Algerian Ministry of Defense said that the military helicopter that fell in the middle of the sea while carrying out a training flight mission.
Passengers and crew aboard a US military helicopter were injured when the chopper they were travelling in was destroyed during a “hard landing” in Afghanistan, a US official said on Saturday.
A helicopter crashed into a building on Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York Fire Department said.
At the level of countries, the UAE ranked 14th in the world in terms of the number of billionaires.
A woman filed a lawsuit against a women’s salon in which she requested the court to obligate the salon to pay her Dhs100,000 in compensation for the burns she sustained by mistake when her nails were trimmed and decorated with acrylic. She said this substance was left on her fingers for a long period and consequently caused finger burns of second and third degrees.
The Water Department of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority completed the installation of a strategic water line extending for 56km from Hamda area to Al Badea area with a diameter of 800mm at a total cost of Dhs96 million, excluding the value of materials. The project aims at enhancing the diversity of water sources in the city of Sharjah and guaranteeing the continuity of service.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved the start of the first phase of land levelling for the residential areas in Al Shannouf 1-6, totalling 3,000 plots of land at 50 plots in each area.