24 July 2014

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner, cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.
Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner, cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.  

Tragedy

A relative of a victim cries at the site of a train that crashed into a school bus in Medak district in the southern Indian state of Telengana, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Twelve children were killed Thursday when the train crashed into a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. There are hundreds of unmanned crossings across the country, especially in remote areas.
A relative of a victim cries at the site of a train that crashed into a school bus in Medak district in the southern Indian state of Telengana, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Twelve children were killed Thursday when the train crashed into a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. There are hundreds of unmanned crossings across the country, especially in remote areas.

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12 children, man die in train-bus crash in India

A relative of a victim cries at the site of a train that crashed into a school bus in Medak district in the southern Indian state of Telengana, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Twelve children were killed Thursday when the train crashed into a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. There are hundreds of unmanned crossings across the country, especially in remote areas.
Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.
The bus driver also died while another 16 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, said police officer Ravi Nallamala.

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

Seen in a raining downpour, a vehicle is covered in rubble from the wreckage from a Taiwan domestic airline that crashed while attempting to land in typhoon weather on the Taiwan island of Penghu, 150 kilometers, (93 miles), off Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and mainland China, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Local officials say the domestic airline carrier Trans Asia flight GE 222 crashed on landing with many people feared dead and some injured.
An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed into houses on the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China late Wednesday, authorities said. The plane was on a flight from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

Pallbearers place a coffin into a hearse during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. After being removed from the planes, the bodies are to be taken in a convoy of hearses to a military barracks in the central city of Hilversum, where forensic experts will begin the painstaking task of identifying the bodies and returning them to their loved ones.
Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels fought to hang onto territory and shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The bold new attack showed the separatists are not shying away from shooting at the skies despite international outrage and grief at the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.