World News

One Survivor From Algerian Plane Crash; 102 Killed

A military transport plane has crashed in northeastern Algeria, killing all but one of the 103 people on board.

Initial reports said everyone on board was killed, but Algerian officials now say there was one survivor.

The official Algerian Press Service says the C-130 Hercules aircraft went down in a mountainous area while approaching the city of Constantine.

Authorities say bad weather -- including snowfall and high winds -- played a role in the crash. They say search and rescue teams were immediately sent to the crash site.

The flight had originated in the southern province of Tamanrasset.

Feature Story

Pro-democracy protesters stand in heavy rain while blocking a main road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, October 22, 2014.

Audio VOA Exclusive: US Democracy Group Rebuts Hong Kong Meddling Allegations

Chinese state media and pro-Beijing news outlets in Hong Kong have published a series of articles in recent days, accusing the National Endowment for Democracy of funding and advising the protesters More

Special Reports