Tragedy struck Indonesia when a military transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, the country's third-biggest city, killing all 122 on board and at least 19 people on the ground. Almost exactly a decade ago, the neighborhood was the scene of another plane accident when a Boeing 737 crashed into the middle-class community.
China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America". At a campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday, Clinton said the U.S. must be "fully vigilant" about China's military, adding that Beijing had stolen commercial secrets from defense contractors and "huge amounts of government information". Beijing has in the past expressed outrage over U.S. government claims it engages in state-sponsored hacking of commercial information, saying China is itself a victim of hacking attacks.
BEIJING (AP) — Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses.