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Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders. Full Story

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66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Full Story

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US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site. Full Story

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After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. Full Story

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Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

Mon Jul 21, 2014

A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks and the overall Palestinian death toll surpassed 560. Full Story

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Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site. Full Story

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Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine -- blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld judgment, expressing shock but refusing to say more until more facts are in. Full Story

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Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

Mon Jul 21, 2014

A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, appealing directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin to return the bodies of her son and his girlfriend. Full Story

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Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

Tue Jul 22, 2014

For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel. Full Story

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South African park considers rhino evacuation

Mon Jul 21, 2014

South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers. Full Story

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Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country. Full Story

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Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Full Story

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AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

Sat Jul 19, 2014

A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community. Full Story

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Australia wants security job for wronged countries

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday countries that have been "so wronged" should take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine. Full Story

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Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at least 570 Palestinians and 29 Israelis. Full Story

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Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children living in the shelter, Mexico's top federal prosecutor said Monday. Full Story

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Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said. Full Story

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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

Tue Jul 22, 2014

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. Full Story

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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Tue Jul 22, 2014

President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. Full Story