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Many Malaysia Airlines jet crash victims may still be buried in wreckage

At least 200 recovered corpses have been sent by refrigerated rail car to a northern Ukrainian city, en route to the Netherlands.

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U.S., Euro airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights after airport rocketing

FAA says suspension could last 24 hours, despite tourist season.

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Britain plans to tighten laws designed to protect girls

New research shows victim numbers are twice as high as previously thought.

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Britain announces inquiry into killing of ex-KGB officer

Home secretary says investigators will explore whether Russian leaders had role in fatal poisoning eight years ago.

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World briefs: Taliban strike police fortress

PLUS: Iraq to elect new president; Obama aide in Germany; Nigerian president meets with parents of kidnapped; Populist wins Indonesian

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Russia trying to spin tragedy

Rus­sia pre­sented a com­bi­na­tion of con­cil­i­a­tion and blus­ter Mon­day over its han­dling of the downed Ma­lay­sia Airlines jet.

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 A destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza in Yahud, central Israel.

As lopsided Mideast casualty count mounts, Israel faces dilemma

Israeli officials are struggling with a more distilled version of the dilemma it has faced in repeated rounds against Hamas.

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 A Malaysian investigator takes the flight recorder from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Monday as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine jet-downing crisis eases

Broader investigator access to site of downed Malaysian jet is promised after days of resistance.

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 A foreign activist holds up a placard at a protest against the war in Gaza, in Beirut on Monday.

Europe rallies seek to isolate Israel internationally

Demonstrations were mostly peaceful expressions, but some were with an anti-Semitic tinge, in support of Palestinians.

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World Briefs: Islamic State thwarts Assad

PLUS: Controversial Hungary statue; rhino move considered; China food scandal; shiny, happy people.

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Deadliest day so far for both sides in Gaza

At least 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and officers were killed in Shejaiya, an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City.

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U.S. builds case against rebels, Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of providing SA-11 antiaircraft missiles and training to the Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels.

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African wives hide HIV status, sapping AIDS progress

Most people living with the HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Israel’s Bedouin defenseless against Hamas rockets

Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled Sunday that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to the Bedouin.

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World briefs: China spies on navies

PLUS: Steel plants near deal; Dozens dead in Nigeria; Election results disputed.

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 Alexander Borodai, who is the self-proclaimed prime minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a pro-Russian separatist group, holds his head during a news conference Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Mr. Borodai ruled out a temporary truce with government forces but pledged to give investigators access to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down by a missile Thursday morning.

Jet-downing vitriol growing; Ukraine claims proof of Russia missile system

Ukraine officials say they have photographs of Russian anti-aircraft systems being taken back across the border into Russia.

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Alarms about migrant kids were raised since 2012

The warnings included a report to the Homeland Security prepared at its request by researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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World news briefs: 7/20/14

PLUS: Syria in gas field fight; Iraq bombings and Jordan tiff; Egypt border guards killed

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Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

The attack is blamed on Boko Haram, whose members have conducted nearly 100 attacks, resulting in over 2,000 deaths so far this year.

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Hamas fighters who tunneled into Israel's south kill 2 soldiers

Fighting between Hamas and the Israelis is now in its 12th day, with Palestinian casualties over 300 dead.

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On southern border, Mexico faces crisis of its own

Now Mexico finds itself whipsawing between compassion and crackdown as it struggles to cope with thousands of immigrants.

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U.S. has evidence of Ukraine separatists getting anti-aircraft missile training in Russia

Batteries on mobile vehicles such as that suspected in the Malaysian jet downing were part of that training, according to U.S. officials.

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Air crash victims included many AIDS researchers

More than 100 on board were bound for an international HIV conference.

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 People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane Thursday near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country. Both theUkranian government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

Crash cause quest hindered by insurgents on scene

Ukraine officials trying to negotiate safe passage for investigators.

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Tehran, 6 world powers agree to stretch nuke talks 4 more months

Extension became necessary once it became clear that negotiation deadline Sunday would not bring a breakthrough.

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 Palestinians inspect the rubble of a building Friday to pick up their usable belongings after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.

Israel warns of 'significant expansion' of Gaza assault

As artillery pounds buildings, soldiers and tanks fan out, clashing with Hamas and seeking militants‘‍ border-infiltration tunnels.

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 Camp counselors Hagai Dfrat, 23, of Israel, left, and Monica Baky of Egypt talk while walking on the grounds of the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine. The lakeside camp has brought children together from countries at war for more than 20 years campers said they are united by fear of the violence raging in the Middle East and a hope that their generation will be the one to end it.

Middle Eastern kids in U.S. summer camps torn by conflict at home

Tensions, phone calls and unlikely friendships blend as teens from countries at war try to get along.

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World briefs: Insurgents rout Iraqi army

Plus: Anti-Japanese campaign; Berlusconi wins appeal; CNN reassigns reporter; Nigerian civilians killed; ’Glee’ must change name;

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 President Obama said one American was killed in Thursday's Malaysia Airlines crash in east Ukraine.

Obama: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down by missile; one American dead

The president noted that it wasn't the first time Russian-backed separatists had shot down planes in the region.

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 Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, in the eastern part of the country today. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.

Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

Investigators face formidable obstacles in deciphering a disaster scene spread over 8 square miles of contested ground in eastern Ukraine.

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Passenger jets have been downed in the past

Here are five prior incidents of civilian planes being knocked out of the air.

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A dozen planes an hour typically use corridor above Ukraine

Air route is primary aviation pathway from Europe‘‍s capital to Asia’‍s major metropolises.

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One airline reeling from two incredibly rare air disasters

In a little more than four months, Malaysia Airlines reckons with the mystery of a disappearing jetliner and now has another shot down.

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Iranian general directs Shiite militias, Iraq forces fighting Islamic State

Commanders and government say 120 Iranian Revolutionary Guard advisers aid in Baghdad‘‍s battle with Sunni militants.

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World briefs: Russian calls sanctions 'evil'

Plus: Afghan recount, attack; Cuban social media probed; Korean search helicopter crashes; Australia‘‍s pollution levy switch

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National briefs: Obama reveals roads program

Plus: Special prosecutor sought in IRS case; N.Y. transit strike averted; 3 die in Calif. holdup; Dog credited with saving boy.

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 A woman, who said she believed her sister was on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, cries as she waits for more information today about the crashed plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.

Official: 181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner killing 298 people.

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 Smoke from flares rises in the sky in Gaza City today. Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel.

Israel sends troops into Gaza Strip

It’‍s the first major Israeli ground offensive in Gaza in just over five years.

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Russians quick to point fingers over jet crash

The Russians are the only ones seriously considering that Ukrainians shot down the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

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After Athens shootout, guerrilla leader arrested

Greek police on Wednesday shot and wounded one of Greece's most wanted guerrilla group members.

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Dutch court faults its government for 300 deaths in Bosnian massacre

It said Netherlands‘‍ team of U.N. peacekeepers failed to prevent deaths in Europe’‍s worst ethnically motivated mass murder since WW II.

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Obama levies new sanctions of Russia over Ukraine

Economic penalties were coordinated with the European Union, which announced less stringent retribution.

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Israel, Gaza militants to suspend attacks for 5 hours at U.N. request

But despite “humanitarian window,” Israel says ground invasion in Gaza is still likely.

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World briefs: Pakistan hits rebel bases

Plus: Jailed for sexual assault; WikiLeaks founder; Suspected pedophiles; Assad begins third term

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 An Israeli holds a flag and wears a Star of David patch resembling the one Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany during a demonstration in Jerusalem on Monday.

Israel backers gather at Jewish center

Hundreds gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill on Tuesday evening to mobilize political support for Israel.

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At least 20 die in Moscow subway derailment

Russian officials quick to rule out terrorism, but accident cause is undetermined.

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Ukraine-Russia cross-border claims deepen prospect of open conflict

Ukraine prosecutor‘‍s office collecting evidence of Russia’‍s role in airstrike, but separatists blame Kiev government.

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Dozens killed in car bombing at market in east Afghanistan

A sport utility vehicle packed with explosives detonated in an eastern Afghanistan market Tuesday.

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Mideast truce fails, portending wider war

Hamas rejects Egypt‘‍s cease-fire terms, and Israel authorizes military’‍s ‘“full force” against militants.

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World briefs: Progress seen in Iran talks

Plus: Iraqi parliament; Saudis tighten border; Top EU posts; U.K. Cabinet reshuffled; Google, Novartis pact.

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