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The Stories of Those Who Perished on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

They boarded the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with dreams of holidays in the sun, soccer games in faraway packed stadiums and prestigious medical conferences. Some were simply headed home.<p>But as the passengers flew over a region steeped in conflict, the journey of the 298 souls was violently …

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What MH17 means for Russia-Ukraine

MH17 is an alarming escalation of the Ukraine conflict.In the wake of a surface-to-air missile taking down a Malaysian airliner over Eastern Ukraine, everyone is pointing fingers. Kiev blames the pro-Russian “terrorists,” with Moscow responsible for providing them with intelligence and weapons. The …

Current Obsessions: Urban Greenery

Here’s a look at what’s piquing our interest lately.<p>Jane clued us in to Flower Muse’s new two-toned infatuation.<br>• Netflix has nothing on Nowness. We’re …

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Reader Recs: Best Summer Music Festivals

Music festival season is in full swing, and with it comes the difficult decision of where to spend your hard-earned cash and vacation days. To help you wade through the ever growing list of options, we asked our Facebook fans to give us the lowdown on their favorite hip-shaking aural extravaganzas …

Get your trunks on: the world's best public swimming pools

Whether it’s for the exercise, a cooling dip as temperatures soar, or just the sheer fun of splashing around, the following selection of public pools dotted around the globe offer not only memorable settings, but also convenient access to highlights for tourists, making it easy to combine your swim …

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Malaysia Airlines Releases Its Full List Of Passengers

On its website Saturday, the airline also released a full list of nationalities of the 298 passengers and crew on the flight. There were no survivors on the flight, which is believed to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine who may have had some help from Moscow.<p>"Each of the …

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Malaysia 'deeply concerned' about security at crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine — Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists agreed Saturday to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet to allow the orderly removal of the bodies of 298 people killed in the shootdown of Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two days ago.<p>The Malaysian airliner …