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MH17: Russia accuses US of fabricating evidence

Russia's deputy defence minister says US evidence 'mostly cited social networks' and did not correspond to reality<p>Russia suggested on Thursday that the United States was trying to fabricate evidence that separatists in eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.<p>Anatoly Antonov, deputy …

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China and Taiwan express grief over crashed TransAsia plane

The presidents of China and Taiwan express their condolences after TransAsia Airways plane crashes while trying to land on Penghu island in the aftermath of Typhoon Matmo<p>The leaders of both China and Taiwan expressed their condolences on Thursday for the 48 people killed on board TransAsia Airways …

International criminal court backs Libyan trial of spy chief al-Senussi

Appeal judges at the international criminal court (ICC) have upheld a decision that allows Libyan authorities to put on trial a former intelligence chief from Colonel Gaddafi's era.<p>The appeal panel confirmed on Thursday that the case against Abdullah al-Senussi should not be handled by the ICC, …

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of …

US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of …

Former Massachusetts probation official found guilty in corruption case | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former director of Massachusetts’ probation commission was found guilty on Thursday of running the agency as a corrupt political patronage operation, offering jobs in return for favors from state legislators.<p>A U.S. District Court jury found that former commissioner John O’Brien …

U.N. official: Strike hits shelter in Gaza

At least 16 people were killed and many more were wounded when a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was hit during Thursday's fighting, officials said.<p>John Ging, director of the U.N.'s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, confirmed to CNN's Christiane Amanpour that 16 died in the strike. …