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Ukraine Releases Audio It Claims Proves Rebels' Ties To Malaysia Airlines Crash

Ukraine's intelligence agency claimed on Thursday it had intercepted phone calls that connected separatists in the country's east to the crash of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane.<p>Ukraine's state security agency, also known as S.B.U., released an edited version of the purported audio tapes …

Ukraine claims recorded phone calls prove separatists shot down Malaysian airliner

As allegations grow that a Malaysian airliner which crashed on Thursday, killing more than 290 people, was shot down, both the Ukrainian government and separatists are denying any involvement.<p>Both sides accuse the other of attacking the plane which came down close to the border with Russia.<p>Kyiv’s …

The Missile That Likely Shot Down MH17

The missile system most likely used to shoot down Malaysia Airline MH17 is common, lethal, and crewed by men with little training. They also just …

Israel ground forces invade Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities and the …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Tornadoes kill 9 in South; warnings active in Ala.

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they …

Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader and more than 680 other people were sentenced to death Monday stemming from last year's …

DNA test: Remains from airstrike in Yemen not those of al Qaeda bomb-maker

The remains of a Saudi national killed in airstrikes in Yemen earlier this month are not those of a wanted al Qaeda bomb-maker, according to multiple sources in Saudi Arabia who were briefed on the matter.<p>DNA tests conducted by Saudi officials showed that the remains were not those of Ibrahim …

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Mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city fighting for life after assassination attempt

The mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city is fighting for his life after being shot early Monday while jogging, according to local reports.<p>Gennady Kernes, mayor of the eastern city of Kharkiv, was shot in the back by unidentified gunmen on Monday morning, his office said. He was reported to have …

German diplomat 'injured in Yemen kidnapping attempt'

<b>A German diplomat has been injured in a suspected kidnapping attempt in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, security officials say.</b><p>Gunmen tried to force a vehicle carrying the diplomat and a colleague to stop in the southern district of Hadda, home to many embassies.<p>When the diplomats refused and fled from the …

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Turkish Journalist Sentenced to Prison for Insulting Prime Minister in a Tweet

A Turkish journalist is going to prison for insulting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter.<p>The criminal court in Ankara sentenced …

US senators remove requirement for disclosure over drone strike victims

At the behest of the director of national intelligence, US senators have removed a provision from a major intelligence bill that would require the president to publicly disclose information about drone strikes and their victims.<p>The bill authorizing intelligence operations in fiscal 2014 passed out …

Officials End Active Search at Washington Landslide With 2 Still Missing

Active search operations have concluded at the Washington state mudslide that killed at least 41 people, officials announced on Monday.<p>Two people remain missing after the March 22 landslide<p>Workers will continue to remove debris to clear the small community of Oso, Washington, and clear Highway 530, …

Divers find fuselage in San Francisco Bay

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Diving crews with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office have located the fuselage of a plane that crashed into San …

Security Insiders: NATO Unprepared to Counter Newly Aggressive Russia

A whop­ping three-quar­ters of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity In­siders said the NATO al­li­ance is not pre­pared to counter a newly …

At Least 15 Dead as Tornadoes Rip Through Central, Southern US

Rescuers sifted through the rubble today looking for survivors after a powerful tornado carved out a path of destruction, flattening homes and …