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U.S. official: Missile hit Malaysia Airlines plane - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.<p>The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn't pinpointed who was …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art<p>Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different …

Ukraine conflict: 'White power' warrior from Sweden

Mikael Skillt in Ukraine<p><b>The appearance of far-right activists, both foreign and home-grown, among the Ukrainian volunteers fighting in east Ukraine is causing unease.</b><p>Mikael Skillt is a Swedish sniper, with seven years' experience in the Swedish Army and the Swedish National Guard. He is currently …

Russia

Why China is stealing America's corn seeds

Three years ago, a security guard working for seed company Pioneer Hi-Bred came across something unusual on a road in Iowa: Just off the pavement, a man was on his knees, digging in a field.<p>Challenged by the guard, Mo Hailong claimed to be an employee of the University of Iowa who was traveling to …

Mugabe calls for an end to white farmers in Zimbabwe

The president ratchets up his anti-white rhetoric after discovering some of his ministers were leasing back land to farmers that had been revoked in 2000<p>Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, has warned that in future “no white person will be allowed to own land” as he unveiled a new farming …

Africa

A craze for 'loom bands'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1087000/1087600_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524672142_c8fb7e90c7385fa19cfd9afe4b52f5cb<p><b>Why are "loom bands" one of the most popular toys in the world at the moment?</b><p>In this era of babies playing with tablets and young teenagers living and …

Bands

Ben Blakeley 'buried Jayden Parkinson in uncle's grave'

<b>Teenager Jayden Parkinson was killed by her violent ex-boyfriend and buried in his uncle's grave, a jury has heard.</b><p>Ben Blakeley, 22, is on trial at Oxford Crown Court charged with murdering the 17-year-old.<p>The jury heard Jayden was pregnant and that Mr Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, was …

Crime

'Invisible' in India: The story of the disabled boy tied to Mumbai bus stop

When I first heard that a nine-year-old boy had been found tied to a bus stop in Mumbai, I was surprised. He can't have been, I thought. In Mumbai?<p>When I found out where the bus stop in question was, I was even more surprised. I pass by that area often. I'd never seen a young boy chained to a …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The winners for the Giphoscope International Art GIF Contest are in, honouring the most creative work in the art of the GIF.<p>The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and …

Iraq forces battle rebels around oil refinery

Iraqi forces have fought fierce battles with armed rebels around the country's biggest oil refinery at Baiji, 200km north of the capital, shutting down the facility and stoking fears of a disruption in national energy supplies.<p>State TV reported that Iraqi forces backed by airplanes on Friday …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Scientists say weakness in 'superbug' bacteria could herald new treatments

Barrier around infectious cells can be defeated, say British researchers, potentially overcoming their resistance to antibiotics<p>A weakness in the defences of "superbug" bacteria has been uncovered by British scientists, raising the prospect of new treatments to tackle infections that are resistant …

UK Bans Creationism While US Still Fights Loch Ness Monsterism

Last week, the UK updated their requirements for all state-funded schools and academies (click "Church of England and Catholic single academy model supplemental agreement") to clearly prohibit the teaching of creationism as science. It's not exactly a groundbreaking change, since future schools and …