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Parents Who Lost 3 Children on MH17 Say Life Is 'Hell Beyond Hell'

SYDNEY — The Western Australian parents of three children, who were killed with their grandfather on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, released a …

South Korea Ferry Fugitive Hid In Cabin Wall, Suitcases Of Cash At Hand

(Reuters) - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding in an …

Dad Relives Israeli Strike in Gaza That Wiped Out His Family

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hassan Al Hallaq did what any sensible parent would do: When the latest bout of violence erupted here, he moved his family — heavily pregnant wife, Samar, and two young sons — away from their apartment on the outskirts of town and into the middle of Gaza City.<p>Away from the …

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Remains found in Mexico identified as those of missing American

Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said.<p>Devert, 32, …

The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

OK, so it <i>usually</i> doesn't cost as much as a car, but a smartphone is still an important lifestyle purchase. And it will probably be at your side 24/7 (if you're anything like us). There's always a bit of hemming and hawing, for sure, but we've distilled the options down to a short list of the top …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash – in pictures

As experts from the UK and Malaysia arrive in Kiev to assist a Ukrainian-led investigation into how flight MH17 was brought down, the world pays its respects to the dead<p>MH17: Ukraine accuses rebels of destroying evidence - live updates

Scientists Probe Depths of Mysterious Hole in Siberia

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5 things to know about changes in drug laws, growing prison population

Decades of tough drug laws have contributed to a dramatic rise in the federal prison population, with inmates serving more time behind bars. The Obama administration recently encouraged nonviolent federal inmates — most of them drug offenders — to apply for early release. The announcement comes at …

Malaysia Airlines Flight M17: 'Terrorist Death-Hunters' Loot Crash Site Stealing Jewellery and Cash from Dead

'Terrorist death-hunters' have reportedly been looting the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight M17.<p>The Malaysian Airlines flight was brought down …

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death

George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, but he said he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager's death.<p>The verdict caps a case that has inflamed passions for well over a year, much of it focused on race.<p>The six jurors -- all of …

Sudden death of Ohio teen highlights dangers of caffeine powder

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.<p>But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner — a powdered form of caffeine so …

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Killer hornets sting at least 19 people to death in China, nearly 600 stung

At least 19 people have been stung to death by hornets -- which may include the world's largest hornet species Vespa mandarinia-- in China's central Shaanxi province in the last three months, according to the city government of Ankang, the apparent epicenter of a recent spate of fatalities and …

'NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!': Community Marches Against 'Racist' NYPD After Chokehold Death

"How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D!" they chanted as police officers stood silently nearby.<p>"No justice, no peace! No racist police!"<p>"N-Y-P-D! No more killing!"<p>Garner, an African-American, died Thursday afternoon as he was arrested for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes. A videotape of the …

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