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Video of journalist beheaded in Iraq is authentic, U.S. confirms

A video showing the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State is authentic, the<p>Obamaadministration said Wednesday.<p>National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said intelligence officials analyzed the video and confirmed its authenticity. The journalist, James …

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.<p>Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly at …

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring …

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

<i>Update at 4:05 p.m. ET.</i><p>The U.S. State Department has released satellite images it says back up the assertion by Washington and Kiev that Russian forces are firing artillery into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.<p>In a four-page document titled <i>Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine</i>, …

Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and …

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 …

Russian military fires artillery into eastern Ukraine

The Russian military fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a "clear escalation" of hostilities there, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said.<p>Russia has about 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, Warren said. Russian tanks, artillery and rocket launchers have …

Obama administration: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military targets

Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict.<p>"This clearly is a military escalation," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said, …

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene at Ukraine's Grabove

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MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims

The west is imposing "illegal, unreasonable and counter-productive" sanctions against Russia based on internet forgeries that do not prove any of its missiles shot down the Malaysian airliner, the Russian ambassador to London has said.<p>Shortly before the European Union announced further sanctions …

MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

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Body of missing S.Korean shipping tycoon found

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in Kharkiv

A train carrying the remains of victims of a Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv.<p>The train, which includes five grey refrigerated carriages, slowly rolled into the grounds of an arms industry plant …

Ukraine says Russian officer pushed the button to shoot down MH17

Ukraine spy chief: Russian downed MH17<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> It's unclear how much of a role Russia played, U.S. intelligence says<br>• The European Union agrees on a plan for new sanctions to include Russia<br>• Ukraine opens criminal cases against Russian defense minister and businessman<br>• Dutch official: At …

MH17: By defying the West, bully-boy Vladimir Putin could lead Russia to ruin

Europe’s political elite should not fear taking tough measures against an unyielding Kremlin after the Malaysia Airlines atrocity<p>At the height of the Crimean crisis earlier this year, when many feared the tiny Baltic states could be the next target of Vladimir Putin’s bully-boy tactics, local …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Five unanswered questions

Amid the chaos and the grief, the politics and the finger pointing, we are no closer to answering some key questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The crash, which killed all 298 people aboard, has turned a volatile Ukrainian region into a global problem.<p>Here are five questions …

Iran eliminates sensitive uranium gas stockpile under nuclear deal- IAEA

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly update by the U.N. nuclear watchdog obtained by Reuters on Sunday.<p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine …

Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

The fighting between Islamist-led militiamen and rival group, which erupted on July 13 and shut Tripoli international airport, has also injured 120 people<p>Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said on …

Access to Malaysia Airlines crash site 'nearly unfettered'; fighting rages nearby

Rebels gave Malaysian officials the data recorders from downed Flight 17 on Tuesday, days after the passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine.<p>"We believe these are the black boxes and these boxes will reveal the truth," said Alexander Borodai, the self-declared rebel Prime Minister in Donetsk.<p>It was …

Maarten de Jonge, Dutch Cyclist, Was Supposed To Fly On Both Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flights (UPDATE)

<b>UPDATE:</b> July 23, 6:39 a.m. -- Slate has published a piece casting doubt on the fact that Maarten de Jonge was actually booked on both ill-fated flights.<p>Maarten de Jonge is an incredibly lucky man. He managed to twice cheat death this year by simply changing his plane reservations.<p>According to The …

In Pictures, Worldwide Protests Against Israeli Military Action in Gaza

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through the streets of Paris over the weekend to rally against Israel's invasion of Gaza, defying a ban on …

MH17: world's anger at Russia grows as bodies pile on to train at crash site

Masked, hooded men ran along the platform nervously waving their guns, as the large grey door to one of five train carriages was levered open. A ghoulish stench poured out; inside the glint of shiny black body bags piled in a heap was visible. A group of international monitors from the OSCE peered …

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes …

Cameron to Putin: Drop rebels

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia’s policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airways Flight 17.<p>In an unusual front-page …

Treatment of MH17 victims' bodies 'violates international law'

Bodies of Malaysia Airlines victims still in hands of rebels as investigators barred from crash site<p>The treatment of MH17 victims’ bodies by Ukranian separatists is “barbaric” and in violation of international law, according to legal experts who described the situation as “unprecedented”.<p>Last night …

U.N. voices concern over Gaza civilian deaths

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- The United Nations Security Council issued a statement late Sunday urging better protection for civilians in the …

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American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Palestinian-American teen detained by Israeli security forces while on a family visit to the Middle East said Sunday he had been …

Florida teen recovering from beating in Israel-Palestinian conflict | Reuters

TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Despite the red scars on his wrists, a souvenir from a summer vacation to see Palestinian relatives that became a nightmare, Tariq Khdeir felt lucky on Sunday as he described his apparent beating by Israeli police earlier this month.<p>Florida teenager Tariq Khdeir (C), 15, is …

Shuttle diplomacy in climate countdown

<b>A senior British minister is once again launched on a long-haul high-carbon mission of shuttle diplomacy in the cause of tackling climate change.</b><p>The target is to try to land an international deal on limiting greenhouse gases at what is billed as a major summit in Paris in late 2015.<p>In climate …

Nuke dump operator received $1.9M bonus after fire

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that operates the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico received a $1.9 …