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Obama bestows Medal of Honor on New Hampshire veteran

President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.<p>Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and …

Malaysia Airlines Black Boxes Handed Over By Ukraine Rebels To Experts

DONETSK, Ukraine, July 22 (Reuters) - A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday.<p>"Here they are, the black boxes," Borodai told a room packed with …

Ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ten people were killed, including a mother and three children, in a government air strike on a militant-controlled town north of Baghdad on Monday, hospital sources and witnesses said.<p>Members of the Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol in the town of Jurf …

'Game of Thrones' season 5 directors chosen

Who will command the <i>Game of Thrones</i> production army next season?<p>There are five directors, each charged with helming two episodes each in season 5. …

Tripoli airport becomes Libya's new frontline between rival militias

TRIPOLI, July 15 (Reuters) - First, there is a single shot. Then Libyan fighters empty their anti-aircraft guns as others crouch for cover at Tripoli International Airport.<p>Until Saturday night, the airport was a hub for Libyans coming home for the Muslim fasting month and expatriates going on …

Dramatic video shows 'near miss' at Barcelona airport

An apparent near miss between two aircraft that was captured on video at Barcelona Airport has prompted an investigation by Spanish aviation authorities.<p>The video shows a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian airline UTair pulling up from its landing approach as an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 taxis …

Found! Most Distant Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung stars yet known in the Milky Way.<p>The two objects — known as ULAS J0744+25 and ULAS J0015+01 — are about 775,000 and 900,000 light-years from Earth, respectively, making them both about five times more distant than a satellite galaxy known as the Large …

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