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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 …

Globe in Gaza: Hamas shows resilience despite Israeli shelling

All the Gaza Strip reverberated Monday with the relentless booming sound of Israeli shelling. Throughout much of the day and into the night, Israeli ships, aircraft and tanks pounded communities throughout the territory, helping to drive the number of Gazans killed in this two-week conflict to …

Obama: Handling of Malaysia Airlines Crash Site is 'An Insult'

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Malaysia Airlines

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 …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: "Enormous amount of evidence" Russia involved, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that there is an "enormous amount of evidence" that Russia provided separatists in Eastern Ukraine with the …

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 …

Israel kills militants entering from Gaza, death toll tops 500

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500.<p>Despite growing calls for a halt to two weeks of …

Putin lashes out at criticism over plane crash as more bodies found

Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out against a chorus of international condemnation Monday over Moscow's role in training and arming the rebels believed to have shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Thursday, killing all 298 on board.<p>Putin said Russia was doing everything possible to …

The NSA Shared Sexually Explicit Photographs, Says Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, claims that “incredibly weak” oversight of U.S. surveillance programs …

Surveillance

One Crucial Party Has Disappeared From Snowden's Story

At the time, WikiLeaks was paying for Snowden's plane tickets, lodging, and legal counsel while acting as a "go-between" to deliver Snowden's messages and requests to "officials and governments."<p>But to hear Snowden tell the story now, one wouldn't know that WikiLeaks advised him to fly to Russia on …

Bereaved father's open letter to Vladimir Putin: Many thanks, my life is ruined

Dutch father who lost his only child writes to Vladimir Putin to give a detailed account of the 17-year-old's life plans<p>A Dutch man who lost his only child on MH17 has written a letter to "Mr Putin" and outlined the life that his 17-year-old daughter planned to lead.<p>Hans de Borst, whose daughter …

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 …

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people, wound 39, officials say

Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.<p>In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained down on Shiite …