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Officials: Rebels hinder effort to recover bodies from MH17 crash site

The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown is expected to be completed by Saturday, the Dutch prime minister said Thursday.<p>Two military cargo planes landed in the Netherlands with dozens of coffins Thursday evening, a day after …

Palestinians say they were waiting to evacuate when UN shelter was hit

It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war.<p>Hundreds of people were crammed into a United Nations-run elementary school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday when the converted shelter was hit by a series of explosions. At least 15 people were killed and more than 120 injured, …

Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinian demonstrators in West Bank protest

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed three Palestinian protesters and wounded about 100 on Thursday in confrontations with several thousand people demonstrating in the occupied West Bank against a 17-day-old Israeli offensive in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said.<p>AFP reported that one of …

MERS may be airborne, scientists say

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio.<p>There have been 836 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection since its first appearance in 2012, according to the latest …

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of …

Israeli shelling rocks Gaza; Palestinian toll tops 500

Israeli forces pummeled Gaza Strip towns with airstrikes and artillery Monday, pushing the Palestinian death toll in two weeks of fighting well past 500 and sending civilians streaming from their homes, many with little more than the clothes they were wearing.<p>The Israeli military reported seven of …