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  • Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home

    Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home
    People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month. Malaysian...
  • Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come home

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed...
  • Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights over security fears

    TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya on Thursday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups...
  • As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

    As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet
    NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar. The satellite's oblong orbit around...
  • Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters...
  • Top Guatemalan general killed in air crash near Mexico border

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A top Guatemalan general and four other officers were killed on Wednesday when the helicopter they were in crashed near the country's northern border with Mexico, Guatemala's government said. Chief of the Defense Staff...
  • Two dead in helicopter crash in Alabama

    (Reuters) - Two people died when a helicopter crashed on Tuesday during a flight to inspect power lines in rural western Alabama, authorities said. The helicopter was being used to monitor high-voltage power lines in a remote area about 30 miles west...
  • Small-plane pilot killed in crash miles from Bay Area airport

    Small-plane pilot killed in crash miles from Bay Area airport
    A pilot was killed after his small plane crashed near the Bay Area city of Novato, officials said Tuesday. The wreckage of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was discovered early Tuesday after it sparked a small brush fire seven miles west of Gnoss...
  • Florida lawyer among dead in Bahamas plane crash

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A small plane crash in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday killed Ormond Beach lawyer R. Michael Kennedy, who worked for a travel services company, according to a Florida newspaper. Kennedy's brother told the Daytona...
  • 4 reported dead after small plane from Florida crashes off Grand Bahama

    After a Cessna that departed Florida on Monday morning crashed off Grand Bahama island, the U.S. Coast Guard said it assisted Bahamian authorities with the search. The plane, with four aboard, left Ormond Beach and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean at 11:30...
  • Iran embraces al-Maliki replacement as succession tensions ease in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Iran joined the United States on Tuesday in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to be Iraq's next prime minister, denying support to defiant incumbent Nouri al-Maliki's bid to retain power. Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni...