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  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among 298 killed on Malaysian jet

    A prominent AIDS researcher and others en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are among the victims in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. All 298 aboard Malaysia Airlines...
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy
    Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity. The crash of...
  • Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral

    Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Thursday, one reported passenger's final Facebook post went viral -- and it might give you chills. According to the Huffington Post, Dutch passenger Cor Pan reportedly posted a photo of the ...
  • Malaysia's airplane nightmare repeats in Ukraine

    Malaysia's airplane nightmare repeats in Ukraine
    News of the crash of Flight MH17 first reached Malaysia through social media around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the first reaction of many was simple and predictable: how could this happen again? After all, it’s only been four months since...
  • Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash

    Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash
    An Indiana University student from Amsterdam was among those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine, killing all on board, the school said in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department of the...
  • Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash

    Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash
    An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in chemistry at the university and an avid rower who once competed on the...
  • U.S. investigators head to Ukraine to study Malaysia Airlines crash

    The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air...
  • Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim

    Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim
    President Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a...
  • Public donates to 2 sisters and their mom, all widowed in plane crash

    Public donates to 2 sisters and their mom, all widowed in plane crash
    More than $50,000 has been donated to two pregnant sisters and their mother who were all widowed when their husbands were killed in a plane crash earlier this month near Lake Elsinore. The donation -- made possible through a Go Fund Me page created...