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  • Missile downs Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine; 298 aboard killed

    A Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile Thursday over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, apparently killing all 298 people on board and dramatically raising stakes in the conflict with the Kremlin-backed forces. U.S....
  • Asian Games talks between North, South Korea break down

    Asian Games talks between North, South Korea break down
    Talks over North Korea’s participation in the Asian Games in Incheon broke down Thursday over issues including who would foot the expenses of the athletes' and cheerleaders' visit to South Korea.   Thursday’s meeting took place in the...
  • Malaysian officials, airlines defend flight path of downed jet

    Malaysian officials, airlines defend flight path of downed jet
    A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. "The...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Putin's missing chance to escape a losing war

    President Vladimir Putin is missing a golden opportunity by not disowning the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Instead, as pro-Putin media and social network trolls invent increasingly fantastical versions of the downing of Malaysia Airlines...
  • Putin points finger at Ukraine in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    Putin points finger at Ukraine in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday again attempted to sidestep any blame in connection with last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet and demanded that international teams be ensured safe access to the crash site. "Everything should be done...
  • South Korea ferry tycoon's body identified

    South Korea ferry tycoon's body identified
    The body of South Korea's most wanted man, linked to the sinking of a ferry in April that killed 300 people, was identified more than a month after being found in an orchard, police said Tuesday, with his book and empty bottles of alcohol nearby. The...
  • Al Jazeera America excels in covering killings of Middle East teens

    Al Jazeera America excels in covering killings of Middle East teens
    The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region. Israel blamed Hamas and promised and delivered...
  • Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold

    Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold
    Government forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian rebels on Saturday, and Ukraine said its blue and yellow flag was flying again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A Reuters reporter saw a convoy of...
  • U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones

    U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones
    The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops. Media...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

    Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally...
  • In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30

    In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30
    Separatist gunmen attacked a Ukrainian military base with Russian-made Grad rockets, killing 19 troops and boosting the overnight death toll to about 30 in the latest flare-up of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian media and Ukrainian officials said...