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Body bags at scene of Malaysia Airlines crash; Ukraine accuses rebels of looting

Body bags at scene of Malaysia Airlines crash; Ukraine accuses rebels of looting

Two days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in the war zone of eastern Ukraine, the grim task began of gathering the remains of some of the 298 victims of the disaster in body bags ready for removal.
British Open: Rory McIlroy six clear after three rounds

British Open: Rory McIlroy six clear after three rounds

The British Open is Rory McIlroy's to lose. On a day when the weather finally bared its teeth at Royal Liverpool after six hazy days of sunshine, so did the Northern Irishman.
2 killed, dozens injured by blast in southwest Pakistan

2 killed, dozens injured by blast in southwest Pakistan

Two people were killed when an explosive was detonated in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday, police said.
43 killed when van carrying flammable liquid hits bus in China

43 killed when van carrying flammable liquid hits bus in China

A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking an explosion that left 43 people dead, state media reported.
Multiple car bombs kill 16 in Iraq

Multiple car bombs kill 16 in Iraq

Car bombs tore through four Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad on Saturday, killing 16 people and wounding dozens, police said. One bomb exploded near a mosque and two were placed near commercial markets.

Dog's scent can help detect prostate cancer

It turns out dogs can be more than just man's best friend. Although not conclusive, growing evidence points researches in the direction that dogs are able to sniff out cancers.

MH17: Grief and mourning at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Deep red roses, waxy white lilies and bright, cheery sunflowers; as single blooms and in large bouquets, they pile up close to desk 29 at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Appeal court overturns Berlusconi convictions in underage sex case

 An Italian appeal court has overturned former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's convictions for sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power.
American student aboard Malaysia Airlines flight shot down

American student aboard Malaysia Airlines flight shot down

An Indiana University student was one of the passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down Thursday in eastern Ukraine, leaving no survivors.
Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" -- cities outfitted with high-tech communication capabilities -- across the country.
ISIS threatens Iraqi Christians in Mosul: Convert, pay taxes or die

ISIS threatens Iraqi Christians in Mosul: Convert, pay taxes or die

Extremists occupying large swaths of Iraq and Syria have issued a threat to Iraqi Christians in the city of Mosul to accept Islam, pay extra taxes to Islamic Sharia courts or face "death by the sword."
Israeli tanks roll into Gaza; Hamas warns of 'heavy price'

Israeli tanks roll into Gaza; Hamas warns of 'heavy price'

Deadly clashes broke out after Israeli tanks drove into Gaza and launched a ground operation that further escalates the conflict with Hamas.
Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday blasted the "terrorists" he blamed for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine a day earlier, with 298 people aboard.

Report: Egypt court hands down tough sentences in sexual assault cases

 An Egyptian court has given nine men sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting women near Cairo's Tahrir Square, according to state run newspaper al-Ahram.
McCain: 'Profound repercussions' if plane shot down

McCain: 'Profound repercussions' if plane shot down

 If the Malaysia airliner in Ukraine was shot down, then the United States will need to take action against the assailants, two Republican senators argued Thursday.