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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.
Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday, the government said.
U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.
Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russian leaders reacted angrily Thursday to President Barack Obama's decision to slap further sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms and defense companies over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

At least three mortars were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Thursday morning about two hours into a temporary lull in hostilities to allow humanitarian supplies into the area.
A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

Special to CNN Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.
Assange detention order remains in place

Assange detention order remains in place

 A Swedish judge has ruled that a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over alleged sexual assault should remain in place.