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Defence Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country

KYIV, Ukraine - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defence Ministry....

posted: July 23,2014

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Top US diplomat pushes for cease-fire as Gaza families flee heavy fighting in south

GAZA, Palestine - Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis....

Nazi war crimes suspect, 89, dies hours before US judge grants extradition to Germany

PHILADELPHIA - An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial....

Plane crashes while landing in storm at Taiwan airport, killing 47

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground....

Defence lawyers in Colorado theatre shootings question reliability of firearms analysis

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Defence attorneys in the Colorado theatre shootings are attacking the reliability of firearms analysis, saying it's subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy....

US Air Force base on lockdown amid reports of suspicious person; base gates closed

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual....

US proposes tougher tank car rules, other standards to prevent oil train fires

WASHINGTON - Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under U.S. regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil...

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