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Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.
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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.
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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

In an interview with NPR, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before the conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. It's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.
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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.
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As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch

The West Bank and Gaza are less than 40 miles apart, and many Palestinians have ties to both places. Yet the current fighting has made it even harder than usual to stay in touch, let alone visit.
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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.
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Obama Adviser: Civilian Toll In Mideast Makes Cease-Fire Critical

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.
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5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal

Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers.
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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.
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Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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