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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed ne [...]

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Dutch mourn as first Malaysian Air bodies arrive in Netherlands

The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger.

Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast in memory of the 298 peo [...]

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European Union to look at financial services, defense, energy in Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers have asked the European Commission to look at Russian defense, energy and financial services sectors when considering new sanctions against Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Forei [...]

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U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines , American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified. [...]

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Courts conflict on Obama health law’s subsidies

WASHINGTON — Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that ha [...]

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Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of obstructing justice

By Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering, Reuters

A U.S. jury on Monday found a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts by removing a backpack containing fireworks shells from th [...]

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Bodies leave Ukraine crash site, easing sanctions pressure

By Anton Zverev and Peter Graff, Reuters

A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the le [...]

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Harkin doesn’t want U.S. to act alone in response to Malaysaia Airlines crash

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Friday that the United States should not act alone in the wake of an apparent missile strike that caused the Thursday crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

“When we find all the information out, the Unit [...]

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Israeli prime minister orders ground offensive in Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said.

Reuters witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery a [...]

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Malaysian passenger plane shot down in Ukraine near Russian border

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