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Transasia airlinesTransAsia Airways plane crashes in Penghu on emergency landing, reports of 51 dead, 7 injured.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:47:36 -0400
Koch bros.-funded hackathon seeks to close gap with Democrats

Reboot HackathonKoch brothers-funded techfest seeks to connect conservative Silicon Valley coders with D.C. politicos.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:57:22 -0400
Ukraine defense ministry: pro-Russian rebels shoot down 2 jets

A Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jetPro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region where a memorial marks ambushes by the Soviet army on occupying Nazis during World War Two. Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the separatists had brought down one plane and that the pilot had ejected. Fierce fighting raged near the rebels' two main centres in Donetsk and nearby Luhansk, where they have been pushed back by Ukrainian government forces, who have taken control of villages and suburbs around the cities.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:15:23 -0400
Airlines extend suspensions of Tel Aviv flights

The plane with the players of German national soccer team arrives at Tegel airport in Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Germanys World Cup-winning team has returned home from Brazil, to celebrate the countrys fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The teams Boeing 747 touched down at Berlins Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the fan mile in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate. Instead of Lufthansa, Fanhansa is written on the plane. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is extending a suspension of flights to Israel for another 24 hours, to include Thursday, saying there was not enough new information as to the situation there to justify resuming flights. Lufthansa and other major U.S. and European airlines had suspended flights for Tuesday and Wednesday as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. [ID:nL2N0PX1CB] The suspension affects all flights carried out by Lufthansa Group airlines - Lufthansa, Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines. ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:44:04 -0400
Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass.One of the last questions in the tragedy may be solved.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:14:16 -0400
South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

A boy ties a yellow ribbon dedicated to the missing and dead passengers of the sunken passenger ship Sewol, on a wire at Seoul City Hall PlazaMore details emerge about the suspect's final days.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:29:34 -0400
Koch Brother-related dilemma faces black colleges

Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College FundAmerica's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:12:32 -0400
Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Kerry is meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as efforts for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel continues. (AP Photo/Pool)The top U.S. diplomat arrives in Israel to push for a truce deal in the warring Gaza Strip.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:12:02 -0400
Dutch await first MH17 bodies as nation mourns

The national flag of the Netherlands is flown at half staff at the town hall in EindhovenThe Netherlands on Wednesday anxiously awaited the much-delayed return of the first bodies from flight MH17, declaring an exceptional day of mourning for the 298 dead, 193 of them Dutch. In a reminder of the ongoing war that is hampering recovery and investigation efforts, the Ukrainian military said that two of its fighter jets had been shot down Wednesday, possibly close to the Boeing's crash site. Dutch and Australian planes carrying a total of 40 bodies were expected to arrive at Eindhoven in the south of the country at around 1350 GMT, almost a week after the Malaysia Airlines 777 was shot down over rebel-held Ukraine. The Netherlands has been united in grief and growing anger because of delays in getting bodies home and over the way pro-Russian separatists have treated the crash site, bodies and personal possessions.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:33:19 -0400
Wrecked Costa Concordia begins final voyage

Tugboats move the cruise liner Costa Concordia anticlockwise during the refloat operation maneuvers at Giglio IslandItaly's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise liner embarked on its last voyage on Wednesday, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history. Sunshine streamed down on the Mediterranean bay where hundreds of onlookers watched as the final cable attaching ship to shore was cut, finally severing ties between the island of Giglio and the ship two and a half years after its capsize claimed 32 lives. "Today, Giglio is once again ours," a local man, visibly relieved to see the back of the Concordia, told AFP. The rusting liner, roughly twice the size of the Titanic and now hoisted afloat by massive air chambers, will be tugged to the port of Genoa in northwest Italy, where it will be dismantled and scrapped.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:20:58 -0400
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