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The day a jetliner was shot down

A Malaysian plane carrying 298 people tumbled from the sky, onto land claimed by two nations.

Kerry’s task harder than with past Middle East truces

Dizzying complications stand in the way of a Gaza cease-fire this time around.

Violence spreads across West Bank as Gaza war drags on

At least five Palestinian protesters were reported killed in clashes with Israeli security forces.

Ukraine’s parliament adjourns amid political turmoil

The refusal to accept the resignation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk creates uncertainty at a critical time.

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Once silenced by Taliban, Pashtun poets revive their craft

The 700,000 Pakistani refugees who fled a military operation are discovering a freer, but difficult, life.

Iran confirms arrest of Post correspondent in Tehran

The chief prosecutor in Tehran gave no reason for the detention of Jason Rezaian, his Iranian wife and two American photojournalists.

In China, propaganda is elevating Xi’s stature to new highs

In China, propaganda is elevating Xi’s stature to new highs

A study shows state media are promoting the president with an intensity unseen since the Mao era.

Ukraine’s prime minister resigns as coalition falls apart

Ukraine’s prime minister resigns as coalition falls apart

The government turmoil comes about as intense battles continue in the eastern part of the country.

U.S. could do more to intercept militants, Pakistan says

A Pakistani official says U.S. forces in Afghanistan should ‘not permit these people to disappear.’

Gaza conflict sparks massive protests in West Bank

Gaza conflict sparks massive protests in West Bank

Thousands of Palestinian protesters clash with police after attack on Gaza school killed 16 people.

Post reporter appears to have been detained in Iran

Post reporter appears to have been detained in Iran

It is unclear who may have detained Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian and three others, paper says.

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Himalayan death tolls

Since 1950, around 25,000 summit climbs have been attempted on peaks in the Himalayas with more than 900 people dying in the attempt.

2009: A Rwanda homecoming

Former rebels and their families return after 15 years in Congo.

Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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Wounded victims of U.N. school shelling arrive at hospital

Wounded victims of U.N. school shelling arrive at hospital

Editor’s Note: This video contains graphic content. At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded when a U.N.-run school in Gaza sheltering Palestinian evacuees came under shelling on Thursday.
FAA lifts flight ban but Gaza fighting rages on

FAA lifts flight ban but Gaza fighting rages on

Israeli tanks and warplanes slammed Gaza on Thursday, as Hamas stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade, despite U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.
Families travel to Taiwan crash site

Families travel to Taiwan crash site

After a jet carrying 58 people crashed into a residential area in Taiwan’s Penghu Island, family members of victims were flying on Thursday to the small Taiwanese island.
Plane leaves Ukraine with more bodies of crash victims

Plane leaves Ukraine with more bodies of crash victims

A Dutch police spokewoman said 74 coffins are leaving Ukraine, destined for Eindhoven on Thursday. Esther Naber said it’s impossible to say if all bodies will be recovered and identified.
Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people that disappeared from radar en route to Algeria on Thursday was found in Mali, 80 miles north of Burkina Faso.
Israel mulls cease-fire amid Gaza offensive

Israel mulls cease-fire amid Gaza offensive

Israel's security cabinet meets on Friday. A top Israeli official says cease-fire efforts and the possibility of expanding the Gaza offensive are both on the table.
Ukrainians flee Donetsk

Ukrainians flee Donetsk

Three days after fighting resumed between separatists and the Ukrainian army, residents of the eastern rebel-held city of Donetsk continue to leave.
Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv

Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Israel on Wednesday, to push for a cease-fire to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Typhoon Matmo brings heavy wind, rain to Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo brings heavy wind, rain to Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, damaging homes and property with strong winds and relentless rain.
Diplomatic push intensifies for cease-fire in Gaza

Diplomatic push intensifies for cease-fire in Gaza

Secretary of State John Kerry met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday as part of a multi-national effort to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
Bodies of MH17 victims leave Ukraine

Bodies of MH17 victims leave Ukraine

Ukraine held a departure ceremony before putting the bodies of Malayia Airlines Flight MH17 victims on a plane to be flown to the Netherlands. Most of those killed were Dutch citizens.
Flight to Tel Aviv from U.S. diverted to Paris

Flight to Tel Aviv from U.S. diverted to Paris

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York headed for Tel Aviv in Israel was diverted to Paris on Tuesday.
Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying the bodies of 40 victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 landed in the Netherlands on Wednesday. The identities of the victims have yet to be identified.
MH17 remains leave war zone

MH17 remains leave war zone

A train arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday morning, carrying bodies of those passengers who perished on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. The bodies are execpted to go on to Amsterdam.
Recording may show attempt at MH17 coverup

Recording may show attempt at MH17 coverup

Phone conversations intercepted by the Ukrainian Security Service allegedly reveal pro-Russian rebels attempting to conceal evidence related to the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Bill Clinton: ‘AIDS-free generation within our reach’

Bill Clinton: ‘AIDS-free generation within our reach’

Former president Bill Clinton spoke at the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne on Wednesday.

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Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

Taiwan, China feel tropical storm Matmo’s strength

Floodwaters strand commuters as heavy rains and winds batter eastern China.

Gaza violence triggers protests worldwide

Activists on both sides come out as fighting continues to engulf the region.

Best news photos of the week

Images from the Gaza conflict, Malaysia Airlines crash, Typhoon Matmo and more top photography this week.

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Photos of the day

A Croatian underwater park, Comic-Con, giant puppets, intensifying Gaza conflict and more.

Visitors center tells the story of King Richard III

The center, at the site in Leicester, England, where his remains were discovered, will open July 26.

Mourning victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash

People around the world gather to grieve for those who died when the plane was shot down above eastern Ukraine.

Shells hit U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees in Gaza Strip

The school came under shelling on Thursday, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than 100 wounded.

Photos of the day

Commonwealth Games, ketchup bottle-shaped water tower, Wyoming’s Natural Trap cave and more.

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

Picking up the pieces from Flight 17

As volunteers combed the crash site for bodies and debris, friends and family members tried to cope with their loss.

The chef who put Peruvian cuisine on the map

With a swelling franchise of 44 international restaurants, Gastón Acurio has made the varied food of Peru its proudest export.

Death toll rises as Gaza fighting intensifies

The number of fatalities in clashes between Israel, Hamas rises above 675 as the conflict enters its third week.

Plane crashes in Taiwan; 47 trapped, feared dead

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday.

Photos of the day

Slacklining over Bangkok, U.S. Border Patrol, Mont-Saint-Michel’s new walkway and more.