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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.

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.

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

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

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European court finds Poland complicit in CIA ‘torture’

European court finds Poland complicit in CIA ‘torture’

The human rights court says that Poland facilitated the creation of a secret prison on its territory.

Veteran Kurdish politician elected president of Iraq

The vote in the Iraqi parliament precedes a thornier decision on the role of prime minister.

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar in west Africa; 116 on board

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar in west Africa; 116 on board

MD-83 was missing for hours before the news was made public.

Iraqi Kurds want U.S. help to hold off Islamist extremists

Iraqi Kurds want U.S. help to hold off Islamist extremists

The Iraqi Kurds have kept Islamic State fighters at bay, but they say they’re desperate for weapons.

U.S. ramps up pressure on Israel over Gaza campaign

U.S. ramps up pressure on Israel over Gaza campaign

A flurry of U.S.-led diplomacy falls short of a deal from Israel or Palestinians to halt bloodshed.

Dutch mourn as remains of Flight 17 victims come home

Dutch mourn as remains of Flight 17 victims come home

Nation holds day of mourning with arrival of remains of some of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Effort for new government in Iraq on track, official says

Effort for new government in Iraq on track, official says

The administration’s point man spoke of an “ongoing process” that includes several initiatives.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

Taiwan, China feel tropical storm Matmo’s strength

Flood waters strand commuters as heavy rains and winds batter eastern China.

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.

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

Images released by U.S. intelligence on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Images and maps released by U.S. intelligence claim to show movements of a surface-to-air missile launcher, and Russian military activity in Ukraine.

Gaza violence triggers protests worldwide

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

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

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Black box recovered from Malaysian airliner, Malala Yousafzai at “Girl Summit,” U.S. immigration hunger strike and more.

Inside La Gran Familia

According to Mexican officials, a police raid freed six babies, 154 girls, 278 boys, 50 women and 109 men from the filthy shelter.