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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits in an aircraft cockpit the Progress State Research and Production Space Centre (also known as TsSKB-Progress) in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014.  AP

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine’s east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

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A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

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President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

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Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and agreed to hand over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israeli mood turns dark as casualties mount

Israelis take cover as a siren sounds during a rocket attack fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, July 21, 2014. Over the weekend, the first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price, killing scores of Palestinians and more than a dozen Israeli soldiers. In Israel, a country where military service is mandatory for most citizens, military losses are considered every bit as tragic as civilian ones. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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