Flight MH17 shot down by Russian-built Buk missile, Dutch report says

GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded on Tuesday in its final report on the crash in July 2014 that killed all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch. | Video

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Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria

ANKARA - Turkey has warned the United States and Russia it will not tolerate Kurdish territorial gains by Kurdish militia close to its frontiers in north-western Syria, two senior officials said.

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Palestinian 'Day of Rage' attacks kill three: Israeli police

JERUSALEM - Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a "Day of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups. | Video

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Twitter announces layoffs as CEO Dorsey looks to revive growth

- Twitter Inc will lay off up to 336 employees, or about 8 percent of its workforce, as co-founder Jack Dorsey readies to revive growth in the microblogging service provider's user base in his second stint as chief executive.

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Taliban pull back from Kunduz as fighting flares on southern highway

KABUL - The Taliban said they were pulling back in the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday in order to protect civilians, but fighting continued elsewhere in the country with government troops battling to reopen the main highway south of the capital Kabul.

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VW looks to cutbacks and electric cars to overcome scandal

BERLIN - Volkswagen will cut investment plans at its biggest division by 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) a year and step up development of electric vehicles, it said on Tuesday, as it battles to cope with the fallout from its cheating of diesel emissions tests. | Video

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Baltimore court mulls statements' admissibility in black man's death

BALTIMORE - Defense attorneys and prosecutors clashed on Tuesday over statements by Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man who died from an injury in police custody, an incident that triggered protests and rioting.


Iran parliament approves nuclear deal bill in victory for Rouhani

DUBAI - Iran's conservative-dominated parliament passed a bill on Tuesday approving its nuclear deal with world powers, signaling victory for the government over hardline opponents who worry the accord opens a door to wider rapprochement with the West.