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Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Ukraine said its troops had taken more territory from pro-Russian rebels near the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, as international investigators said fighting was preventing them reaching the crash location.

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Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine crash site

SYDNEY - A joint Australian-Dutch probe team will renew efforts on Monday to gain access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, Australian Federal Police said, after fierce fighting kept them away the previous day.

South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry

ANSAN South Korea - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

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Family of five found shot dead in Maine home: police

BOSTON - Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans' funding bill

WASHINGTON - A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen said on Sunday.

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Foreign buyers fuel concerns amid Miami luxury condo boom

MIAMI - As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive to lure wealthy international buyers with brand name towers and lavish amenities, there are signs Miami’s latest condo boom has begun to slow and a possible oversupply could temper record prices.

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More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. | Video