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Malaysia checking four names on missing flight: minister

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian investigators are checking the identity of four passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, but have not yet determined if the plane was downed by an attack, the country's transport minister said on Sunday

U.S. sends team to investigate Malaysia Airlines crash

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Saturday it has dispatched a team to Asia to help investigate the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet early Saturday that is presumed to have claimed 239 lives.

Malaysia Airlines says 'fearing the worst' for missing jet

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday it now feared the worst for its missing plane carrying 239 people, more than a day after it went missing, and was working with a U.S. company that specializes in disaster recovery.

Warning shots fired to turn monitors back from Crimea

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine Shots were fired in Crimea to warn off an unarmed international team of monitors and at a Ukrainian observation plane, as the standoff between occupying Russian forces and besieged Ukrainian troops intensified.

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Obama to expand national monument on California coast: White House

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will expand a national monument in California this week to add about 1,665 acres of Pacific shoreline, the White House said on Saturday.