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Flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine by Russian-built missile, report concludes


GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands - Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board said on Tuesday in its final report on the July 2014 crash that killed all 298 aboard.

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.

Russia, World, Turkey, Syria 7:47am EDT

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.

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Russia says shelling of its embassy in Damascus act of terrorism


MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Moscow considered the shelling of its embassy in Damascus as a terrorist act, RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

World, United Nations 6:24am EDT

Iranian parliament passes bill approving nuclear deal


DUBAI - Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday supporting a nuclear deal with world powers, signaling a victory for the government over conservative opponents of the agreement and clearing the way for it to be implemented.

World, Davos, United Nations 4:05am EDT

Former senior China energy executive jailed for 20 years for graft

BEIJING - A court in central China on Tuesday jailed a former senior Chinese energy executive for 20 years on corruption charges, the latest official to fall in a sweeping anti-graft campaign linked to allies of disgraced security chief Zhou Yongkang.

World, China 7:24am EDT

Lake Chad's swampy borderlands a 'war zone,' U.N. agency says

GENEVA - The Islamist guerrillas of Boko Haram have made the swamplands of Lake Chad, where the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria meet, into a "war zone", the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations 7:46am EDT

Four killed in Bosnian mine collapse


KAKANJ, Bosnia - Four miners were killed and two injured early on Tuesday when a platform holding up the roof caved in on them in a mine in central Bosnia.

7:39am EDT

Dozens of Tunisian workers held by gunmen in Libya: families

TUNIS - Gunmen have kidnapped dozens of Tunisians in northwestern Libya to demand the release of a local Libyan official arrested in Tunisia this week, families and locals sources said on Tuesday.

Myanmar may postpone landmark November poll due to floods


YANGON - Myanmar's election commission summoned major political parties on Tuesday to discuss postponing a historic Nov. 8 general election due to the worst flooding to hit the country in decades, a government official and two politicians present said.