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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.

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Taliban say pulling back from center of Kunduz but can return

KABUL - The Afghan Taliban said they were withdrawing from the center of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday in order to protect civilians.

7:49am 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.

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.

China 7:24am EDT

EU election observers say Guinea's presidential vote was valid

CONAKRY - Guinea's presidential election was valid despite some logistical difficulties, observers from the European Union said on Tuesday in an apparent boost for a vote expected to return President Alpha Conde to another five year term.

7:53am 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

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