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Flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine 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 July 2014 crash that killed all 298 people on board. | Video

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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.

Afghanistan 9:30am EDT

Yemeni port says first ship in weeks arrives, Saudi denies hampering aid by sea

DUBAI - Officials at Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeidah said the first ship to dock there in three weeks arrived on Tuesday, carrying desperately needed fuel, as Saudi Arabia denied it was obstructing aid supplies heading for Yemen by sea.

United Nations 9:36am EDT

Germany extends border controls in face of refugee influx

BERLIN - Germany has extended controls along its borders until the end of October as refugees continue to stream in, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Migrant Crisis 9:05am 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

Myanmar may postpone landmark November poll due to floods

YANGON - Myanmar's election commission and the country's biggest political parties on Tuesday discussed postponing a historic general election less than a month before the ballot after the worst flooding in decades disrupted preparations.

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