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Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17

UNITED NATIONS - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine. | Video

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Islamic State claims car bomb in Yemen capital, four dead

DUBAI - A car bomb exploded outside an Ismaili mosque in Yemen's war-damaged capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing four people and wounding six, health authorities and a security source said.

Yemen 4:41pm EDT

U.N. mediator proposes Syria working groups on roadmap to peace

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations mediator in Syria's conflict on Wednesday proposed inviting warring parties to take part in four U.N.-led working groups on how to implement a roadmap to peace, since the groups were not ready to hold formal peace talks.

United Nations, Syria 2:33pm EDT

Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on Kurdish group

ISTANBUL - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible. | Video

Iraq 7:56pm EDT

Syrian jets bombard plain after rebel attack: monitor

BEIRUT - The Syrian air force bombarded a plain in the northwest of the country, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday, after insurgents launched an offensive to advance deeper into government-held areas vital to President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria 4:27pm EDT

Pressed by left, Greece's Tsipras vows 'thus far and no further'

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his left-wing Syriza party, said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit this month. | Video

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