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A Malaysian air crash investigator holds a bag at a crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the village of Rozsypne, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)U.S. officials say flight was likely mistakenly downed by missile fired by Russian-backed separatists.


2014-07-22 15:09:04 -0600

Iraqi soldiers chant slogans during an intensive security deployment in Samarra, north of BaghdadA suicide car bomb explosion ripped through a police checkpoint in Baghdad Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said. The suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at an entrance to the northwestern neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, a police colonel and an interior ministry official said. At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded, said police and medical sources, who both gave figures higher than 40 for the number of wounded. The predominantly Shiite neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah lies across the Tigris river from the mainly Sunni district of Adhamiyah and is frequently targeted when sectarian tension in the country is high.


2014-07-22 15:53:14 -0600

White flags appear atop Brooklyn BridgeOvernight, someone climbed to the top of both the Brooklyn Bridge's two 273-foot towers. According to officials, the American flags are hung by specially trained workers in the Department of Transportation. At the least police are folding up the Brooklyn Bridge white surrender flag in a respectful manner. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced an award for any information about the mysterious flags.


2014-07-22 14:27:23 -0600