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A boy ties a yellow ribbon dedicated to the missing and dead passengers of the sunken passenger ship Sewol, on a wire at Seoul City Hall PlazaMore details emerge about the suspect's final days.


2014-07-23 06:29:34 -0600

A Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jetPro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region where a memorial marks ambushes by the Soviet army on occupying Nazis during World War Two. Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the separatists had brought down one plane and that the pilot had ejected. Fierce fighting raged near the rebels' two main centres in Donetsk and nearby Luhansk, where they have been pushed back by Ukrainian government forces, who have taken control of villages and suburbs around the cities.


2014-07-23 06:15:23 -0600

The plane with the players of German national soccer team arrives at Tegel airport in Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home from Brazil, to celebrate the country’s fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team’s Boeing 747 touched down at Berlin’s Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the “fan mile” in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate. Instead of Lufthansa, Fanhansa is written on the plane. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is extending a suspension of flights to Israel for another 24 hours, to include Thursday, saying there was not enough new information as to the situation there to justify resuming flights. Lufthansa and other major U.S. and European airlines had suspended flights for Tuesday and Wednesday as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. [ID:nL2N0PX1CB] The suspension affects all flights carried out by Lufthansa Group airlines - Lufthansa, Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines. ...


2014-07-23 06:44:04 -0600