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Durable truce must lead to lifting Gaza blockade: Hamas chiefKhaled Meshaal has taken pains to disassociate his organization from James Foley's militant killers.


2014-08-22 15:09:20 -0600

People place flowers under near photographs of MH17 victims on August 17, 2014 during a memorial service in Hilversum, NetherlandsForensic experts have identified 46 additional victims of the downed MH17 flight, bringing to 173 the total number of passengers killed whose identity has been verified, the Dutch justice ministry said Friday. "Among the 46 victims, 26 were of Dutch nationality," the ministry said in a statement. "The relatives of victims have been informed," it said, adding that the nationalities of non-Dutch fatalities would remain private "at the request of these countries' embassies". The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 exploded over insurgent-held east Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 on board, with the West accusing Russia-backed separatists of shooting it down and Moscow blaming Kiev.


2014-08-22 13:28:39 -0600

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGETwo central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."


2014-08-22 15:53:10 -0600