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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart
A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.
Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version
Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event ? but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.
The Polish Case For Tougher Russia Sanctions
In the wake of the Malaysian airliner's downing, many Europeans are now calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. Among them is Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, who explains to Robert Siegel why the West should ratchet up sanctions.
In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire
Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights
U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
Amid CAR's Bloodshed, Thousands Dead And Little Help For The Living
Sectarian violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic just over a year ago. According to Sylvain Groulx of Doctors Without Borders, the conflict's casualty count is staggering: One in three families there have lost at least one family member.
In A Crowded Gaza, A Growing Sense That Nowhere Is Safe
Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians ? mostly civilians ? and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola
The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.
FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv
The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.
Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?
As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.
U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death
Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."
The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues ? But Not The Ones You'd Think
Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.
Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows
The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.
Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia
Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.




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Inside rebel tunnels in Homs
A network of tunnels and sophisticated bomb making factories found in Homs. Fred Pleitgen reports.
Voices from Ukraine
As militant forces take over government buildings in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian and Pro-Ukrainian protesters are on conflicting sides.
Water dries up ahead of World Cup
Could drought bring water and power rationing during Brazil World Cup? Shasta Darlington reports.
Who's your hero? Nominate them
They're your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues, your parents.
Soccer fans as an army for good
More than any single soccer player, the fans have taken center stage during the World Cup.
Taking autistic kids to ball game
For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.
A bodybuilder with a big heart
Ned Norton was working as a fitness trainer for Olympic athletes and bodybuilders when a young man with a spinal cord injury asked him for help.
Helping grieving kids heal
At just 7 years old, Kyron Chase is facing the unimaginable: His father was murdered.
From amputee to adventurer
As a teenager, Alli Morgan lived for sports. She was a cyclist and a climber, and she played on her high school's softball and field hockey teams.
New life for boy tied to bus stop
Just a few weeks ago, a young boy tied to a bus stop in Mumbai barely received a glance from passersby oblivious to his plight.
43 dead in China bus crash
A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking a fiery explosion that left 26 people dead, state media reported.
Dozens hurt in Pakistan blast
Two people were killed when an explosive was detonated in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday, police said.
Watch landmark Cold War series
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