Tragedy
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Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/24/18, 11:16 am

An international team of investigators said Thursday they are sure the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 came from a Russia-based military unit. The Boeing 777 passenger jet went down en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, killing all 298 passengers and crew members. Investigators have traced the missile to the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft brigade based in the city of Kursk.

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Nazarene pastors among the dead in Cuban plane crash

by Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 5/19/18, 06:13 pm

UPDATE: A group of pastors and their spouses from the Church of the Nazarene in Cuba were among the 113 on board a Boeing 737 plane that crashed after takeoff Friday in Havana. Cuban Transportation Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez said 110 passengers and crew members died in the crash with three women survivors remaining in critical condition, updating earlier reports. He also said investigators had recovered the jet’s black box voice recorder.

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School bus crash kills two, injures dozens

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/17/18, 05:09 pm

A bus full of middle schoolers on a field trip collided with a dump truck Thursday on Interstate 80 in New Jersey, killing a teacher and a student and injuring dozens of others. Forty-five people were on the bus traveling from East Brook Middle School in Mount Olive, N.J., to Waterloo Village, the historic site of a Lenape Indian community. Authorities have not disclosed the cause of the crash but said 43 people and the dump truck driver were taken to nearby hospitals. The school bus was equipped with seatbelts.

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