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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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UN vote on Israel caps combative year for U.S. on world stage

International | Plus, WORLD’s senior editor picks the top 10 Globe Trot stories of 2017
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/22/17, 04:59 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Eight countries joined the United States in voting against a resolution to condemn it for its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel—a combative chapter closing a combative year for the United States on the world stage. In the vote, 35 countries abstained, including leading U.S. allies Canada and Australia, and 128 voted in favor, including most European nations and Great Britain.

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New York City truck attack patterned after ISIS instructions

International | Driver’s actions mimicked vehicle attacks on pedestrians in Europe
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/01/17, 02:17 pm

UNITED STATES: An Uber driver turned terrorist truck driver on Tuesday plowed into pedestrians and cyclists—killing eight and wounding at least 11—along a lower Manhattan park beautified in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

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