July 22nd, 2014

World News

Russians fed steady diet of conspiracy theories in media about Malaysia Airlines crash

By Laura Mills, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

MOSCOW – An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine’s east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. Russian news consumers are getting plenty of explanations for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed 298 people. While they ... Read More »

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Remains of Malaysia Airlines victims reach Ukraine-held city; Europe mulls more sanctions

By Sergei Chuzavkov And John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

KHARKIV, Ukraine – Bodies of those killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash reached Ukrainian government-controlled territory Tuesday, leaving a war zone en route to the Netherlands after delays and haphazard treatment that put pressure on European foreign ministers to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia. The crash site itself, in farmland held by the pro-Russian ... Read More »

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Appeals court decision threatens health law subsidies in 36 states served by federal exchange

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

WASHINGTON – A US appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law, ... Read More »

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11 parents of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls die from attacks and stress; hometown is besieged

By Michelle Faul, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria – Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven ... Read More »

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Israeli PM says international community must hold Hamas accountable for rejecting cease-fires

By Tia Goldenberg And Karin Laub, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the international community must hold Hamas accountable for rejecting multiple cease-fire offers and continuing its attacks against Israeli civilians. Speaking alongside visiting U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon, Benjamin Netanyahu says Tuesday Hamas is “like al-Qaida” and it must be dealt with accordingly... Read More »

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Parents of abducted Chibok girls, escapees meet Nigeria’s president

By Bashir Adigun And Michelle Faul, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria – President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with many parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. Tuesday’s meeting comes after some had refused to meet Nigeria’s leader last week. For months the parents have been asking to see ... Read More »

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ virtual reality experience coming to Comic-Con

By Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. Fox has created an “X-Men”-themed virtual reality stunt especially for the pop-culture convention, which kicks off Thursday in San Diego. The interactive experience uses the Oculus Rift VR headset to simulate the fictional Cerebro technology used to ... Read More »

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Protesters at Russian Embassy in Malaysia call for justice for victims of downed plane

By Satish Cheney, The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Protesters marched on the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, waving placards and demanding justice for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week. Several hundred people chanted “We want justice” and demanded that authorities catch whoever was responsible for downing Flight 17 in ... Read More »

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Dutch prime minister: Government expects to have 1st bodies of Ukraine victims home Wednesday

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Dutch prime minister says his government aims to have the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 back in the Netherlands on Wednesday. Mark Rutte said Tuesday that a plane is ready to bring the first remains back from the Ukrainian government-controlled town of Kharkiv, where ... Read More »

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Parents of abducted Chibok girls and escapees from Boko Haram meet Nigerian leader

By The Associated Press on July 22nd, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria – President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists. Tuesday’s meeting comes after some had refused to meet Nigeria’s leader last week. For months the parents have been asking to see the president and he finally agreed ... Read More »

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