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MH17: Plane probably shot down 'by mistake'

MH17: Plane probably shot down 'by mistake'

The US government believes pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight.

Indonesian president-elect calls for unity after election

Indonesian president-elect calls for unity after election

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.

No safe place for civilians in Gaza: UN

No safe place for civilians in Gaza: UN

Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations says.

MH17: Bodies reach Ukraine city

MH17: Bodies reach Ukraine city

A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death

China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week.

Taiwan battens down as second typhoon threatens region

Taiwan battens down as second typhoon threatens region

The Taiwan military is collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

MH17: Bodies, black boxes handed over

MH17: Bodies, black boxes handed over

The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

Royals to mark Prince George's first birthday

Royals to mark Prince George's first birthday

He has graced the cover of Vanity Fair, charmed world leaders on jetsetting tours, is already a national fashion icon - and he is about to celebrate his first birthday.

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