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Warhead from eastern Ukraine brought down MH17

[Breaking news update posted at 7:54 a.m. ET]

(CNN) -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 "crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane," Dutch Safety Board chairman Tjibbe Joustra told reporters Tuesday.

Joustra said the warhead…


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U.S., Russia add more firepower in Syria

The Syrian civil war is turning into a proxy war between the United States and Russia, with each side fueling the conflict with more firepower.

In the latest maneuver, the U.S. sent 50 tons of ammunition to rebels trying to topple President Bashar…


Suit targets designers of CIA torture program

Two psychologists who designed and helped oversee the CIA's harsh interrogation program are now facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of three former CIA prisoners who allegedly were tortured at "black site," or secret prisons.


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Massive merger unites 9 of world's top 20 beers

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy its main rival SABMiller for £68 billion ($104 billion), creating a super brewery with sales of $55 billion.


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Multiple attacks rock Jerusalem

Faced with escalating violence, including at least five fresh attacks Tuesday, Israel is considering new security measures, including making its easier for Israelis to buy firearms.

Gilad Erdan, minister of public security, was contemplating a…


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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders face off

The shadow boxing that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have played at for months -- they've barely mentioned each other on the campaign trail -- will give way to more direct jabs Tuesday night.

That's when the two rivals line up on stage at the…


Obama plans on active role in 2016 election

After a weekend of glitzy West Coast celebrity fundraisers starring Kanye West, Jamie Foxx and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, President Barack Obama has no intention of staying on the political sidelines during the 2016 campaign.

In fact, White…


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Why is Tokyo the world's greatest food city?

When it comes to global culinary centers of excellence, one city stands head and shoulders above the rest -- Tokyo.

The Japanese capital's got a mind-blowing 226 Michelin-starred restaurants, leaving it light-years ahead of its nearest rival, Paris,…


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Did the NFL kill Twitter accounts for Deadspin, SB Nation?

Twitter accounts for two sports websites were suspended Monday after the NFL and other groups filed a number of complaints under a copyright law.

The complaints, sent to Twitter, alleged certain tweets by @Deadspin and @SBNationGIF violated copyright…


Tokyo slams UNESCO in Nanjing massacre row

UNESCO, a top United Nations agency, has added Nanjing Massacre historical documents to its Memory of the World Register, a move welcomed by Beijing but slammed by Tokyo.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga said it was considering…


U.S. Department of State

Iranian lawmakers approve nuclear deal

The Iranian parliament has given its approval to the deal Tehran reached with world powers over its nuclear program, state media reported.

Lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday allowing the Iranian government to implement the agreement, with 161 voting…


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