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  • Dutch, Ukrainians, Australians mark year since MH17 downing story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 11:43 am

    NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands - Her voice cracking with emotion, Asmaa Aljuned delivered a parting message Friday that her late husband never got to tell passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 a year ago.

  • A year later, MH17 relatives grieve, wait for answers 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 2:29 am

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - On their son Bryce's birthday this year, Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand and her husband Rob went to a Dutch air base, watched pall bearers solemnly unload seven coffins from a military cargo plane and wondered if they contained parts of the remains of Bryce or his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers.

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.

  • Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 1:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.