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Police visit to MH17 disaster site cancelled over reports of fighting A team of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine cancelled the trip Sunday after receiving reports of fighting in the area. | Jul 27, 2014 10:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. | Jul 27, 2014 10:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
First Nations shame federal government in Parliament Hill ceremony A traditional shaming ceremony held today on the steps of Parliament Hill is meant to challenge the federal government to renew its troubled relationship with First Nations, says a prominent West Coast artist. | Jul 27, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hamas declares 24-hour Gaza truce before Eid A humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip ended early Sunday and fighting resumed, but Hamas now says it will observe a 24-hour ceasefire to allow people to prepare for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. | Jul 27, 2014 05:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nigerian airports screen outside arrivals for deadly Ebola virus Nigerian health authorities race to stop the spread of Ebola after a man brought the deadly, highly contagious disease to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. | Jul 26, 2014 9:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Botched lethal injections renew execution methods debate in U.S. A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate in the United States over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one. | Jul 26, 2014 8:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Carjackers on the run after crash kills 3 kids at church fundraiser Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their Philadelphia church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000 US. | Jul 26, 2014 5:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ukraine launches offensive to retake town near Donetsk Ukrainian officials say their forces have advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. | Jul 26, 2014 4:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Parents of woman aboard downed Flight MH17 visit crash site in Ukraine The parents of a woman who was on Flight MH17 when it was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week travelled to the scene of the crash on Saturday, arriving from Amsterdam after a journey from their home in Perth, Australia. | Jul 26, 2014 1:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mountie heads to Netherlands to see how Canada can aid MH17 probe An RCMP officer will travel to the Netherlands tomorrow to determine how Canada can help Dutch law enforcement investigate what downed Flight MH17, said Canada's Minister of National Defence. | Jul 26, 2014 1:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend