UN: Shooting down of MH17 may be ‘war crime’

AFP: A UN human rights report on Ukraine released Monday says at least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 wounded in the conflict since mid-April.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also said the shooting down of MH17 may constitute a war crime.

Photo: Debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 lies at the crash site in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 19, 2014. (AFP Photo/Alexander Khudoteply via Yahoo News)

US releases images showing Russian rockets hitting Ukraine

NPR: Satellite images released by the US State Department on Sunday reportedly show Russia has been firing rockets into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.

Photo: Image released by the US State Department showing what it says is evidence of Russia firing artillery into eastern Ukraine. (via US State Department)

 

Costa Concordia wreck arrives at final destination

AP: The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived off the coast of Genoa on Sunday, where it will be scrapped.

The Italian cruise liner capsized off the coast of Tuscany in 2012, killing 32.

Photo: Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after arriving at Genoa on Sunday. (Zuma Press via WSJ)

 

Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos

NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.

Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.

Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

Hamas: No deal on a ceasefire extension with Israel

AP: Hamas on Saturday said it would not agree to a ceasefire extension that Israel earlier said it agreed to.

It called for four more hours of no violence between Israel and Gaza. Rockets were fired into Israel shortly after the decision was announced.

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Dust storm knocks out power for thousands in Phoenix area

NBC News: Power was knocked out for more than 10,000 people on Friday evening after a massive dust storm moved through the Phoenix area. 

Visibility was reduced to less than a quarter of a mile in some areas as the storm, reportedly 2,000 feet high, hit the region.

Photo: A large dust storm moves through the Phoenix area on July 25, 2014. (KPNX)

Sheriff: Washington fire destroys 300 homes

Associated Press:The Okanogan County, Wash., sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire destroyed about 300 homes, twice as many as previously thought.

The fire began on July 14th and has burned about 400 square miles, becoming the largest wildfire in Washington state history.

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Photo credit: Sy Stepanov via KHQ Local News

2 children dead, 3 others injured in Philadelphia carjacking
NBC Philadelphia: Two children are dead and three other people are in critical condition after carjackers ran down a group of people in North Philadelphia, police say.
Officials said a 10-year-old boy was killed at the scene. Another child, whose age has not yet been released, was taken to Temple University Hospital and died.
Photo via NBC Philadelphia

2 children dead, 3 others injured in Philadelphia carjacking

NBC Philadelphia: Two children are dead and three other people are in critical condition after carjackers ran down a group of people in North Philadelphia, police say.

Officials said a 10-year-old boy was killed at the scene. Another child, whose age has not yet been released, was taken to Temple University Hospital and died.

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Suspected Ebola virus victim dies in Nigeria

A Liberian man suspected to have Ebola virus has died in quarantine in Lagos, Nigeria, a Nigerian official in Geneva told Reuters on Friday.

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Indian boy with rare condition has 232 ‘teeth’ removed

A 17-year-old boy in India is recovering after having 232 “teeth-like structures” removed from his mouth in what officials believe could be a world record operation

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Queen photobombs Hockeyroo Jayde Taylor’s Commonwealth Games selfie

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has ‘photo-bombed’ a selfie taken by two Australian field hockey players at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jayde Taylor, one of the players introduced to the Queen at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday, took the photo to mark the moment, and when she saw the result, shared it on Twitter.

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Photograph: @_JaydeTaylor

Sudanese Christian woman meets Pope Francis

New York Times: Pope Francis granted a private audience in Rome Thursday to Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who refused to renounce her faith despite the threat of a death sentence. Ibrahim, who gave birth to her second child while in prison, will settle in the US with her American husband.

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Photo: Osservatore Romano/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Air Algerie missing plane wreckage found in Mali

NBC News: A Burkina Faso airport official has confirmed that wreckage from the missing Air Algerie plane with 116 on board has been found in Mali.

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Photo: A map posted on the website of Ouagadougou Airport showing the area where an Air Algerie flight went missing. (via NBC News)

3 dead in Virginia tornado

WAVYAt least three people are dead at Cherrystone Campground in the Cape Charles, Va., area after a tornado came through.

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Air Algerie loses contact with flight over Africa

AFP: Air Algerie said on Thursday that it had lost contact with a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers about 50 minutes after take-off.

The commercial flight makes the trip four times a week. According to Spain’s Swiftair, the operator of the flight, 116 people were on board.

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