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  • Smoldering wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

    Malaysian passenger plane shot down in Ukraine, interior minister says

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.


  • An F-22 Raptor pilot from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to be refueled May 19, 2014, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo)

    F-22 Raptors deployed to confront China

    The Pentagon is sending a powerful political signal to China by dispatching six front-line F-22 stealth jets to Asia — a message received loudly in Beijing, according to state-run media.


  • A cyclist rides past Gereja Sidang Jemaat Allah (Grace Assembly of God) Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, June 23, 2014. Malaysia's top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word "Allah" to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the Muslim-majority country. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    Malaysia's top court: 'Allah' for Muslims only

    Malaysia's top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word "Allah" to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the Muslim-majority country.


  • 'Cadbury jihad' ending as Malaysians say chocolates are pig-free

    A week of angst is on the verge of ending as officials in Malaysia say chocolates produced by the local Cadbury factory is free of "porcine DNA," ending what media called a "jihad" against the legendary candy-maker.


  • FILE - In this March 30, 2014 file photo, Australian navy ship Ocean Shield lies docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator to aid in her roll in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. A U.S. Navy spokesman on Thursday, May 29, 2014 dismissed as "speculative and premature" an American expert's reported comments that the acoustic "pings" at the center of the search for the missing Malaysian plane did not come from the jet's black boxes. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Jet searchers rule out area where 'pings' heard

    Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not the final resting place of the plane after an unmanned submersible found no trace of it, the search coordinator said Thursday.


  • FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, a couple are silhouetted as they watch a Malaysia Airlines plane on the tarmac from the viewing gallery at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines said its net loss expanded 59 percent in the first quarter, hit by loss of revenue from China after the disappearance of Flight 370 two months ago. The flag carrier said Thursday, May 15, 2014, its net loss surged to 443.4 million ringgit ($137.8 million), up from 278.8 million ringgit in the January-to-March period last year. Revenue however, still rose 1.7 percent to 3.6 billion ringgit ($1.1 billion).  (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

    US Navy won't dismiss 'pings' lead in jet search

    A U.S. Navy spokesman on Thursday dismissed as "speculative and premature" an American expert's reported comments that the acoustic "pings" at the center of the search for the missing Malaysian plane had not come from the jet's black boxes.


  • ** FILE ** A woman ties a message card for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo)

    After long wait, Malaysia releases jet data

    Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.


  • Malaysia PM calls for real-time tracking of planes

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improving their communication system to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370.


  • President Barack Obama posed for a selfie with the Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak.

    EDITORIAL: Obama's ugly anti-Americanism resurfaces in Malaysia

    It's in unscripted moments — when there's no teleprompter rolling — that we get the most telling insights into the mind of President Obama.


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