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Posted: July 19, 2014 at 2:36 a.m.

Typhoon strikes Chinese island, kills 1 BEIJING -- A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after killing 54 in the Philippines.

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Airliner shot down, Ukraine says

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

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Grieving for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 vict...

The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet... Read »