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U.S. Air Force to Launch New Surveillance Satellites

The U.S. Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.

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Italy Arrests Five over Migrant 'Massacre' at Sea

Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.

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U.S.-Bound Migrants Face Abuses in Mexico

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that U.S.-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture.

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Russia Struggles with Half Million Refugees of Ukraine Conflict

Russia is struggling with a flood of refugees who already number half a million from the fighting in eastern Ukraine, and many appear increasingly likely to stay, officials and activists said. 

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Typhoon Matmo Batters Taiwan, Nine Hurt

Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours Wednesday, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

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MPs Say Britain Still Exporting Arms to Russia

Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow.

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S. Korean Police Slammed over Ferry Tycoon's Body

South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.

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Netherlands Mourns as Bodies of MH17 Crash Victims Return

Bodies recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 will be flown to the Netherlands Wednesday as the country mourns 193 citizens killed in what U.S. officials said was a "mistake" by pro-Russian separatists.

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U.S. Intel Official: MH17 Shootdown May Have been 'Mistake'

Malaysian flight MH17 may have been shot down by "mistake" by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, while dismissing Moscow's accounts of the incident as propaganda.

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Rebels Return 80 Fewer Bodies than Promised from MH17, Experts Say

International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.

"There were human remains that had not been picked up," said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observer mission after visiting the scene, amid reports of the wreckage being rearranged.

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