Malaysian Airlines Search Destined to Be Most Costly Ever

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_c531259efc.jpgNick Perry - Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is already on track to becoming the most expensive operation of its kind in aviation history, according to The New York Times. There is speculation that the cost has already surpassed the search and recovery for Air France Flight 447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009.

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US, NATO Again Warn Russia to Stay Out of Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_17130eefeb.jpgmetrokom/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- World powers united against further Russian intervention in Ukraine delivered more rebukes against Moscow Tuesday as pro-Russian protests continued in eastern Ukrainian cities. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was obvious that Russia was the driving force behind the separatists creating havoc in Ukraine, accusing Moscow of "an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state."

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Frantic Search Goes on for Flight 370's Black Boxes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_7c7cb29836.jpgNick Perry - Pool/Getty Images (PERTH, Australia) -- At least two dozen planes and ships scrambled over an area of the Indian Ocean Tuesday where two pings from what might have come from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes were detected two days ago but nothing since then. The searchers are in a race against time because the boxes' batteries could run out within days or even hours.

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Oscar Pistorius Removes His Prosthetic Legs to Reenact Shooting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_2e062731ce.jpgEsa Alexander/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images (PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius wobbled on his stumps in court Tuesday as he reenacted the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year and why he thought she was a burglar. Pistorius is accused of murdering Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013 by firing through a locked bathroom door. He could face at least 25 years in prison if convicted.

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Russia Accused of Instigating Eastern Ukraine Unrest

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_0474cca278.jpgberean/Thinkstock (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Moscow on Monday of spurring the takeover of government buildings in eastern Ukraine in an effort to take over the region as it did Crimea last month. Over the past few days, pro-Russian separatists managed to seize buildings in the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk with very little resistance from local police.

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