Malaysia Airlines Cargo Included Two Dogs, Nine Birds

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_2ba08c92ef.jpgiStock Editorial/Thinkstock(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- Along with the 283 passengers and 15 crew members, downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 also carried two dogs, nine birds and a 9.4-pound “SHIPMENT OF POT,” according to the cargo manifest the carrier posted on its website.

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Why Is There So Much Turmoil Right Now?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_20334f4184.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ukraine.


Intel Shows Missile that Downed Jet Launched from Area Controlled by Russian Separatists: US Official

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_9360773223.jpgiStock Editorial/Thinkstoc (WASHINGTON) -- Intelligence officials in the United States said Friday that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday was launched from inside Ukraine in an area controlled by Russian Separatists. There is nothing that definitively links Russia to the training of those who launched the missile, U.S. officials told ABC News.


Israel Ready to Expand Ground Attack in Gaza

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_20d7ab2504.jpgDavid Silverman/Getty Images (TEL AVIV, Israel) -- Israel has approved an expansion of its ground offensive into Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday, as troops pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels. "...Since there is no way to deal with the tunnels only from the air, our soldiers are doing it now from the ground," Netanyahu said before an emergency Cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv, according to The Jerusalem Post.


Afghans Kick Off Massive Audit of Presidential Election Ballots

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_7970ba68c9.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The countdown is on in Afghanistan. Election workers began the arduous task Thursday of auditing eight million ballots cast in June's presidential election runoff that will ultimately determine who will lead Afghanistan for the next five years: former foreigner minister Abdullah Abdullah or one-time finance minister Ashraf Ghani.