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MH17 crash: The downing of the airliner rallied the West against Russia. Now, not so much.

MH17 crash: The downing of the airliner rallied the West against Russia. Now, not so much.

SUMMARY: But the flight never made it to its destination: It was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine.

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Iran shoots down U.S. naval drone in Persian Gulf region: officials

Iran shoots down U.S. naval drone in Persian Gulf region: officials

SUMMARY: (Fay Abuelgasim/AP)Iran shot down a U.S. naval surveillance drone near the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian and U.S. officials said Thursday, adding to weeks of tensions in the Persian Gulf region amid growing concerns of a possible war.

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A Brief History of Protest in Post-Handover Hong Kong

A Brief History of Protest in Post-Handover Hong Kong

SUMMARY: Tens of thousands of people pack a Hong Kong street while marching to Hong Kong government headquarters on July 1, 2003.

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David Ortiz: Boston Red Sox legend 'not target of shooting'

David Ortiz: Boston Red Sox legend 'not target of shooting'

SUMMARY: Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Ortiz is a sporting hero in Boston for his role in winning three World Series baseball titlesThe shooting of former baseball star David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic earlier this month was a case of mistaken identity, officials say.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Has Shot Down a U.S. Drone

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Has Shot Down a U.S. Drone

SUMMARY: (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circumstances of the incident.

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Iran: IRGC shoots down U.S. spy drone

Iran: IRGC shoots down U.S. spy drone

SUMMARY: Iran's Revolution Guards Corps said it shot down a U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone in its airspace.

upi
On This Day, June 20: Germany votes to move capital to Berlin

On This Day, June 20: Germany votes to move capital to Berlin

SUMMARY: In 1963, the United States and Soviet Union agreed to establish a hot line communications link between Washington and Moscow.

upi
Popcorn will be scarce this year as Midwest rains prevent planting

Popcorn will be scarce this year as Midwest rains prevent planting

SUMMARY: "So, if they're behind in planting corn, they are behind in planting popcorn."

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China's Xi Jinping arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim Jong Un

China's Xi Jinping arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim Jong Un

SUMMARY: This image released by the North Korean Official News Service (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last year to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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US confirms Iranian missile has shot down drone

US confirms Iranian missile has shot down drone

SUMMARY: Earlier, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it had shot down a US drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province of Hormozgan.

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Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to corruption, China says

Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to corruption, China says

SUMMARY: The Communist Party later confirmed that he'd been detained as part of President Xi Jinping's drive against corruption.

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2 dead, 2 injured in fiery accident on Wisconsin highway

2 dead, 2 injured in fiery accident on Wisconsin highway

SUMMARY: June 20 (UPI) -- At least two people were dead and two others were in serious condition following a fiery accident involving multiple vehicles on a Wisconsin highway, authorities said.

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China's Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea For Talks With Kim

China's Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea For Talks With Kim

SUMMARY: He is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years.

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U.S. denies Iran's claims that it shot down a U.S. "spy" drone near Strait of Hormuz

U.S. denies Iran's claims that it shot down a U.S. "spy" drone near Strait of Hormuz

SUMMARY: Iran's state-run IRNA news agency, citing the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk.

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Showbiz whales freed from captivity arrive in Iceland

Showbiz whales freed from captivity arrive in Iceland

SUMMARY: Born in the wild, Little Grey and Little White were captured at around two years old and performed for years as an attraction.

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Xi Jinping visits N Korea to boost China's ties with Kim

Xi Jinping visits N Korea to boost China's ties with Kim

SUMMARY: The visit will enable Mr Kim to show that he still has China's support, as other relationships are struggling.

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Cassius' Philippe Zdar dies in accidental fall

Cassius' Philippe Zdar dies in accidental fall

SUMMARY: Image copyright Getty ImagesPhilippe Cerboneschi (also known as "Zdar"), one half of of French dance duo Cassius, accidentally died in Paris on Wednesday, his agent has said.

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Senior officials met at White House after reports of missile strike in Saudi Arabia

Senior officials met at White House after reports of missile strike in Saudi Arabia

SUMMARY: Senior officials met at the White House Wednesday night after reports of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia, a White House official confirmed to CBS News.

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Police: Sacramento officer seriously injured in shooting

Police: Sacramento officer seriously injured in shooting

SUMMARY: "This is a very unique situation," he said, as the suspect has fired at officers multiple times over a two-hour period.

upi
Hong Kong Braces For More Protests

Hong Kong Braces For More Protests

SUMMARY: Hong Kong is bracing for more protests as a key deadline approaches for the government to withdraw a divisive extradition bill.

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