2 firefighters die saving 2 other lives in Kansas City blaze
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? Two firefighters who saved two residents from a burning apartment building in Kansas City were killed when the structure collapsed around them just minutes later, authorities said.
Heroes' welcome for Japan's 'Brave Blossoms' on Tokyo return
Japanese rugby players received a hero's welcome on their return home Tuesday after their stunning England 2015 campaign boosted the popularity of a sport still unfamiliar to many locals. Although they failed to make it through the qualifiers, Japan came away with three victories -- including an astonishing win over South Africa in their opening game. After the team flew back to cheers from fans gathered at Haneda airport, coach Eddie Jones hailed the Brave Blossoms as "new sporting heroes".
BUK missile brought down flight MH17: Dutch probe
Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) (AFP) - A BUK missile brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board, the official inquiry into the air disaster concluded Tuesday.
Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
Granderson, Mets beat Dodgers 13-7 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS
Three dead as Jerusalem sees bloodiest day in rising unrest
Jerusalem suffered its bloodiest day yet Tuesday in a wave of unrest, with at least three people killed and many wounded in shooting and car-and-knife attacks on Israelis. One of the attacks, which saw an assailant open fire on a bus, marked the first assault with a gun in Jerusalem in the two-week-old upsurge of Palestinian violence. The rising tide of unrest, which has seen a series of stabbing attacks and violent protests, has raised fears that a full-scale third Palestinian uprising, or intifada, could erupt.
Global stocks drop as China slowdown concerns deepenSEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? Global stock markets fell Tuesday as Chinese trade data showed a larger-than-expected slide in imports, deepening concerns about a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
Ukraine PM accuses Russian forces of shooting down flight MH17Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday he had no doubt Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian special forces because "drunken separatists" could not have operated the missile. Yatseniuk made his charge shortly before publication of the Dutch Safety Board's final report on its investigation into the causes of the downing of MH17 over territory held by pro-Russia rebels on July 17, 2014. "In our opinion it was carried out solely from territory controlled by Russian fighters and there is no doubt that drunken separatists are not able to operate Buk systems and this means these systems were operated solely by professional Russian soldiers," Yatseniuk told a government meeting.
Dutch Safety Board: Warhead impact killed 3 crew in cockpit, broke off front of plane.GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) ? Dutch Safety Board: Warhead impact killed 3 crew in cockpit, broke off front of plane. .
Russia's Putin says not striving for leadership over SyriaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is not striving for leadership over Syria, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at an investment conference, adding that existing cooperation with Western countries over the Syrian conflict was not enough. Russia, the United States and Europe should encourage political dialogue between the sides of the Syrian conflict, Putin added. Putin also said that Turkey was one of Russia's most important partners, and that Russia needed to understand how to build relations with Turkey to fight terrorism. ...