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Sierre Leone Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres --...

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Teen pilot killed at sea in quest for record

An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said.

Haris Suleman, 17, was try...

Johann Bryer

United States Foreign Service

Alleged Nazi dies hours before extradition

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, just hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared the way for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial.

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FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.

Even Israeli officials acknowledged the economic setback in the fi...

MH17 -- Convoy of hearses in Netherlands

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Dutch pay respects to MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those kill...

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State Department

U.N. slams possible 'war crimes'

As the bloody battles pushed up tragic death tolls on both sides, world powers held a flurry of diplomatic meetings Wednesday aimed at halting the fighting in Gaza.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well a...

Taiwan plane crash wreckage

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Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

A twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in inclement weather in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. The number of fatalities was unclear.

CNN affiliate ETTV reported that the plane crash...

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U.S. extends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

Critics lashed out Wednesday against the Federal Aviation Administration, which extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Calling the decision a "mistake," Michael Bloomberg -- who arrived in Israel on El Al, Israel's na...

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Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.

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Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban

A combative Michael Bloomberg told CNN on Wednesday the United States erred in banning airline flights to Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near its main airport earlier this week.

The former New York mayor flew overnight to Ben Gurion airport in Tel...

Ukraine jets shot down

CNN

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down

Were the missiles that shot down two Ukrainian military planes on Wednesday fired from the Russian side of the border?

That's a possibility that U.S. intelligence analysts are investigating, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday. Rebels quickly claimed...

Philip Chism

Danvers Police Department

Teacher's accused killer charged in 2nd case

Philip Chism, a 15-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of raping and killing his math teacher in a high school bathroom, was arraigned Wednesday on attempted murder charges stemming from a separate attack on a female youth services clinician.

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No-fly zones: Where can planes fly?

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The crash of Malaysian airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine and a recent ban on flights to Israel due to violence near the airport in Tel Aviv has raised questions about which conflict-riddled areas of the world it is safe for commercial jets to travel. Take a look at strict no-fly zones as well as conflict zones, over which it's up to the airlines to decide whether or not to fly.

Deadliest plane crashes in history

Taiwan plane crash wreckage

Wong Yao-wen/Reuters

Dozens are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu islands Wednesday. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

National Hot Dog Day: Top hot dog toppings

It's National Hot Dog Day! See if your favorites made the list of the top 10 hot dog toppings.

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