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Costa Concordia on final voyage to scrapyard

Italy's Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its last voyage, as tug boats towed it from its wreck site off the Italian island of Giglio where it capsized two years ago, killing 32 people.

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US says rebels downed MH17 plane 'by mistake'

US intelligence officials have said they believe pro-Russian separatists most probably shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 "by mistake" last week, not realising it was a civilian passenger flight.

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#Ukraine says Russian missiles shot down jets

Sukhoi jetsUkraine has said that two of its attack jets have been shot down by missiles fired from within Russian territory, in the latest violence in eastern Ukraine.

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#Turkey arrests policemen for 'spying'

Turkish authorities have arrested dozens of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prosecutors have said.

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UK orders inquiry into death of ex-Soviet spy

The British government has announced a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian dissident who was poisoned in London with radioactive tea in 2006.

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#Ukraine rebels hand over plane black boxes

A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, has handed over black boxes from an airliner shot down over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk.

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Bodies of #MH17 victims arrive in Kharkiv

Ukrainian city of KharkivA train carrying the remains of victims of a Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv.

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#Ukraine launches assault on Donetsk rebels

Ukraine has launched a heavy assault on the rebel-held city of Donetsk, as international investigators arrived in the region to examine the remains of 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner.

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#MH17 bodies to be taken to the #Netherlands

train wagonsThe bodies retrieved from the rebel-held eastern Ukraine site where a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down are on their way to the Ukrainian government-controlled city of Kharkiv before they are to be transported to the Netherlands.

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#Ukraine rebels 'hold MH17 flight recorders'

Rescue workers have recovered flight recorders from the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine but pro-Russian separatists are keeping hold of them.

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