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1. AIR ALGERIE CRASH

Wreckage found: No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight that went down in a desert in northern Mali. Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed for Algeria from Burkina Faso. It disappeared from radar after diverting from its planned course due to bad weather. Mali will lead the investigation into the crash. Air Algerie is Algeria’s national airline, with flights to 28 countries.

2. UKRAINE – MALAYSIA AIRLINES

Help from Moscow: Serious allegations from the United States: Washington says it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine. “We have … evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions,” said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. The Ukrainian government has been battling pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. More than 400 people have died in the fighting.

Bodies: More bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are expected to arrive in the Netherlands today. The Boeing 777 was shot down by a suspected surface-to-air missile last week over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

3. MIDEAST CRISIS

The conflict continues: There’s plenty of controversy surrounding a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza that was hit during yesterday’s fighting. At least 16 people were killed and more than 200 wounded, officials said. A Palestinian government statement condemned the incident, calling it brutal Israeli aggression, but it’s unclear who was behind the incident. The Israeli military said it could have been a rocket fired from Gaza that fell short of Israel and exploded.

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source: CNN.com

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