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- Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory
By Natalia Zinets and Gabriela Baczynska KIEV (Reuters) - Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired from Russia. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were shot down near Savur Mogila, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week, killing all 298 passengers on board. Ukraine's Security Council said the military jets were hit at the altitude of 5,200 meters by missiles that, according to preliminary information, were launched from Russia. The terrorists do not have such professionals," said Andriy Lysenko, the council's spokesman, referring to pro-Russian rebels fighting the government forces in eastern Ukraine.
- Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut
- FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
- Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam
By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - With more coffee shops per square mile than probably anywhere on earth, opening a cafe in Vietnam's capital could be a bit of a gamble. This week, U.S. coffee chain Starbucks is opening three of them. Vietnam's entrenched coffee culture means Starbucks is delving deeper into what could be one of its most challenging markets yet. The brew is sold cheaply in the simple cafes that line almost every city street, or in the more sophisticated outlets run by local chains Trung Nguyen and Highland Coffee, in which the Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp has a stake.
- Dutch Mayor Sorry he Said Putin's Daughter Should be Deported From Netherlands
- Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar
Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies. Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the upper Mississippi River Valley. Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while others caught the swarm of flies on camera.
- Bill Clinton: Perpetrators of MH17 crash sought a divided world
Former US president Bill Clinton called Wednesday for strength in responding to the loss of flight MH17, declaring those who had downed the plane -- and provided the means to do so -- sided with a brutal vision of the world. Speaking at the world AIDS conference in Melbourne, Clinton said it "matters not" if the Malaysia Airlines plane had been shot down by mistake, and the loss of 298 lives was unintended. Addressing a hall packed with scientists, policymakers and grassroots activists, Clinton singled out Dutch researcher Joep Lange, praising him for tireless work in bringing life-saving drugs to millions of people infected by HIV.
- Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’