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July 24th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

Report: Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

(CNN) - The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country's President told other officials, according to Reuters.

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said at a meeting that the crash site was discovered "between Aguelhoc and Kidal" in a desert region in northern Mali, Reuters said.

Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed Burkina Faso for Algeria. It disappeared from radar after diverting from its planned course due to bad weather, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters.

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July 24th, 2014
05:12 PM ET

Journalist working for CNN detained in Ukraine

Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) - A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was detained by pro-Russian separatists.

Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk after he had worked for one day with a CNN television crew.

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July 24th, 2014
05:06 PM ET

Investigators discover new MH17 wreckage

(CNN) – A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, the crash site, with wreckage spreading out for miles, is still not secured.

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he has sent 50 Australian police to London so that they can be deployed to help lock down the crash site in Ukraine. Abbott says he realizes the rebel-controlled area could be dangerous, but that he has Russian President Vladimir Putin's support.

Incredibly, investigators on site have discovered a huge new piece of wreckage.
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July 24th, 2014
04:38 PM ET

U.S. has 'evidence that Russia is firing' into Ukraine

(CNN) – The United States said it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine.

"We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to the separatist forces in Ukraine and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions," said State Department spokesoman Marie Harf.

Two U.S. officials said earlier Thursday that Russian troops near the border with Ukraine have broken up into smaller groups and moved closer to the border.

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