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world lead

November 5th, 2014
06:18 PM ET

Driver in Jerusalem on fatal rampage

Jerusalem (CNN) - A driver of a commercial van ran over pedestrians at a train stop in eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing an Israeli border police officer and injuring 13 other people before getting out of his vehicle and attacking people with a metal bar, Israeli police said.

Police shot and killed the attacker, identified by Israeli authorities as a member of the Islamist Hamas movement and a resident of the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Jerusalem, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

The attack came on another day of tension between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's Temple Mount - one of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam - where Israeli police clashed with Palestinians on Wednesday.

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July 18th, 2014
06:25 PM ET

Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) - International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine said Friday the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by armed men guarding the scene.

"It basically looks like the biggest crime scene in the world right now, guarded by a bunch of guys in uniform with heavy firepower who are quite inhospitable," Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe team, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

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national lead

June 30th, 2014
06:25 PM ET

Tropical storm could dampen 4th of July

(CNN) - Folks on the East Coast might need their umbrellas July 4 if a low-pressure area in the Atlantic becomes a tropical storm.

The National Hurricane Center says the low-pressure area about 140 miles east of Melbourne, Florida, has a 60% chance of developing into a tropical system in the next two days.

The rains could put a damper on July 4 activities from the Carolinas to the Northeast.

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May 12th, 2014
04:19 PM ET

Fast-moving wildfire destroys 100 homes

(CNN) - A Texas Panhandle wildfire that has destroyed homes is 35% contained, a fire official said Monday.

About 2,200 acres are threatened, and 2,100 people remain evacuated, said Troy Ducheneaux with the Texas A&M Fire Service.

Crews have not yet made aerial drops, Ducheneaux told CNN Monday morning.

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world lead

February 24th, 2014
05:06 PM ET

Ukraine issues arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) - Ukraine's ousted President is a wanted man. He's also a missing man.

Viktor Yanukovych is not in Kiev. The mayor of Kharkiv, where Yanukovych was Saturday, says he hasn't seen him in a few days.

He's also apparently not hiding in a bunker in a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery, a church spokesman said, swatting down the latest speculation.

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