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Around 100 Attendees Heading To Australia AIDS Conference Among Victims Of Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

About 100 of the passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday were reportedly AIDS scientists and researchers heading to Australia for a conference.

07/17/2014

People stand next to the wreckage of a Malaysian airlines plane carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysia Airlines Plane With 298 Aboard Shot Down In Ukraine Near Russian Border

An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.

07/17/2014

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SFO Passengers Tense After Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash

The news about Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash is stirring some anxiety among SFO passengers getting ready to fly.

07/17/2014

Facebook Post From Cor Pan Regarding Malaysian Flight MH17 (Credit Cor Pan Facebook Account)

Passenger Posts Facebook Photo Of Malaysian Flight MH17 As Joking Reference To MH370 Before Taking Off

A photo apparently taken Thursday morning at Amsterdam’s airport and posted to Facebook appears to be a joke made as a passenger boarded Malaysia Flight MH17, writing in rough translation, “If my plane disappears, here’s what it looks like,” in reference to Malaysia Airlines’ other tragedy, the disappearance of flight MH370.

07/17/2014

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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand’s Coast, No Tsunami Threat

There is no widespread tsunami threat after a preliminary magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands Region Thursday afternoon.

07/03/2014

Islam Slimani of Algeria scores his team's first goal on a header past Igor Akinfeev of Russia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Crazy Fan Behavior Must Be Stopped

Russia’s World Cup team manager is blaming a green laser pointed at his goalie from the stands for his team’s elimination.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/27/2014

A propogation map shows the likely path of a tsunami from the June 23, 2014 Alaska earthquake. (NOAA)

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.9 Magnitude Quake, Dozens Of Aftershocks Off Alaska’s Coast

A massive 7.9 revised magnitude earthquake off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands has triggered a regional tsunami, with reports of water already leaving some harbors including Adak Harbor, as the waves begin to come in.

06/23/2014

A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bomber. (UK Ministry of Defence/Wikimedia Commons)

Moscow Dismisses U.S. Concerns Over Russian Military Flights Along California Coast

Russia has dismissed comments by the commander of U.S. air forces in the Pacific linking Russian military flights near the California coast and the island of Guam as a show of force over the Ukraine crisis.

05/09/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Olympic Committee To Ban Anti-LGBT Host Cities

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

04/16/2014

A gay rights activists takes part in a rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor, Gay Rights Activists Call On City Employees To Divest From Russian Investments

The call has been led by Supervisor Scott Wiener, after Russia passed a law criminalizing any activity that supports gay rights.

04/10/2014

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