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  Malaysia Jet Victims' Bodies Arrive In Netherlands
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    KHARKIV, Ukraine, July 23: Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven.

Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived Wednesday in the Netherlands, the country that bore the heaviest toll in the crash that killed all 298 passengers and crew.

 
  Plane Crashes In Taiwan, 47 Trapped, Feared Dead
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    TAIPEI, Taiwan,July 23: A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

Taiwan´s Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government´s Central News Agency as saying another 11 people were injured after the plane crashed and caught fire while making a second landing attempt.

 
  Bodies Of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine
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    KHARKIV, Ukraine, July 23: Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of "black boxes" to retrieve data on the flight´s last minutes.

Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets, Kiev´s defense ministry said, as fighting flared again in the east.

 
  Leopard Seen On University Campus In Indian City
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    MUMBAI, India, July 23:  A wild leopard has been seen prowling the campus of a university on the outskirts of India´s largest city. Authorities in Mumbai have cordoned off the area and are searching for the big cat.

A spokeswoman for the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay said a staff member saw the leopard Wednesday morning near a laboratory and informed school officials.

 
  US Pushes For Truce As Gaza Battle Rages
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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, July 23: Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state flew into Israel to press top-gear efforts for a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Trapped by the fighting in Khan Younis, a town on the southern edge of the Gaza Strip, dozens of Palestinian families scrambled to flee the area.

 
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