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An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board dropped off radar after taking off in Burkina Faso. Officials say the plane crashed in northern Mali. Erin Burnett has more.
July 24th, 2014
10:09 PM ET

Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashes in Mali

(CNN) - The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.

No survivors were found, according to Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere.

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

At least 50 of the passengers aboard the MD-83 were French. Mali will lead the investigation into the crash.

French forces, including two fighter jets, helped search for the aircraft, along with Algerian and U.N. personnel in the region, Fabius said.

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July 24th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

U.S.: Russia to give more powerful arms to rebels

U.S. officials tell CNN there's more evidence of a Russian troop buildup along the border with Ukraine, and there is evidence that the Russia is targeting Ukrainian military positions.

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

The State Department also says Russia is getting ready to deliver heavier and more powerful rocket launchers to separatist forces in the Ukraine.

Retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, is OutFront.


Filed under: International • MH17 plane crash • News • Russia
July 24th, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Israeli Amb. blames Hamas for shelling of U.N. shelter in Gaza

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after explosions hit a school serving as a U.N. shelter for families escaping the ongoing violence.

U.N. shelter in Gaza hit, 16 dead

It was a place that was supposed to be a safe zone for women and children, but images from the scene of the attack show pools of blood.

It's still unclear who is responsible. The Israeli military says it's investigating and suggests a Hamas rocket could be to blame, while Palestinians call the strike "brutal aggression" from Israel.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer tells her why Hamas is to blame for the attack on the U.N. shelter.


Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • Israel-Gaza conflict • News
July 24th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Will families of MH17 crash victims ever get justice?

Coffins containing the remains of as many as 74 people who died on Flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands from Ukraine Thursday.

They follow the first 40 caskets, which were flown in yesterday and greeted by somber tributes across the country.

Lawmakers, courts and family members will attempt to seek justice for these victims.

Determining who brought down Malaysia Airlines flight 17 will not only be difficult, but important to seeking justice for the victims.

CNN's Deb Feyerick has the story.


Filed under: International • MH17 plane crash • News
July 24th, 2014
08:47 PM ET

MH17 not the first plane shot down: Iran Air 655 was downed by U.S. Navy in 1988

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is not the first passenger jet to be shot out of the sky.

At least six airliners have been shot down since 1973.

Among the deadliest: Iran Air Flight 655 involving a U.S. Navy ship.

CNN's George Howell has the story.


Filed under: International • Iran • MH17 plane crash • News
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