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July 25th, 2014
10:15 PM ET

Did extreme weather near the equator cause the Air Algerie crash in Mali? 

Air Algerie Flight 5017 had just changed its flight path to avoid a fierce thunderstorm when it disappeared. Saharan Africa is known for powerful weather that could be challenge for any pilot. Miguel Marquez looks at why weather patterns around the equator could be so dangerous.

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Filed under: Air Algerie • MH17 • Miguel Marquez
July 25th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

Could a plagiarism scandal change the balance of power in the Senate?

A graduate school paper written by Senator John Walsh (D-MT) is coming back to haunt him during a tough election campaign. The Army War College is investigating evidence uncovered by the New York Times, suggesting that Sen. Walsh is a plagiarist. Dana Bash takes an in depth look at the case.

New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin broke this story and spoke with Anderson and Dana Bash. He describes confronting Senator Walsh with his evidence.

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July 25th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

What is Putin up to? The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine weighs in

Hopes of a deescalation in fighting after the Flight 17 tragedy are fading. There are new signs that the Kremlin is sending more weapons to the separatists inside Ukraine, while Russian forces are firing from across the border. Anderson spoke with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt who says Putin could end this crisis with one phone call.

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
July 25th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Video shows SWAT team storming a plane after mid-flight bomb threat

A passenger threatening to blow-up a Sunwing Airlines flight prompted pilots to turn around and U.S. fighter jets to escort the plane back to Toronto. Shortly after landing, a SWAT team swept through the plane screaming at passengers to keep their heads down and their hands up. At least one passenger managed to record video of the frightening scene. Pamela Brown has the latest on the scare.


Filed under: Pamela Brown • Sunwing Airlines • SWAT
July 24th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Pro-Russian separatists detain freelance journalist working for CNN

A Ukrainian journalist working for CNN is being detained by pro-Russian separatists. Anton Skiba was outside of his hotel in a separatist controlled area of Donetsk when the armed militants grabbed him. For the last two days, CNN has been working behind the scenes to secure his release. Ivan Watson has the latest.

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Ukraine
July 24th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

MH17: Identifying the victims

Today, a new procession of coffins arrived in the Netherlands. The tough work of identifying the remains and returning them to their loved ones is just beginning. Anderson discussed the challenges with Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek who is also the author of 'Working Stiff.'

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Sanjay Gupta • Ukraine
July 24th, 2014
09:55 PM ET

U.N. school used as a shelter comes under fire

This report contains images of violence that may be disturbing to some viewers

At least 16 people are dead and 200 others are wounded after shells rained down on a U.N. school in Gaza. Families with young children were using the building as a shelter from the fighting. Israel says it is investigating the shelling and suggests it may have been a rocket fired by Hamas that hit the school. What is certain is today, young children and babies once again paid the price of war. ITN reporter Dan Rivers reports from Gaza.

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July 24th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Air Algerie flight's tragic timeline

For the second time in a week, an airliner has crashed in a war zone. Today an Air Algerie flight, operated by Spain's Swift Air disappeared over Mali's Northern desert. 116 people on board are now presumed dead. Joe Johns takes a look at what we know so far about this latest tragedy.


Filed under: Air Algerie • Joe Johns • MH17
July 23rd, 2014
10:46 PM ET

Days after the MH17 crash, UK takes a new look into former Russian spy's death

Nearly eight years ago former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London after being poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope. On his deathbed Litvinenko put the blame on Vladimir Putin. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the case that may now find justice.

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July 23rd, 2014
10:39 PM ET

MH17: The loved ones left behind

The 298 people who died on Flight 17 left behind heartbroken parents, siblings, children, and grandparents. Anderson Cooper looks at how the Flight 17 families are remembering their loved ones.

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