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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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