Ukraine: missiles that brought down jets may have been fired from Russia

MOSCOW, July 23 - Ukraine's Security Council said on Wednesday preliminary information indicated that missiles which brought down two government fighter jets over eastern Ukraine were fired from Russia.

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Kaduna market bomb targeted Nigeria's Buhari

KADUNA, Nigeria, July 23 - A bomb blast in Kaduna's Kawo market that killed at least 50 people on Wednesday was targeting the convoy of senior Nigerian opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari, but he was not hurt, his son Musa told Reuters at the scene.

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UPDATE 5-TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47

TAIPEI, July 23 - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

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UPDATE 5-Gaza bloodshed deepens, airlines shun Israel

* Diplomatic efforts pursued on many fronts (Updates death toll, adds quotes)

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UPDATE 1-Russian ties, trade lie behind EU sanctions rift

* Germany makes up third of EU exports to Russia, worth 36 bln euros

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