International

(Undated) -- A massive typhoon is now bearing down on China with full force. Typhoon Rammasun has already claimed one life today after killing at least 64 people in the Philippines. Rammasun is packing winds up to 112 miles an hour since it made landfall. The typhoon is shaping...
(Undated) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for a ceasefire by pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the wake of Thursday's Malaysian Airlines disaster. Putin made the request today at a meeting with Russian Orthodox Church leaders. He said "it is...
(Undated) -- Ukraine is closing the airspace over eastern regions of the country, where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with was shot down. The government says flights are banned over two regions and part of a third where pro-Russia separatist forces and government troops are...
(Undated) -- A freelance journalist in Ukraine says there's no sense of a coordinated effort to find facts at the scene of the Malaysian plane crash. Noah Sneider tells NBC's "Today" the rescue crews at the scene are not trained or equiped for situations like this. Talking to...
(Tel Aviv) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [net-an-YAH-hoo] is ordering his military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of the ground assault in Gaza. Israel is trying to destroy tunnels Hamas depends on to move supplies and gain entry into Israel. Netanyahu...
(Undated) -- Ukraine's state security chief says two Russian military intelligence officers were involved in shooting down a Malaysian airliner. The security official bases his claims on an intercepted phone conversation between two Russian officers and pro-Russia separatists...
(Undated) -- Today is Nelson Mandela Day. It marks the first observance since the South African leader died last December at the age of 95. The United Nations first declared Mandela's birthday of July 18th to be Nelson Mandela Day back in 2009. Since then, millions of people...
(Undated) -- FBI agents and National Transportation Safety Board investigators are going to Ukraine to help probe the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner. The jet with nearly 300 people on board was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Pro-Russia separatists who control...
(Canberra, Australia) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expressing dismay over the Russian government's initial reaction to the Malaysian Airlines disaster in Ukraine. Australia's Prime Minister believes the plane was shot down on purpose. Abbott says Russia's...