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Netherlands government spent $180 million after downing of flight MH17
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Netherlands government spent $180 million after downing of flight MH17

The Dutch government has spent over $180 million dealing with the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.This included repatriating victims' bodies and prosecuting those involved.The flight was shot down using a Russian missile from territory controlled by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, resulting in the deaths of all 298 passengers and crew.The Dutch government has spent more than $180 million dealing with the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, from repatriating victims' bodies to investigating and prosecuting some of those involved in the downing, according to an official report Thursday.The Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on July 17, 2014, using a Russian-made Buk mis...
State in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reports over 2,000 wildfires in past month
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State in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reports over 2,000 wildfires in past month

The Brazilian state of bra in the Amazon rainforest has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in February, according to data released Thursday by the state space agency.The National Institute for Space Research, known by its Portuguese acronym INPE, said that satellite sensors detected the blazes between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28. It wasn’t immediately clear how much land was burned in that period in Roraima, the South American country's northernmost state.HAWAII OFFICIALS REQUEST $1B IN SHORT-TERM MAUI WILDFIRE RECOVERY FUNDSThe number of fires was far above the monthly average of 376, and the second-highest registered in a single month since INPE began collecting data in mid-1998. Aerial view showing a deforested area of the Amazon rainforest seen during a flight between Manaus and Manicore,...
Palomar Health board approves agreement that gives oversight of C-Suite to private company
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Palomar Health board approves agreement that gives oversight of C-Suite to private company

Palomar Health’s board of directors approved a 15-year management services agreement Thursday that will have its top management begin working for a private not-for-profit company, a decision intended to stabilize the public health care district’s declining finances.Some in the community said they were uncomfortable with the move, calling it a hasty reduction of the elected hospital board’s administrative powers. But a majority of the board said they believe the unique agreement with Mesa Rock Health Care Services will better equip the state’s largest public health care district to compete and collaborate with private medical providers such as Kaiser Permanente, Sharp HealthCare and Scripps Health.The vote came after hours of discussion that returned to several key aspects of the propos...
Ortega-led Nicaragua accused of abuses ‘tantamount to crimes against humanity’
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Ortega-led Nicaragua accused of abuses ‘tantamount to crimes against humanity’

A U.N.-backed human rights panel on Thursday accused the Nicaraguan government of abuses "tantamount to crimes against humanity."Violent crackdowns on political dissent by Daniel Ortega's government, which has since expanded to a campaign aimed at "incapacitating any kind of opposition in the long term," have been subject to investigation since 2022.Nicaragua has been subject to the on-and-off leadership of Ortega, a figurehead of the socialist Sandinista movement, for over four decades.A panel of U.N.-backed human rights experts on Thursday accused Nicaragua ’s government of systematic human rights abuses "tantamount to crimes against humanity," implicating a range of high-ranking officials in the government of President Daniel Ortega.The allegations, fiercely rejected by Nicaragua's ...
Former paramedic who broke into woman’s Rancho Bernardo home sentenced to prison
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Former paramedic who broke into woman’s Rancho Bernardo home sentenced to prison

A former paramedic who pleaded guilty to burglary and other charges for breaking into a 90-year-old woman’s Rancho Bernardo home after responding there for a medical emergency the previous night was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.Nicholas Conniry, 44, who was previously employed by Falck Mobile Health, was among the medics and fire personnel who responded to the victim’s Casero Road home on the night of July 3 because her husband was experiencing a medical emergency.The following morning, the woman saw a man in her backyard removing the screen on one of the back windows of her home, she testified at a preliminary hearing last year.The woman testified that Conniry, who was dressed in his medic’s uniform and gloves, opened her sliding glass door.“Don’t you remember me? ...
US forces carry out strikes against anti-ship cruise missiles, drone in Red Sea
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US forces carry out strikes against anti-ship cruise missiles, drone in Red Sea

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to select articles and other premium content with your account - free of charge. Please enter a valid email address. By entering your email and pushing continue, you are agreeing to Fox News' Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which includes our Notice of Financial Incentive. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. Having trouble? Click here. U.S. forces carried out more strikes against anti-ship cruise missiles and a drone in the Red Sea Thursday evening, Central Command said. CENTCOM forces conducted two self-defense strikes against six mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that were prepared to launch towards the Red Sea between 6 and 7:15 p.m. local time. Earlier in the evening, CENTC...
At least three people shot at El Cajon dental office
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At least three people shot at El Cajon dental office

EL CAJON —  At least three people were shot when a man opened fire inside an El Cajon dental office Thursday afternoon, according to police. Fox 5 reported one person had died. The department tweeted Thursday afternoon that it was still searching for the suspected gunman, who it identified as Mohammed Abdulkareem, 29. “He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him call 911,” police wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. Related to the shooting, the suspect has been identified as 29 year old Mohammed Abdulkareem. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him call 911. pic.twitter.com/T9lwhlFLPp— El Cajon Police (@elcajonpolice) March 1, 2024 The shooter took off in a white U-haul pickup truck with Arizona license plate AM14894, the department wrote on X. He was last s...
IDF: Troops fired ‘warning shots’ as mob rushed humanitarian aid convoy
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IDF: Troops fired ‘warning shots’ as mob rushed humanitarian aid convoy

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Scripps Oceanography helps discover tropical fish in Mexico
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Scripps Oceanography helps discover tropical fish in Mexico

A colorful and previously unknown species of tropical fish has been discovered off Mexico’s Pacific coast by a team of scientists that included UC San Diego researcher Ben Frable. The discovery was made in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, a group of four volcanic islands famous for its diverse marine life.Frable and his colleagues collected eight specimen of the species, which has been given the scientific name Halichoeres sanchezi. It also will be known as a tailspot wrasse. The discovery was reported Wednesday in the scientific journal PeerJ. The specimens, which included males and females, ranged from roughly 1 inch to 6 inches in length. “The smaller females of the species are mostly white with reddish horizontal stripes along their top half and black patches on their dorsal fin, beh...
Harrowing helicopter crash in Colombia captured on video
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Harrowing helicopter crash in Colombia captured on video

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