Topic: Top stories of the day
*The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for the release of the Ukrainian jailed ex-Prime Minister Julia Tymoshenko, following the reports that the former premier had been severely beaten by the prison guards
*Russia's ruling tandem, the outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev and President-elect Vladimir Putin amused Muscovites on Monday as they popped in a popular pub in downtown city to grab a beer after leading over 100,000-strong Labor Day parade
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The downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Eastern Ukraine catapults the crisis there onto the global plane. The tragic and sudden loss of so many innocent lives should put a final point to the armed conflict—or it may put the international conflict over Ukraine on a much higher and more dangerous level.