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  • Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': experts 21 hours 48 minutes ago

    Hague: Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and Russian pride. "It's going to be a dangerous tightrope act," defence analyst Justin Bronk said, referring to a Dutch and Australian push to put troops...
  • US says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military Yesterday

    Washington: The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there was evidence that the Russians intended to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers...
  • MH17: Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands Yesterday

    Kharviv (Ukraine): Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to...
  • Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday. Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected suggestions that the pro-Russian separatists blamed by Western...
  • Ukraine's PM resigns amid deadly rebellion complicating MH17 probe Yesterday

    Donetsk: Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east. The shock announcement added to a already chaotic situation in the rebel-controlled east, where international experts are carrying out a complex...
  • "Weeks or months" until Malaysian remains from MH17 can be returned home: PM 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday it might take "weeks or months" before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by...
  • Malaysian Airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says UN Civil Aviation body 2 days ago

    Ottawa: The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the United Nations civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands 2 days ago

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • A Kiss, A Prayer: The Last Hours of MH17's Victims 3 days ago

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The international investigation team led by the Netherlands has decided to pass the black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet MH17 'by mistake': US officials 3 days ago

    Washington: The US government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the...
  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear 3 days ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US 4 days ago

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • MH17 crash: Victim's mother slams Putin, says wants her son's body 4 days ago

    Several tragic stories have come to light after the MH17 tragedy. One such story is of Silena Frederiks whose son was on that ill-fated flight. She has now appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to put pressure on the rebels to return her son's body. ...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes 4 days ago

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • MH17:UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts 4 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will on Monday vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country would view a Russian veto...
  • Dutch father angrily 'thanks' MH17 attackers for murdering daughter 4 days ago

    The Hague: A bereaved Dutch father has written a savagely ironic open letter to whoever shot down flight MH17, "thanking" them for killing his 17-year-old daughter Elsemiek, "my dear and only child". "Thank you very much Mr (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, separatist leaders or the Ukrainian government, for murdering my dear...
  • Ukraine fighter jet near Malaysian plane MH17 before crash: Moscow 4 days ago

    Moscow: Russia on Monday said its records show a Ukrainian fighter jet was flying close to the Malaysian airliner just before it crashed and a US satellite was flying over rebel-held Ukraine at the time. Moscow also denied supplying Ukrainian separatists with Buk missile systems or any other weapons as it...
  • MH17 recovery operation stumbles forward 5 days ago

    Hrabove, Ukraine: The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again on Monday, with more bodies found at the sprawling crash site but a worrisome power outage in the refrigerated train holding over 200 of the dead. The shambolic attempts to investigate by the pro-Russia separatists who control the verdant...
  • US presses case against Russia on MH17 as horror deepens 5 days ago

    Hrabove: US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine...
  • MH370's search coordinator to lead Australia's MH17 probe 5 days ago

    Canberra: A former Australian defence official, who led the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, arrived in Kiev on Monday to examine MH17's crash site. Former air chief marshal Angus Houston will lead a 45-man Australian team to investigate the crash site, Xinhua reported. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up' 5 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation. At least 27 Australian passengers were among the 298 people aboard...
  • Russia condoles MH17 plane crash, says 'forgive us' 5 days ago

    International pressure has mounted on Russia, even as President Vladimir Putin denied any involvement in the MH17 disaster. However, Russians said that they are ashamed. "We are afraid, we are ashamed, we are in mourning. What's striking in many of these notes is the use of the phrase 'forgive us',"...
  • MH17 crash: 251 bodies, dozens of body parts recovered, says Ukraine 5 days ago

    Torez: Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site. The United States, meanwhile, presented...
  • Ukraine accuses rebels of hiding MH17 plane crash evidence 5 days ago

    Kiev: Ukraine on Sunday accused separatist rebels of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged dozens of bodies on Saturday,...
  • US says missile brought from Russia downed Malaysian jet MH17 5 days ago

    Ukraine: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the evidence indicates that a Russian missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged...
  • MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels take full control of bodies 5 days ago

    Torez (Ukraine): Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control on Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the US and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. "There's a stacking up of evidence here,...
  • MH17 crash: Bodies loaded onto refrigerated trains for rebel-held city 6 days ago

    Hrabove (Ukraine): Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said on Sunday. The surprising, rapid-fire developments on Sunday morning came after a...
  • Luckiest man alive? Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge cheated death twice by changing flights before boarding MH370 and MH17! 6 days ago

    Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge is truly god-sent. The cyclist was scheduled to fly the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to fly to Taiwan for a cycling event, but switched to another flight to avoid a stopover. He was also supposed to board the ill-fated MH17, but changed his flight...
  • Outraged world leaders heap pressure on Russia over MH17 probe 6 days ago

    Grabove: Outraged world leaders heaped pressure on Russia Sunday to press Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine to allow investigators proper access to the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet. Rescue efforts were in disarray as armed gunmen in fatigues and balaclavas refused to allow international monitors full access and the...