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  • Experts comb MH17 crash site as Ukraine fighting rages August 1, 2014

    Kirovske: Dutch and Australian experts finally got to work at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, after fighting between government troops and pro-Russian rebels killed 14 people. Seventy police investigators -- by far the largest number to reach the location so far -- were...
  • Some MH17 victims may 'never be found': Police July 28, 2014

    Hague: All remains of the 298 people who died on downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine may never be recovered, Dutch police chief Gerard Bouman said on Monday. "I would love to give a guarantee that all the remains will come back, and all possessions, but I believe...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia July 23, 2014

    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...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US July 22, 2014

    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...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes July 22, 2014

    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,...
  • Ukraine fighter jet near Malaysian plane MH17 before crash: Moscow July 21, 2014

    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...
  • MH370's search coordinator to lead Australia's MH17 probe July 21, 2014

    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' July 21, 2014

    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...
  • MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels take full control of bodies July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US July 20, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • Russia providing heavy weapons to Ukrainian rebels: Pentagon July 19, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon has alleged that Russia continues to provide the separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine with heavy weapons and other military equipment, in addition to financing. "We see no hint that Russian support for the separatists has ceased. In fact, we believe that Russia continues to provide them with heavy...
  • Malaysia PM's step-grandmother was on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Najib Razak's step-grandmother was on board the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that crashed in violence-wracked Ukraine, the country's defence minister confirmed on Saturday. Hishammuddin Hussein, a cousin of Najib's, said 83-year-old Sri Siti Amirah was "on the flight". Siti Amirah was also Hishammuddin's step-grandmother. "Pls pray 4 her,"...
  • MH17 crash site looks like the biggest crime scene: Investigators July 19, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian plane crash a global tragedy. Obama said that an independent probe is essential. International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine on Friday said that the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by...
  • Obama reaches out to global leaders for investigation on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Washington: Hours after blaming Russia-baked Ukrainian separatists for the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline Plane that killed nearly 300 people, US President Barack Obama has called on his counterparts seeking an impartial international investigation. In separate phone calls with Obama British Prime Minister David Cameroon; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and...
  • Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: It started with another late-night phone call, another rush to the airport, where familiar faces in a familiar setting tried to make sense of nearly 300 more lives lost in the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines in the space of just a few months. For a company and...
  • Indian-origin steward on board MH17 swapped flights July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian origin flight steward was among the 15 crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine Thursday, media reported Friday. Sanjid Singh Sandu, 41, had swapped flights with his colleague to fly on the MH17, the Malaysian Insider reported. "He was last...
  • B-Town stars condemn shooting down of Malaysia Airlines July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt have expressed anguish over the the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, calling it "disturbing" and "inhuman". The Malaysia Airlines plane was blown up over Eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated missile believed to be fired by pro-Russia rebels, killing...
  • MH17 crash: Lucky escape for Scottish couple July 18, 2014

    London: A Scottish couple "loyal" to Malaysia Airlines escaped by the skin of their teeth when they were told that there were no seats available on flight MH17 to Kuala Lumpur, and were forced to switch to another airline. MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on Thursday killing all 298...
  • Ukraine rebels take away most of the downed Malaysian plane recorders July 18, 2014

    Kiev (Ukraine): Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - searched Friday through wreckage and bodies scattered over a wide stretch of Ukrainian farmland after a Malaysian jetliner flying high above Ukraine's battlefield was shot down from the sky, killing...
  • Malaysian plane crash: Confusion prevails over who fired the missile July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. The US has concluded that a Buk missile brought down that plane as not many missiles can shoot down a jet flying at nearly 33,000 feet. Buk surface-to-air missiles can strike targets at height of upto 49,000 feet....
  • Indian-origin man, AIDS experts killed in Malaysian plane crash July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: An Indian-origin steward and some of the world's top AIDS experts were among the 298 people killed when the Malaysian Airlines jetliner was shot down over Ukraine, authorities said on Friday. The aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in eastern Ukraine in Donetsk region, with debris...
  • No threat to PM's aircraft: Aviation Minister July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday said there was no threat to Air Force One, the aircraft that flew Prime Minister Narendra Modi back from Germany over the airspace where Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down on Thursday. "I think that is speculation .... There was no danger to our PM's aircraft....
  • Malaysian plane crash: Former DGCA Kanu Gohain urges for an independent probe July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian jetliner was shot down on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Former director-general of civil aviation, Kanu Gohain urged for an independent probe in the case. He also said that one...
  • No Indian on board ill-fated Malaysian plane MH17, confirms Aviation Minister July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday confirmed that there was no Indian on board the plane in which 298 people lost their lives. Terming the incident as unfortunate, he said that the government has asked all Indian airlines not to overfly Ukraine. "It is unfortunate that this incident...
  • UN chief urges transparent probe of Malaysia jet crash July 18, 2014

    United Nations: United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a full investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine as he expressed his condolences to the families of the 298 victims who died in the disaster. "I am closely monitoring the reports, along with the International Civil...
  • Rescuers comb scene of Malaysian plane crash July 18, 2014

    Ukraine: A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky by what US intelligence officials believe was a surface-to-air missile scattered wreckage and bodies across the Ukrainian countryside, leaving investigators scrambling Friday to figure out what happened as rescue workers, policemen and even coal miners combed the crash site. For the second time...
  • In air tragedy, lightning strikes twice for Malaysia July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 298 people aboard heaped new distress on a nation still stung by the trauma and global stigma of flight MH370's disappearance four months ago. For the second time this year, Malaysians awoke Friday to black newspaper front pages bearing the...
  • Modi condoles loss of lives in Malaysian plane tragedy July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the loss of lives in the Malaysian airline tragedy and said India stands with the families of victims in this hour of grief. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives on board Flight MH17. We...
  • Buk missile with high explosive warhead may have hit the Malaysian plane July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian plane was shot down on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. The US has concluded that a Buk missile brought down that plane. The Buk missile has high explosive warhead of 154 pounds and it's speed is 2684 MPH. This missile has the capability to shoot down a plane in...