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    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash
    Jan06

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash

    The crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014 -© AFP/File THE HAGUE: The Netherlands wants to know whether its intelligence services warned airlines of danger about flying over war-torn Ukraine prior to the downing of flight MH17 in July,...

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash
    Jan06

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash

    January 07, 2015 1:37 AMTHE HAGUE (AFP) – The Netherlands wants to know whether its intelligence services warned airlines of danger about flying over war-torn Ukraine prior to the downing of flight MH17 in July, officials said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Malaysian team to help identify victims
    Jan06

    Malaysian team to help identify victims

    SEPANG: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have deployed eight Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts to Indonesia to assist in the search and forensic processes involving AirAsia QZ8501. Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh said the team comprising six officers and two personnel were expected to be in Indonesia for a month and...

    Ukraine reinforces front lines as peace talks creep forward
    Jan06

    Ukraine reinforces front lines as peace talks creep forward

    Ukraine deployed new military aircraft, heavy weapons and vehicles to bolster troops fighting separatists in the country’s east as it continues peace talks with rebels and Russia’s government.Hollande: Russia sanctions should end ‘if Ukraine progress’Ukrainian army, rebels trade blame amid warning of hard 2015Kiev, rebels...

    Beijing, Almaty submit bid files for ’22 Winter Games to IOC
    Jan06

    Beijing, Almaty submit bid files for ’22 Winter Games to IOC

    The two cities left in the depleted field for the 2022 Winter Games have submitted their bid files to the International Olympic Committee.Bid leaders from Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, handed over their documents Tuesday at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, a day ahead of the deadline.The so-called bid books include details of each city’s...

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties
    Jan06

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties

    A U.S.-based human rights group is calling on Germany to press Ukraine’s prime minister to ensure Ukrainian forces take all precautions to minimize harm to civilians in their fight against pro-Russia … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Tennis: Ruthless Sharapova brushes Shvedova aside
    Jan06

    Tennis: Ruthless Sharapova brushes Shvedova aside

    BRISBANE (AFP) – Top seed Maria Sharapova began her 2015 campaign in ruthless fashion as she brushed aside Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0, 6-1 in the second round of the Brisbane International Tuesday.Sharapova dominated her opponent in every department as she raced through the first set in just 23 minutes.Shvedova, a qualifier from Kazakhstan, offered...

    Love in limbo in rebel-held east Ukraine
    Jan06

    Love in limbo in rebel-held east Ukraine

    DONETSK (AFP) ― When Alla Syrovatskaya’s boyfriend of some two years proposed to her she immediately began planning her …read more Source: The Korea...

    13 Ukraine soldiers killed in road crash in east
    Jan06

    13 Ukraine soldiers killed in road crash in east

    KIEV (AFP) – Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 17 injured when the bus they were travelling in collided with military trucks in bad weather in the war-torn east, officials said on Tuesday.The collision Monday night was due to bad weather and took place during the rotation of professional soldiers and volunteers deployed in eastern...

    Olympics: Beijing hands over 2022 Winter Games bid
    Jan06

    Olympics: Beijing hands over 2022 Winter Games bid

    LAUSANNE (AFP) – Beijing leaders on Tuesday handed over their official bid to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics to the IOC heightening their battle with Kazakhstans Almaty.The event is guaranteed to be staged in Asia as Beijing and Almaty are the only candidates. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a final decision in July.Liu...

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