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    World › Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet
    Jul18

    World › Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet

    Anger deepened around the world Friday with the United States demanding an “unimpeded” international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down by a missile strike in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 on board. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 came down in a cornfield in the...

    Russia reaction to jet crash “deeply unsatisfactory”: Australia PM
    Jul18

    Russia reaction to jet crash “deeply unsatisfactory”: Australia PM

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday called Russia’s response to the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine “deeply, deeply unsatisfactory”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Black box found at plane crash site, say emergency workers
    Jul18

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Black box found at plane crash site, say emergency workers

    GRABOVE, Ukraine -Rescue workers at the crash site of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine told an AFP reporter Friday that they had found one of the black boxes from the passenger liner. Emergency crews were working through the debris of the downed jet that was spread out across an area stretching for kilometers while rebels controlling...

    World › Why some airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace
    Jul18

    World › Why some airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world’s airlines. Airlines might have to be more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots, making flights longer and causing them to burn more costly… …read...

    PH: Mother, 2 kids aboard crashed MH17
    Jul18

    PH: Mother, 2 kids aboard crashed MH17

    MANILA, Philippines — The three Filipino fatalities in the plane crash in Ukraine were a mother and her two children, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) saidFriday. They were also living in the Netherlands based on the address on their passport applications, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said. The Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was headed...

    PH expresses ‘deepest sympathies’, seeks probe in MH17 crash
    Jul18

    PH expresses ‘deepest sympathies’, seeks probe in MH17 crash

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Friday expressed its “deepest sympathies” with the families of the passengers, particularly of the the three Filipinos, of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down by still unidentified attackers as it flew over strife-torn Ukraine on Thursday. “The Philippines joins the entire...

    Black box found at plane crash site in Ukraine
    Jul18

    Black box found at plane crash site in Ukraine

    Rescue workers at the crash site of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine said they have found one of the black boxes from the passenger liner. …read more Source: Channel...

    Some airlines shifted Ukrainian flight routes months ago
    Jul18

    Some airlines shifted Ukrainian flight routes months ago

    Some international airlines, including Australia’s Qantas Airways and South Korea’s two major carriers, Asiana and Korea Air Lines, shifted the route taken by flights operating over Ukrainian airspace months ago amid increasing tensions between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels. The airlines took extra security precautions despite no...

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines
    Jul18

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    HONG KONG Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine on Thursday with 298 people aboard by what American...

    Relatives of MH370 know exactly what it’s like
    Jul18

    Relatives of MH370 know exactly what it’s like

    The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) in Ukraine recalled some of the worst memories of relatives of people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370), which disappeared on March 8 going from from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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