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    LIVE BLOG: MH17 crash aftermath, July 19
    Jul19

    LIVE BLOG: MH17 crash aftermath, July 19

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 carrying 298 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, after being allegedly shot down by militants. Follow our live coverage in the aftermath of the crash. …read more Source: Channel...

    MH17 made headlines across the globe
    Jul19

    MH17 made headlines across the globe

    KUALA LUMPUR: The tragic incident of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border was the main story on the front pages of many newspapers around the globe. …read more Source: New Straits...

    MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six
    Jul19

    MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

    KUALA LUMPUR–An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad was among the 44 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster, media reports said Saturday. Tambi Jiee, 49, and his wife Ariza Ghazalee, 46, perished along with their four children when the Malaysia Airlines flight went down in eastern Ukraine. They...

    Better guidelines needed on flying over conflict zones
    Jul19

    Better guidelines needed on flying over conflict zones

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane is thought to have been caught up in the crossfire of an ongoing conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian military forces in the region. Questions are being raised over why the area was deemed safe for commercial airlines. …read more Source: Channel...

    Top AIDS official says six colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100
    Jul19

    Top AIDS official says six colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100

    MELBOURNE—International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi on Saturday said six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested. “The number that we have confirmed through our contacts with authorities in Australia, in Malaysia, and...

    Ukraine rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash
    Jul19

    Ukraine rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    AP — A top pro-Russian rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people...

    Russian-made missile likely used to shoot down Flight MH17
    Jul19

    Russian-made missile likely used to shoot down Flight MH17

    A Russian-made surface-to-air missile is the most likely cause of the suspected downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, analysts said Friday, as claims and counter-claims swirled over who launched the weapon. The truck-mounted “Buk” missile is capable of soaring to the height of a civilian airliner like Malaysian Airlines flight...

    Malaysia PM’s step-grandmother was on MH17
    Jul19

    Malaysia PM’s step-grandmother was on MH17

    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. …read more Source: The Times of...

    U.N. aviation body says ‘not our job’ to warn about conflict zones
    Jul19

    U.N. aviation body says ‘not our job’ to warn about conflict zones

    The U.N. civil aviation body said Friday it was not responsible for issuing warnings about potential dangers such as military conflicts, saying that duty fell to individual nations. The role of the International Civil Aviation Authority has come under scrutiny after a Malaysian airliner was shot down by a missile Thursday over eastern Ukraine,...

    Instant death or blackout: likely fate of passengers on jet shot out of sky
    Jul19

    Instant death or blackout: likely fate of passengers on jet shot out of sky

    The blast force from the missile that slammed into a Malaysian plane over Ukraine, combined with the plane’s dramatic deceleration, probably instantly rendered everyone on board unconscious or dead.Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiryBodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster …read...

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