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    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash
    Aug22

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    KUALA LUMPUR— The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first repatriation of victims from the flight to the country. The government has urged people to wear black and observe a minute of silence and prayer. A charted Malaysian...

    First Malaysian Bodies From MH17 Crash Fly Home
    Aug22

    First Malaysian Bodies From MH17 Crash Fly Home

    A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, took off from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, Dutch media reported. …read more Source:...

    Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home
    Aug22

    Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home

    Malaysia will drape itself in black for a national day of mourning Friday as it welcomes home the remains of 20 citizens killed on downed Flight MH17.Malaysian King Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Prime Minister Najib Razak will attend a sombre ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, followed by a minute’s silence observed...

    10 killed as Ukrainian government steps up offensive against rebels
    Aug22

    10 killed as Ukrainian government steps up offensive against rebels

    At least 10 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours as government troops stepped up their offensive against independence-seeking insurgents, authorities said Thursday. …read more Source:...

    MH17: Process of bringing home bodies runs smoothly
    Aug22

    MH17: Process of bringing home bodies runs smoothly

    SEPANG: It is still too early to determine whether special religious rites for Buddhist and Taoist victims of the MH17 tragedy could be performed at its crash site near Grabovo, Ukraine as investigators were still in the process of identifying victims. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Tourism tanks in Crimea under the Russian flag
    Aug22

    Tourism tanks in Crimea under the Russian flag

    SEVASTOPOL – Restaurant owner Galina Anchukova looks out across the seaside promenade in sunny Feodosia, with its straggle of strolling tourists, and sees a wasted financial opportunity. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine president pledges to ‘talk peace’ with Putin
    Aug22

    Ukraine president pledges to ‘talk peace’ with Putin

    Ukraine’s president said he will “talk peace” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro-Kremlin militants from the war-torn east when they meet next week for the first time in months. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine president pledges to ‘talk peace’ with Putin
    Aug22

    Ukraine president pledges to ‘talk peace’ with Putin

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Ukraine’s president said he will “talk peace” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro-Kremlin militants from the war-torn east when they meet next week for the first time in months. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    World › Russia targets McDonald’s in expanding East-West trade war
    Aug22

    World › Russia targets McDonald’s in expanding East-West trade war

    Russian authorities launched nationwide inspections of McDonald’s restaurants Thursday after shutting several wildly-popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against biting Western sanctions. It was the latest salvo in Russia’s escalating and economically-bruising trade war with Europe and the...

    Russian aid convoy starting to enter Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian aid convoy starting to enter Ukraine

    Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with water, generators and sleeping bags for desperate civilians in the besieged city of […]...

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