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    MH17: Kiev says rebels trying to destroy crash evidence ‘with Russian support’
    Jul19

    MH17: Kiev says rebels trying to destroy crash evidence ‘with Russian support’

    KIEV: Ukraine today accused Russia of helping separatist insurgents they say shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 try to destroy evidence at the crash site. …read more Source: New Straits...

    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: Channel...

    MH17: Rebels agree to security zone at Ukraine crash site
    Jul19

    MH17: Rebels agree to security zone at Ukraine crash site

    GRABOVE: Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents agreed today to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Rivals agree on type of missile, but who fired it?
    Jul19

    Rivals agree on type of missile, but who fired it?

    While Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing – the type of Soviet-era missile used. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Focus: Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in strife-torn Ukraine
    Jul19

    Focus: Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in strife-torn Ukraine

    Investigators faced massive hurdles Saturday as they sought access to the grisly crash site of a Malaysian plane in eastern Ukraine, with the area controlled by armed rebels blamed for downing the jet with a missile. Despite a hail of calls from around the globe for a swift probe into the crash, initial efforts by […] The post Focus:...

    Plane disaster ‘wake-up’ call for Europe: Obama
    Jul19

    Plane disaster ‘wake-up’ call for Europe: Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama said the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in a Ukrainian region controlled by Russian-backed separatists should be a “wake-up call for Europe and the world” in a crisis that appears to be at a turning point and warned Russia of possible tightening of sanctions. While stopping short of blaming Russia for...

    Malaysia flags at half-mast as it mourns second air crash
    Jul19

    Malaysia flags at half-mast as it mourns second air crash

    Flags in Malaysia flew at half-mast after the nation’s second air tragedy in four months, as Prime Minister Najib Razak urged citizens to pray for the country to be protected from disasters and threats.MH17 passengers include Vietnam-born mother, two childrenInstant death or blackout: likely fate of passengers on jet shot out of skyBodies...

    AIDS conference in shock at Malaysia plane tragedy
    Jul19

    AIDS conference in shock at Malaysia plane tragedy

    A global AIDS summit was in shock Saturday at the loss of colleagues in the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine, but delegates vowed to carry on their vital work in honor of those who died. As many as 100 passengers on the plane were reportedly en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne […] The post AIDS conference...

    Analysis: Worldwide legal claims could await Malaysia Airlines over MH17
    Jul19

    Analysis: Worldwide legal claims could await Malaysia Airlines over MH17

    Malaysia Airlines may need to convince judges from several countries that it was not negligent to send a plane over wartorn eastern Ukraine if the airline hopes to avoid an outsize legal exposure for the downing of Flight MH17, aviation lawyers said. The lawyers told Reuters they expected at least some of the families of […] The post...

    Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster
    Jul19

    Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

    First came the loud explosion that made buildings rattle: Then it started raining bodies. One of the corpses fell through the rickety roof of Irina Tipunova’s house in this sleepy village, just after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 exploded high over eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government forces. “There...

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