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    Ukraine, rebels agree to ‘security zone’ around crash site: Kiev
    Jul19

    Ukraine, rebels agree to ‘security zone’ around crash site: Kiev

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have agreed to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet that was apparently shot down in the separatist east, Ukraine’s security service chief said on Saturday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Plane shot down by missile fired from rebel-held area of Ukraine: Obama
    Jul19

    Plane shot down by missile fired from rebel-held area of Ukraine: Obama

    Evidence showed that a Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine was shot down by surface-to-air missiles launched from an area that is controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    World › Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine
    Jul19

    World › Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in 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… …read more Source: Japan...

    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...

    PH urges nations to unite to determine those responsible for ‘brutal act’ on MH17
    Jul19

    PH urges nations to unite to determine those responsible for ‘brutal act’ on MH17

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Saturday condemned the “brutal act” of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine that claimed the lives of 298 people, including three Filipinos. “We convey our profound condolences for all who perished in this tragedy,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)...

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