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    MH17 probe inches forward as experts reach Ukraine site (AFP)
    Jul31

    MH17 probe inches forward as experts reach Ukraine site (AFP)

    Rozsypne (Ukraine) (AFP) – An international probe into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine inched forward on Thursday as experts risked attack to reach the site for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a halt to its military offensive. …read more Source: The West...

    MH17 crash: Tony Abbott confident of recovering bodies
    Jul31

    MH17 crash: Tony Abbott confident of recovering bodies

    Fighting continued around the MH17 crash site despite reports of Ukraine’s military announcing a day-long pause to its brutal offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in the east. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Blasts as experts reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine (AFP)
    Jul31

    Blasts as experts reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine (AFP)

    Rozsypne (Ukraine) (AFP) – Explosions rang out near the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday as international investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive against rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    Prepping the ‘hospital in the sky’
    Jul31

    Prepping the ‘hospital in the sky’

    AN Australian RAAF plane is poised for deployment to Ukraine for medical emergencies — but its chief doctor is hopeful her team’s skills will not be required. …read more Source:...

    International investigators reach MH17 crash site
    Jul31

    International investigators reach MH17 crash site

    Australian and Dutch investigators have reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after four days of failed attempts to make it across a battlefront to the wreckage.The Ukrainian parliament today gave the go-ahead for Australian police and investigators to go to the crash site as part of an international recovery operation.Foreign...

    Separatists accused of laying landmines at MH17 crash site
    Jul31

    Separatists accused of laying landmines at MH17 crash site

    Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says she fears Russia is “undermining” attempts to investigate the MH17 tragedy, amid reports rebels in eastern Ukraine have planted landmines on roads approaching the crash site. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ex-spy Litvinenko death inquiry to open in Britain (AFP)
    Jul31

    Ex-spy Litvinenko death inquiry to open in Britain (AFP)

    London (AFP) – Britain will on Thursday formally open an inquiry into the radioactive poisoning of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko in a case that threatens to increase tensions with Moscow amid the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin’s pals targeted for sanctions
    Jul31

    Putin’s pals targeted for sanctions

    A BILLIONAIRE judo buddy of Putin and the chairman of Rossiya bank are among eight people targeted by the EU over Ukraine. …read more Source: THE...

    MH17 airbridge to Ukraine ‘smashing it’ (AAP)
    Jul31

    MH17 airbridge to Ukraine ‘smashing it’ (AAP)

    The RAAF is flying sorties every day from the Netherlands to Kharkiv in Ukraine to assist experts hoping to retrieve bodies from the MH17 crash site. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia warns sanctions will backfire on West (AFP)
    Jul31

    Russia warns sanctions will backfire on West (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – A defiant Russia said Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against Moscow since the Cold War. …read more Source: The West...

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