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    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Malaysian PM launches investigation after plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Malaysian PM launches investigation after plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Malaysian authorities have launched an investigation into what downed a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet carrying almost 300 people in eastern, rebel-held Ukraine amid claim and counter-claim it had shot down by missiles. One unconfirmed report said nine of the passengers were believed to be British citizens. …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: The world waits for answers – and dreads the consequences
    Jul17

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: The world waits for answers – and dreads the consequences

    The United States and other Western powers were tonight grasping for intelligence on the precise circumstances of the loss of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine today amid troubling, if as yet unproven, suspicions that Russia may in the end be forced to take either direct or indirect responsibility. The diplomatic fall-out...

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: Battle for control of the skies has intensified as the balance of power shifts in Ukraine
    Jul17

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: Battle for control of the skies has intensified as the balance of power shifts in Ukraine

    As the weeks have passed after a ceasefire collapsed and the Ukrainian government resumed its anti-separatist offensive with renewed strength, fighting has gone in fits and starts. But the targets have got larger, attacks more dramatic, and the weaponry more sophisticated. …read more Source: The...

    Questions over ground-to air capability of rebels
    Jul17

    Questions over ground-to air capability of rebels

    Separatists have become more effective at downing aircraft, claiming at one point to have capture Ukrainian long-range missile systems …read more Source: Financial...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Why was a passenger plane flying over a conflict zone in Ukraine?
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Why was a passenger plane flying over a conflict zone in Ukraine?

    As a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was ‘shot down’ over the recently-declared Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, many were left begging one question: What was the embattled airline doing flying over a region of the globe that has been consumed by near-civil war for the past six months? …read more Source: The...

    A history of aircraft that have been shot down
    Jul17

    A history of aircraft that have been shot down

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may be the latest passenger aircraft to be brought down by militaries around the globe On 20 April 1978 two Soviet fighter jets intercepted Korean Air flight 902 near Murmansk after it veered off course. The jets reportedly fired at the plane after the pilot did not respond and it was forced to make an emergency...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: Diplomats ‘urgently investigating’ reports that nine Britons were travelling on the plane
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: Diplomats ‘urgently investigating’ reports that nine Britons were travelling on the plane

    Diplomats are urgently investigating reports that nine Britons were on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 when it was shot down over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    EU calls for ‘international enquiry’ into Ukraine air crash
    Jul17

    EU calls for ‘international enquiry’ into Ukraine air crash

    An airliner carrying 295 people has crashed in a conflict zone in east Ukraine, with all on board presumed dead. …read more Source:...

    Malaysia: ‘We’re not ready to accept this so soon after MH370 tragedy’
    Jul17

    Malaysia: ‘We’re not ready to accept this so soon after MH370 tragedy’

    Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine stuns country still searching for answers to, and wreckage of disappeared flight MH370 Follow the latest developments on the live blogNews of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine has been greeted with not just horror but disbelief in Malaysia, where distress at the loss was amplified by the sheer incredulity...

    Malaysia Airlines plane might have been shot down by Buk missile
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines plane might have been shot down by Buk missile

    Western-based defence specialists say either Russians or Russian supported groups in eastern Ukraine were responsibleThe Malaysian Airlines plane may have been shot down by a vehicle-mounted Russian-built Buk missile system, according to western-based defence specialists.Russian-backed rebels groups or Russian forces based in eastern Ukraine have...

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