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    MH17: Twenty-seven Australians were on board crashed Malaysian plane
    Jul18

    MH17: Twenty-seven Australians were on board crashed Malaysian plane

    Dutch authorities confirm toll in Ukraine crashThere were 27 Australians on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine, killing all on board, the European head of Malaysia Airlines says. Among the other nationalities on board were 154 Dutch, 11 Indonesians, 23 Malaysians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three from the...

    MH17 crash site: impact threw us to the ground, say shocked witnesses
    Jul18

    MH17 crash site: impact threw us to the ground, say shocked witnesses

    Our reporter at scene of downed Malaysian airliner sees debris and body parts across huge area near Russia-Ukraine borderThe field near the tiny rural hamlet where MH17 plunged to the ground was a scene of smouldering charred earth and twisted metal as shocked locals milled about, trying to comprehend what had happened. A piece of the...

    Ukrainian president calls Malaysia Airlines crash a ‘terrorist attack’ – video
    Jul17

    Ukrainian president calls Malaysia Airlines crash a ‘terrorist attack’ – video

    Journalists and emergency services examine the crash site near the eastern Ukrainian town of Grabovo where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 fell on Thursday. Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko says he does not believe the crash was an accident but a ‘terrorist attack’. Both the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists have...

    Former air crash investigator says Ukraine-Russia tensions could hamper investigations
    Jul17

    Former air crash investigator says Ukraine-Russia tensions could hamper investigations

    David Gleave explains the implications of the crash for Malaysia Airlines and international flight in eastern Europe …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 was flying just 1,000ft above restricted airspace
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 was flying just 1,000ft above restricted airspace

    All flights now barred from eastern Ukraine, where airliner was downed, but UK carriers recently given all-clear to overfly areaMalaysia Airlines flight MH17 was flying just 1,000 feet (300 metres) above restricted airspace when it was shot down, according to the European air traffic control body.Eurocontrol said Ukrainian authorities had barred...

    Missile destroys Malaysia Airlines plane and kills 295 people
    Jul17

    Missile destroys Malaysia Airlines plane and kills 295 people

    Pro-Russia rebels are blamed as airliner is downed over Ukraine, close to Russian borderThe president of Ukraine accused Pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet, killing all 280 passengers and 15 crew.The huge loss of life threatens to have wide-ranging and unpredictable consequences, coming just...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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