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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 likely downed by ‘high-energy objects’, report finds
    Sep09

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 likely downed by ‘high-energy objects’, report finds

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a...

    Ukraine Death Toll Edges Up Despite Ceasefire
    Sep09

    Ukraine Death Toll Edges Up Despite Ceasefire

    Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed since the start of a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists last Friday in eastern Ukraine, a defense ministry official was quoted on Tuesday as saying. The ceasefire is part of a peace plan intended to end a five-month-old conflict the United Nations says has killed more than...

    Donetsk Separatists Celebrate WWII Liberation
    Sep09

    Donetsk Separatists Celebrate WWII Liberation

    Separatists in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, celebrated the 71st anniversary of the city’s liberation from German forces in 1943 on September 8. Speakers told a crowd of several hundred the battle against ”fascism” was continuing, referring to the current conflict against Ukrainian government forces. A cease-fire which came into...

    Malaysia Flight 17 likely downed by ‘high-energy objects’ outside plane, report says
    Sep09

    Malaysia Flight 17 likely downed by ‘high-energy objects’ outside plane, report says

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the …...

    MH17 ‘hit by high-energy objects’
    Sep09

    MH17 ‘hit by high-energy objects’

    In a new report, Dutch investigators lay out what little they know about what brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    ‘High-Energy Objects’ Downed Jet Over Ukraine
    Sep09

    ‘High-Energy Objects’ Downed Jet Over Ukraine

    Air accident investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said high-energy objects struck the plane and caused it to break apart midflight. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Preliminary report says jet ‘penetrated’ by external force
    Sep09

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Preliminary report says jet ‘penetrated’ by external force

    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.” …read more Source:...

    Isolated Cease-Fire Violations Reported in Ukraine as President Visits Front Line
    Sep09

    Isolated Cease-Fire Violations Reported in Ukraine as President Visits Front Line

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited the eastern port city of Mariupol on Monday and attempted to reassure his compatriots by promising a “crushing defeat” to pro-Kremlin rebels gathered nearby if they violated a precarious cease-fire agreement. Poroshenko received a warm welcome and declared that the rebels had returned over 1,200...

    Report: MH17 Hit by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Split up Mid-air
    Sep09

    Report: MH17 Hit by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Split up Mid-air

    Dutch investigators say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 likely broke up mid-air over eastern Ukraine after being hit by numerous “high-energy objects.” The preliminary report released by the Dutch Safety Board comes nearly two months after the plane crashed in rebel-held territory in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Western...

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts
    Sep09

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, investigators examining a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch t… …read more Source: The Bismarck...