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    ‘High-energy objects’ likely downed Malaysia Airlines MH17: report
    Sep09

    ‘High-energy objects’ likely downed Malaysia Airlines MH17: report

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    MH17 crash likely caused by ‘objects penetrating aircraft from outside’: report
    Sep09

    MH17 crash likely caused by ‘objects penetrating aircraft from outside’: report

    A preliminary report into the July 17 crash over Ukraine that killed 298 people says it was not caused by a technical fault. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Donetsk, in E. Ukraine, Shelled Despite Cease-Fire
    Sep09

    Donetsk, in E. Ukraine, Shelled Despite Cease-Fire

    The city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was shelled overnight, despite a cease-fire signed by the government and pro-Russian separatists late last week. Witnesses said Ukrainian positions in the rebel-held city were hit by mortar and rocket fire four times during the night. It was unclear if there were casualties. The cease-fire has largely held...

    MH17: Preliminary Crash Report Blames ‘High-Energy Objects’
    Sep09

    MH17: Preliminary Crash Report Blames ‘High-Energy Objects’

    Dutch experts have released a preliminary report into the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on July 17, saying that the plane was hit by “high-energy objects.” All 298 people on board, including 193 Dutch citizens, died in the incident. The report is the first official paper to come from the Dutch...

    Cease-Fire? Shelling Hits School in Eastern Ukraine
    Sep09

    Cease-Fire? Shelling Hits School in Eastern Ukraine

    Officials said that four Ukrainian servicemen have died and 29 have been injured since the start of the cease-fire Friday. …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 preliminary report says jet ‘penetrated’
    Sep09

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 preliminary report says jet ‘penetrated’

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 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 concludes. …read more Source:...

    Russia Denies Military Planes Approached Canadian Warship
    Sep09

    Russia Denies Military Planes Approached Canadian Warship

    A Russian Defense Ministry official dismissed on Tuesday a complaint by Ottawa that Russian military aircraft had acted provocatively by flying near a Canadian warship sailing in the Black Sea. Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said on Monday that Russian aircraft had on Sunday circled the frigate Toronto as it took part in a military...

    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...