Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Full Coverage : MH17 TRAGEDY

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 – Flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur — with 295 people aboard crashed in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday. Ukrainian officials said it was shot down by pro-Russia militants, possibly with a heavy, Soviet-era ground-to-air missile.

MH17 tragedy: Russian experts aim to examine Malaysian jet debris
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July 31, 2014

After several failed attempts, experts from the Netherlands and Australia tried reach the crash site.

Ukraine fighting prevents crash site visit despite international deal
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July 27, 2014

The eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are gripped by heavy fighting between Ukraine forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Dutch police travel to site of MH17 plane disaster
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A dozen Dutch policemen in armored SUVs set off for the site late Sunday morning.

Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on police access to crash site, says Malaysian PM
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I hope that this agreement with Mr Borodai will ensure security on the ground, said Najib in the statement.

MH17 Tragedy: Planes with bodies arrive in Netherlands
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July 25, 2014

Human remains continue to be found a full week after the plane went down.

Obama, Abbott, Rutte, demand full access to MH17 crash site
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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern UKraine killing all 298 people on board.

Australia ready to send police to help guard Ukraine crash site
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July 24, 2014

The Boeing 777 was shot down last week in eastern Ukraine, twenty eight Australians were killed.

‘Weeks or months’ until Malaysian remains from MH17 can be returned home, says Malaysian PM
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Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by July 28 for Hari Raya.

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash
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July 23, 2014

Flight 17 took off around 12:15 p.m. on what should have been an 11 hour and 45 minute flight.

Malaysia collects DNA samples to identify MH17 victims
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The health ministry began collecting DNA blood samples of relatives of those who died in the MH17 crash.

Britain still exporting arms to Russia: Parliamentary Report
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The majority of export licenses that remain in place for Russia are for commercial use.

MH17 Tragedy: Black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis, says Malaysia
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Malaysia also called for a comprehensive investigation by international independent bodies into the crash.

Train carrying MH17 bodies reaches government-held Ukrainian city
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Five refrigerated wagons containing 200 body bags reached the city of Kharkiv.

United States on MH17: Russia trained, equipped rebels who shot down the plane
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The Post said that the US spy agencies have not reached any conclusions on the motive for the attack.

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to help MH17 crash probe, press rebels
Putin had ordered tens ofthousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine's border to return to their bases.
July 22, 2014

Ukrainian authorities must be called upon to abide by elementary decency, said Putin.

MH17 bodies expected on Wednesday, IDs could take months: Dutch PM
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Australia, lost 37 citizens in the crash, is also sending forensics experts to Eindhoven, said defence ministry.

UNSC demands “unrestricted” access, Intl probe into MH17 crash
Ukrainian Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a plastic bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. (Source: AP)

The 15-nation Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the downing of MH17 on July 17 in Donetsk.

Malaysia Airlines plane diverts from Ukraine to Syria
MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine, where the military has been fighting pro-Russia separatists.

Many airlines flying over crisis-stricken eastern Ukraine abandoned the route between Asia and Europe.

Ukraine rebels release train with bodies, handover black boxes from downed Malaysian jet
A Malaysian investigator takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Source: AP)
July 21, 2014

International pressure has forced the Pro-Russia rebels to hand over the bodies and black boxes from MH17.

Putin blames others for exploiting Ukraine crash
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Putin says the tragedy is being used for others’ “mercenary objectives,” although he does not say specifically who.

MH17 tragedy: Anti-Russia sentiment running deep in Malaysia
A monk prays during a special prayer for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Malaysia on Sunday. (Source: AP)
July 20, 2014

Russia’s govt is being accused of not doing enough to ensure proper access of authorities to crash site.

Pro-Russian rebels agree to handover MH17 black boxes, crash victims to International Civil Aviation
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Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the MH17 crash site.

MH17 fallout: Rattled Malaysia Airlines to offer refunds even for non-refundable tickets to travellers
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Passengers can change or cancel their tickets without attracting financial penalty by Thursday.

Rebels to ‘guarantee safety’ of monitors if Kiev argees truce
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Donetsk People’s Republic’s Dy Premier Andrei Purgin urged Kiev to “immediately conclude such an agreement” with the rebels.

Merkel to Putin: Use influence to achieve ceasefire in Ukraine
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Merkel had underlined the importance of a ceasefire to carry out an investigation into the air disaster.

Singapore Airlines apologises for insensitive postings on MH17 airliner
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The post was in response to requests from customers who had asked for information about the airline’s flight routes.

MH17 tragedy: Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site
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Many see the hand of Russia, either for its suspected support of the insurgents or perhaps for firing the missile itself.

MH17 tragedy: Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence; rebels deny any wrongdoing
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July 19, 2014

The Ukraine govt has alleged that the rebels have taken 38 bodies from the site to conduct their own autopsies.

Top AIDS official says 6 colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100
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All 298 people on board died, with US officials blaming armed Ukrainian rebels for downing the jet with a missile.

US Pentagon: Russia providing heavy weapons to Ukrainian rebels
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President Barack Obama pointed towards Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist for shooting down MH17.

Malaysia PM’s step-grandmother was on MH17
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Siti Amirah, was headed there to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Islam’s biggest festival, at the end ofthe Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

MH17: Hours after blaming Russia-backed separatists, Obama reaches out to global leaders for ‘impartial’ probe
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UK, Germany and Australia agreed on a prompt, full, unimpeded and transparent international probe.

Obama turns screw: Russia-backed rebels shot down plane
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Calls attack an ‘outrage of unspeakable proportions’, says world has no time for ‘games’ or ‘propaganda’

Indian AIDS researchers mourn loss of Joep Lange
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Dr Gilada is scheduled to fly Air India to Melbourne on Saturday.

Pro-Russian rebels ‘talk’: We shot down a plane… definitely civilian
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Ukraine releases what it says is tape between rebels, Russian officials: Black boxes ‘found’ by rebels

All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengers
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July 18, 2014

For one Australian family, the Ukraine crash represented an almost unbelievable double tragedy.

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