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Malaysia sets day of mourning as first Flight 17 remains due home
Malaysia sets day of mourning as first Flight 17 remains due home

Still far from closure or clarity in its national tragedy, Malaysia on Thursday declared a day of mourning on Aug. 22 for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot out of the sky over Ukraine nearly a month ago. The remains of the first 16 Malaysian victims from the July 17 disaster are due to be flown from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that day, retracing the flight path of the doomed jet brought down by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile that Western intelligence says was fired from separatist-held territory. Debris from the Boeing 777 and remains of the 298 people on board fell across a wide swath of insurgent-controlled farmland near the eastern Ukrainian village of Hrabove....

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