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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

  • 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...

  • Government takeover, 'overhaul' of Malaysia Airlines planned

    Government takeover, 'overhaul' of Malaysia Airlines planned

    Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund on Friday proposed buying out the approximately 30% of the carrier’s shares it does not own and delisting it as a publicly traded company.   “The proposed...

  • Investigators collecting remains, evidence from MH-17 crash site

    Investigators collecting remains, evidence from MH-17 crash site

    International investigators on Friday collected decomposing remains and belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster after finally getting access to the eastern Ukraine crash site, Dutch officials reported. "We hope that the start of these activities and the recovery of these...

  • Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster investigators, officials said Monday. The United...

  • Russian foreign minister holds to hard line on Ukraine

    Russian foreign minister holds to hard line on Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dug in his heels concerning the war in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged involvement in the conflict, saying that the government in Kiev had overstepped its bounds in fighting the insurgency. “The Ukrainian authorities think they can use any means in...

  • Malaysian athletes honor victims of Flight 17

    Malaysian athletes honor victims of Flight 17

    Malaysian athletes wore black arm bands and held their flag at half-staff as they marched in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which began competition in Scotland on Thursday. The national team was honoring the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine this...

  • U.S. says Russia firing artillery into Ukraine

    U.S. says Russia firing artillery into Ukraine

    U.S. intelligence agencies have evidence that Russia is firing artillery at Ukrainian military positions from inside Russian territory, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday. Russia has boosted its support for Ukrainian separatists since a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down by a surface-to-air...

  • Bodies of Malaysia jet victims arrive in Netherlands

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims arrive in Netherlands

    As a military trumpet sounded in tribute, the first bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday after an airborne journey from Ukraine. Sixteen coffins were aboard a Dutch military flight and 24 aboard an Australian jet, both of which left...

  • U.S. officials believe attack against Malaysian plane was mistake

    U.S. officials believe attack against Malaysian plane was mistake

    American intelligence agencies believe Ukrainian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet by mistake, possibly by misreading fuzzy radar images on a sophisticated surface-to-air missile launcher provided by Russia, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. The launcher that...

  • At least 200 bodies from downed jet arrive in Ukraine-controlled city

    At least 200 bodies from downed jet arrive in Ukraine-controlled city

    A train carrying the bodies of at least 200 victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived in the government-controlled Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday afternoon, bringing some relief to their families five days after the plane was downed. Dutch specialists said they had recorded 200 bodies...

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