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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.

  • Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim

    Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim

    President Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said on...

  • Jason Biggs apologizes, deletes joke tweet about Malaysia Airlines

    Jason Biggs apologizes, deletes joke tweet about Malaysia Airlines

    Actor Jason Biggs was fully owning his Malaysia Airlines Twitter joke on Thursday morning. But by the afternoon, he'd switched to owning up. "Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were," Biggs wrote in the...

  • AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines crash honored in L.A.

    AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines crash honored in L.A.

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is holding a memorial today to honor the contingent of HIV researchers who were among the 298 people who perished when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine. The foundation announced that it would create a memorial space in its building at 1811...

  • AIDS activists hit hard by losses from downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS activists hit hard by losses from downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS activists, researchers and caregivers often gather to learn from each other, swap notes and look ahead at how to fight one of the greatest public health challenges of their lives. This year, the 20th International AIDS conference is being held in Melbourne, Australia, amid the grim news that...

  • Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says

    Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says

    Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the “Buk” antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday. The Russian-designed missile system, also known as an SA-11, “is...

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