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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.

  • Dutch go into mourning for victims of Malaysia jet downing

    Dutch go into mourning for victims of Malaysia jet downing

    The Netherlands went into national mourning Friday over the scores of Dutch victims in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which took off from Amsterdam but never reached its destination. More than half of the 298 people who died were Dutch. The tally reached 189 on Friday, up from the...

  • High-tech spycraft tracked missile's path to Malaysia Airlines jet

    High-tech spycraft tracked missile's path to Malaysia Airlines jet

    Advanced U.S. satellites played a key role in the determination by intelligence officials that a surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine on Thursday. The assessment was almost certainly based on a technical branch of spycraft known as measurement and signature intelligence,...

  • Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among 298 killed on Malaysian jet

    Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among 298 killed on Malaysian jet

    A prominent AIDS researcher and others en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are among the victims in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. All 298 aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed. More than half of those...

  • Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace

    Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was cruising just 1,000 feet above restricted airspace when it was struck by a missile in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to aviation and intelligence officials. Despite ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, including the recent downing of two military aircraft, Ukrainian...

  • Powerful Buk missile launcher suspected in Malaysia Airlines crash

    Powerful Buk missile launcher suspected in Malaysia Airlines crash

    The surface-to-air missile launcher that a Ukrainian official has said is responsible for taking down a Malaysia Airlines flight on Thursday is a long-range weapon that has up to a 90% chance of downing an airplane in one shot, according to military publications and published reports. An advisor...

  • Missile downed Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, U.S. official says

    Missile downed Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, U.S. official says

    U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over eastern Ukraine was brought down by a surface-to-air missile, according to a senior U.S. official. It remains uncertain who fired the missile that shot down the Boeing 777 carrying 298 passengers and crew members...

  • Lawmakers warn of more sanctions against Russia over Malaysia disaster

    Lawmakers warn of more sanctions against Russia over Malaysia disaster

    Shocked by the apparent shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, lawmakers said Thursday they were ready to toughen U.S. sanctions against Russia if evidence shows their intervention in the conflict played a role in the deadly attack. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...

  • Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

    Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

    The downing of a passenger plane flying over Ukraine rattled U.S. financial markets Thursday, deepening a slide set off by a batch of disappointing company earnings and a weak home construction report. All three major stock indexes ended lower for the first time in a week, but remained near record...

  • Jason Biggs' Malaysia Airlines joke not very successful at all

    Jason Biggs' Malaysia Airlines joke not very successful at all

    Jason Biggs made a joke online about Thursday's Malaysia Airlines wreck in Ukraine. People on Twitter got upset and called him names. Biggs proceeded to own his tweet instead of deleting it and -- how do we say it politely? -- told those who were upset that they should get over themselves. People...

  • Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash

    Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash

    Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk. Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have been shot down, and an advisor to Ukraine's...

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