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Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Malaysia Airlines flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Separatist pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian government traded accusations over who is to blame for the attack on the civilian airliner that killed all 298 people on board the plane.  

‘Our hell beyond hell’: Parents of Hong Kong-raised children lost on flight MH17 tell of grief

Three siblings on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over the Ukraine grew up in Hong Kong and were much-loved students at the Australian International School.

Saturday, 26 July, 2014, 3:03am 7 comments

Second wave of planes carrying flight MH17 bodies from Ukraine arrives in the Netherlands

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from MH17 disaster arrived in the Netherlands as Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site.

25 Jul 2014 - 5:33pm

Fighting rages near flight MH17 crash site, frustrating investigations

A Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down flight MH17, and it could have originated in Russia.

25 Jul 2014 - 5:45pm 1 comment

MH17 voice recorder in good condition, say aviation experts

The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the UN civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts.

25 Jul 2014 - 5:12pm

United States presents fresh evidence on MH17 downing, but remains unsure on who fired missile

The Obama administration released satellite images and other sensitive intelligence that officials said proved Moscow had trained and equipped rebels in Ukraine responsible for the attack.

24 Jul 2014 - 8:11am 3 comments

Kiev accuses Russia of shooting down fighter jets near flight MH17 crash site

Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down yesterday, not far from where a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 aboard.

24 Jul 2014 - 12:33pm 10 comments

First plane carrying bodies of MH17 victims arrives in Netherlands as nation mourns

The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, with grieving relatives and the king and queen solemnly receiving the as yet unidentified victims.

24 Jul 2014 - 12:31pm 3 comments

Book of condolence for victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 opens in Hong Kong

Hongkongers, including the city's 90,000 Australian passport holders, have been invited to pay their respects to the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, after the Australian consulate in Wan Chai opened a public condolence book.

24 Jul 2014 - 1:08am 1 comment

MH17 crash a wake-up call to stop the supply of weapons to insurgents

The crash of a Malaysian passenger jet over eastern Ukraine has brought into focus the horrors of a conflict in which powerful countries play proxy games.

24 Jul 2014 - 1:40am

Pro-Russia rebels may have shot down MH17 by mistake, says US official

The MH17 jet may have been shot down by 'mistake' by ill-trained pro-Russian separatists, US intelligence officials said, as Malaysia sent black boxes to Britain for analysis.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:56pm 3 comments

Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster - to Syria

A no-fly area declared in eastern Ukraine after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is a rare restriction shared with rogue states like North Korea, prompting some airlines to question whether rules for flights over war zones need tightening.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am 3 comments

Malaysians rally outside embassies in first major public expression of outrage over MH17

Hundreds of Malaysians demonstrated outside the Russian and Ukrainian embassies in Kuala Lumpur yesterday demanding justice over a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine.

23 Jul 2014 - 6:17pm

Russia backs UN resolution demanding international access to MH17 crash site

Even as a reluctant Russia backed a UN Security Council resolution demanding international access to the crash site of MH17, military officials in Moscow came out swinging in defence, saying there was evidence suggesting that Ukrainian air defence forces could be to blame for the tragedy and lambasting the west for "unfounded accusations".

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am

MH17 downing underscores world's dilemma of how to deal with Putin

I was in Kuala Lumpur last weekend, where flags flew at half mast for the victims of flight MH17 and the key terms in the media coverage seemed to be "outrage" and "damning".

23 Jul 2014 - 4:09am 11 comments

Will Malaysia Airlines recover from disaster? Here are 5 companies which never did

As rescuers continue to search for bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, many are questioning whether the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight 370, can survive.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm