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Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

Malaysia Airlines crew members hold flowers as they wait outside Bunga Raya Complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport where victims' bodies of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to be flown back, in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when the jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine

Shoppers take a photo next to prayer notes for passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The crash of the Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine a week ago killed all 298 people. AP

Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pro-Russia Ukrainians thought they downed a military plane

A man covers a body with a plastic sheet near the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. AP

Social media posts by pro-Russia insurgents in Ukraine—most of them hastily removed—suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian army plane before realizing in horror that it was in fact a packed Malaysian airliner.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AIDS community mourns deaths of 100 delegates

SHADOWS IN A FIELD OF SUNFLOWERS  Ukrainian coal miners on Friday take on the grim task of searching in a meadow of the flowers of summer in the village of Rozypne for pieces of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down by separatist rebels near the border with Russia in strife-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday. All 298 people aboard the plane, including three Filipinos, were killed. AP

The world AIDS community was in mourning on Friday with as many as 100 passengers reportedly on a crashed Malaysia Airlines plane heading to Australia for a global conference on the epidemic.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

22 bodies counted at Ukraine plane crash site

In this photo taken with a mobile phone provided by Andrei Kashtanov, smoke rises from where a Malaysia Airlines commercial plane crashed in eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines has said 295 people were aboard the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo/Andrei Kashtanov) MANDATORY CREDIT

Ukraine said passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »