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Australian PM hits out at ‘shambolic’ MH17 crash site

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Monday hit out at the “shambolic” situation at the MH17 crash site as he demanded Russian President Vladimir Putin back up assurances with action.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Anti-Russia sentiment running deep in Malaysia

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Many Malaysians are urging their government and world leaders to take a tough stance against Russia after pro-Russia rebels allegedly shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet, with some calling for economic sanctions and a boycott of Russian goods.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Distraught Dutch mother: ‘Send my children home’

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A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, appealing directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin to return the bodies of her son and his girlfriend.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US: Russia behind crash

Pro-Russian fighters walk on a road with victims' bodies lying in bags by the side at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied. AP

The United States government has concluded that the passenger jet felled over Ukraine was shot down by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile launched from rebel-held territory and most likely provided by Russia to pro-Moscow separatists, officials said on Friday.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,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 »

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