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  • Updated: Missile fired from rebel area - US

    Updated: Missile fired from rebel area - US

    A US envoy has told the UN the missile that downed a Malaysian airliner is likely to have been fired from a separatist-held area in eastern Ukraine. Samantha Power added that the US cannot rule out the possibility of help from Russia in the launch...

  • Putin calls for peace in Ukraine

    Putin calls for peace in Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir Putin says all parties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should lay down their arms and engage in talks as soon as possible after a passenger plane was shot down. Mr Putin said in comments carried by Russian news...

  • Family hit by second tragedy

    An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine. Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary...

  • Accusations fly amid airliner probe

    Accusations fly amid airliner probe

    All sides have traded accusations as the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines crash gathered pace. US intelligence authorities said a surface-to-air missile downed the plane, but have not yet been able to say who fired it. Ukraine has called...

  • Plane crash site body count rises

    Plane crash site body count rises

    Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners have spread out across sunflower fields and tiny Ukrainian villages, searching through the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as it flew miles above the country's...

  • Downed passenger plane: impact for airliners and passengers

    Downed passenger plane: impact for airliners and passengers

    The possibility that the passenger plane downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines. Airlines might have to be more vigilant about avoiding...

  • 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq

    Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of this year, the UN says. The time period corresponds with an offensive by the Islamic State extremist group and other Sunni militants which has overrun a huge chunk...

  • Updated: Berlusconi cleared in sex case

    Updated: Berlusconi cleared in sex case

    An Italian appeals court has acquitted former premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case. The court's decision also throws out his seven-year-prison sentence and lifetime ban on holding political office, handed to him by a lower court when...

  • Malaysia Airlines trying to arrange safe access to crash site - airport

    Malaysia Airlines trying to arrange safe access to crash site - airport

    Malaysia Airlines is trying to arrange safe access for relatives of victims to the site in eastern Ukraine where its Boeing 777 airliner crashed killing all 298 on board, a spokeswoman for Amsterdam airport said. "The relatives, a few hundred of...

  • Signal fault blamed for France train crash

    Faulty maintenance on a signal and hot weather may have played a role in a collision between two trains in south-west France in which 25 people were injured, the country's transport chief has said. France, whose extensive train network is widely...

  • Updated: Israel intensifies assault on Gaza

    Updated: Israel intensifies assault on Gaza

    Israeli troops are pushing deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels as the Palestinian death toll from the ground offensive passed 20. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to prepare for...

  • Politician jailed for Briton murder

    A Sri Lankan court has sentenced a ruling party politician to 20 years in prison for killing a British tourist and raping his Russian girlfriend more than two years ago. Three others were given the same sentence as Sampath Vidanapathirana by the...

  • Rescuers comb scene of plane crash

    Rescuers comb scene of plane crash

    Rescue workers, police and even coal miners are combing the site where a Malaysian jet crashed after being shot from the sky by what US intelligence officials believe was a surface-to-air missile, scattering wreckage and bodies across the...

  • Second Malaysian plane's "black box" found in Ukraine - Reuters witness

    Second Malaysian plane's "black box" found in Ukraine - Reuters witness

    Rescue workers recovered a second flight recorder on Friday from the Malaysian airliner brought down in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters cameraman on the scene said. Pro-Russian separatists in the region said yesterday they had found one of the "black...

  • International probe demanded after Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine, 298 dead

    International probe demanded after Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine, 298 dead

    World leaders have demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed, a tragedy that could further heighten tensions between Russia and the...

  • World Aids experts perish in crash

    World Aids experts perish in crash

    Several passengers aboard the Malaysian jet shot down over Ukraine were world-renowned researchers on their way to an international Aids conference in Australia, it has emerged. "A number of people" on board the Boeing 777 were en route to the...

  • Pope seeks justice for bomb victims

    Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using what is increasingly becoming his signature way of communicating - an amateur smartphone video message. The video, to be shown during the official...

  • 295 dead as Malaysian airliner is downed in Ukraine war zone

    295 dead as Malaysian airliner is downed in Ukraine war zone

    A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine yesterday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Ukraine accused...

  • Gaza fighting surges with no firm sign ceasefire near

    Gaza fighting surges with no firm sign ceasefire near

    Israeli leaders yesterday played down prospects of a permanent Gaza ceasefire and fighting returned to a familiar pattern of Palestinian rocket salvoes and Israeli bombing after a five-hour humanitarian truce. An Israeli official said earlier that...

  • Assassination and more airport shelling deepen the chaos in Libya

    Several shells hit the terminal of Libya’s main airport yesterday as rival militias fought in Tripoli for a fifth day, and gunmen assassinated a female politician in the east. In another sign of growing turmoil, air controllers halted work in...

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