• Saturday, July 26, 2014

MH17

Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

Published Date: July 25, 2014
Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian crisis, US and European sanctions had mainly targeted a handful of individuals, sparing economic...

Published Date: July 25, 2014
Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country was ready to...

Published Date: July 25, 2014
More bodies, 'huge piece of plane' discovered a week after MH17 disaster

More bodies, 'huge piece of plane' discovered a week after MH17 disaster

  Investigators have found more human remains and a huge section of a plane at the crash site of the downed flight MH17, an international monitor has claimed. The bodies have been marked with a white flag but have not been removed as investigators do not have the facilities to handle human remains, Michael Bociurkiw,...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

Two transport planes carrying bodies and remains of those killed on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands. The planes transported 51 bags containing bodies or body parts from Ukraine on Thursday, officials say. The Netherlands received 40 bodies on Wednesday, and has now begun the long process of identifying remains. Pro-Russian rebels...

Published Date: July 23, 2014
First MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

First MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared. Experts there will begin to identify the dead, most of whom were Dutch. Hearses with #MH17 victims coffins leave the tarmac next to the flags of the victim's nations at...

Published Date: July 23, 2014
Ukrainian villagers recall how MH17 victims dropped from the sky

Ukrainian villagers recall how MH17 victims dropped from the sky

Bodies dropped from the sky onto streets and houses like weights as the burning aircraft disintegrated as it plummeted to the ground, rural Ukrainians recalled. Valeny Vodnev, 50, said he was in his house when he heard two booming sounds. Thinking it was an attack by Ukrainian armed forces, he ran out and saw...

Published Date: July 22, 2014
Twitter, Facebook spammers exploit MH17 crash

Twitter, Facebook spammers exploit MH17 crash

Scammers are using the MH17 disaster in east Ukraine to spread objectionable links, online security experts have warned. A link to a pornographic website disguised as a video of the Malaysia Airlines crash was posted on a Facebook page dedicated to one victim. Many tweets have been posted that appeared to report the disaster, but...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
‘BUK missile launcher that shot down jet’ now back in Russia

‘BUK missile launcher that shot down jet’ now back in Russia

A Russian blogger has uploaded video footage that may show the BUK anti-air missile launcher which shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last week, reports independent.co.uk. Ukrainian sources have seized on the clip as evidence that the launcher – key to the investigation into the deaths of the 298 people on board...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
MH17 crash site needs full forensic sweep: Dutch

MH17 crash site needs full forensic sweep: Dutch

Dutch experts called Monday for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down and told armed separatists guarding rail cars full of victims' bodies in a nearby town the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible. Four days after the Boeing 777 was shot out...

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said Sunday. Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars at a station in the rebel-held...