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Malaysia Airlines crew member accused of sexual harassment

Malaysia Airlines crew member accused of sexual harassment

Beleaguered Malaysia Airlines today admitted it is working with French authorities after one of its cabin crew members was accused of sexual harassment on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, reports Travel Pulse. The alleged incident happened on August 4 on Flight MH 320. An Australian woman had expressed her fear of flying to...

MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags are flying at half-mast for the day of mourning. Flight...

'MH17 crash: Unlikely that air-to-air missile used'

'MH17 crash: Unlikely that air-to-air missile used'

Based on military intelligence and the remains found of MH17, it was impossible that an air-to-air missile was used to take down the plane said Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. "It was a surface-to-air missile and in that area, such a system could be available to the Ukrainian side or the rebel forces," Hishammuddin told...

Air crash investigators get to work at Ukraine MH17 site

Air crash investigators get to work at Ukraine MH17 site

A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts has finally got to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine. They arrived in a convoy with Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitors and began setting up a base in a farm. Australia believes that around 80 bodies...

8 civilians die as fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

8 civilians die as fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants. Authorities in Luhansk said Monday that five people were killed and 15 injured by overnight artillery strikes. Three were killed in Donetsk as a result of clashes, the city's government...

Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

The downing of Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says. Ukraine and Western governments believe pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17, using a Russia-supplied missile system. Moscow and the rebels have blamed Ukrainian forces for the plane crash. All 298 people on board -...

Int’l police get access to MH17 crash site

Int’l police get access to MH17 crash site

Malaysia's Prime Minister said on Sunday that an agreement had been reached with separatists in Ukraine to give international police access to the site where a Malaysian plane was downed and enable investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed, reports Reuters. A statement issued by Najib Razak's office said the agreement with separatist leader...

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day in this eastern Ukrainian town, residents recounted. Plenty of military equipment...

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...

Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

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...

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