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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...

Food Safety Law

'Enforcement to take long'

The implementation of Safe Food Act 2013 will take long, Food Minister Qamrul Islam said yesterday, two days after the High Court ordered the government to enforce the law in two months.  The court on July 20 asked the law secretary to enforce the law after finalising the relevant rules and issuing a gazette notification within the stipulated time. India and Malaysia have similar laws in place to ensure food safety, whose implementation took three to four years, the minister said...

MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain

MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain

The black boxes from downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators, it has been confirmed. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said they had been delivered to its headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire. Experts will attempt to download data from the recorders following a request by authorities in...

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...

Malaysia Airlines bans use of MH17 flight number

Malaysia Airlines bans use of MH17 flight number

Malaysia Airline says it is retiring the flight number of the plane that was shot down over Ukraine. The carrier said in a statement that as of Friday, it will no longer use MH17 to identify any of its Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flights, reports Mail Online. Instead of MH17, the Airline will use flight number MH19...

Khaleda Leaves Dhaka

Trip to serve 3 purposes

Trip to serve 3 purposes

It's a three-in-one tour. There will be Umrah, family reunion and political meetings when Khaleda Zia visits Saudi Arabia this week with her two sons -- Tarique Rahman from the UK and Arafat Rahman Koko from Malaysia -- joining her there. Khaleda left for Saudi Arabia in an Emirates flight around 9:45 last night at...

MH17 crash: 196 bodies found

MH17 crash: 196 bodies found

Emergency workers in Ukraine say they have now found 196 bodies at the crash site of Malaysia airliner MH17. A total of 298 people were on board the plane, when it was reportedly hit by a missile over a rebel-held area in Donetsk region on Thursday. Western countries have criticised restrictions imposed by rebels at...

MH17 victims train bound for unknown destination

MH17 victims train bound for unknown destination

The bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are being loaded on to three railway carriages, apparently with refrigerator capability, which are standing at the train station in the town of Torez, several miles from the crash site in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, reports the British daily The Guardian. The Guardian witnessed...

Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine — blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld judgment, expressing shock but refusing to say more until more facts are in. The caution is not surprising: Several former Soviet...

What is known about MH17 crash in Ukraine

What is known about MH17 crash in Ukraine

Here's what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday's crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine:  The plane A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which the carrier said was carrying 283 passengers, including three infants, and 15 crew members on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After leaving...

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