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As first anniversary looms, MH17 families demand justice

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:56 PM

It s Ramadan and we feel the sadness

DAY OF MOURNING. A young boy lights a candle in commemoration of the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane accident in eastern Ukraine in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash

Dec 24, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Russian investigators say they have new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash which killed 298 people

WRECK. A man walks on July 17, 2014 amongst the wreckage of Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Photo by Alexander Khudoteply

Malaysia Airlines losses widen in wake of disasters

Nov 29, 2014 - 7:59 AM

The airline blames the double impact of the MH370 and MH17 incidents and the continued intensified industry competition for a worsening performance

LOSSES AFTER DISASTERS. A file photo dated 10 March 2014 shows a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airplane sitting on the tarmac moments before its scheduled departure. File photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

MH17 wreckage removal starts in rebel-held east Ukraine

Nov 16, 2014 - 3:52 PM

UPDATED The investigation team says the wreckage will be collected close to the crash site before being transported to the government controlled city of Kharkiv and then flown to The Netherlands

A picture taken on November 7, 2014, shows parts of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Last MH17 victims may never be recovered

Nov 08, 2014 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders says they will do everything they can to recover all the remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

A picture taken on November 7, 2014, shows parts of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk. Dutch investigators have found more human remains at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing shot down over war-torn Ukraine, an official with the separatist authorities in the region said Friday. However, it was too early to say whether the remains were those of people killed in the downing of flight MH17 or combatants in the fighting that has taken place in the same area between rebels and Ukrainian government forces. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF

Human remains found at Ukraine's MH17 crash site

Nov 08, 2014 - 9:07 AM

So far 289 victims have been identified among body parts recovered from the site but no wreckage has been retrieved due to safety issues

PROBE CONTINUES. A picture taken on November 7, 2014, shows a part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk. Dutch investigators have found more human remains at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing shot down over war-torn Ukraine. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site – report

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:07 AM

MH17 passenger Daisy Oehlers family is angry and frustrated because it s taking so long to find her

In this file photo, journalists look at debris from the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the grass some 100 Km east from Donetsk, Ukraine, 19 July 2014. Robert Ghement/EPA

Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site as search resumes

Oct 14, 2014 - 8:31 AM

The Dutch are part of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE team that has brokered a return to the place where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in rebel held territory on July 17

Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, July 20, 2014. Igot Kovalenko/EPA

Dutch prosecutors ask: Where was MH17 missile launched?

Sep 12, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Dutch prosecutors say they need to know where a missile that may have shot down flight MH17 was fired from in eastern Ukraine before criminal charges could be laid

Debris of the Boeing 777 at the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane crash site, near the village of Rozsypne in Eastern Ukraine, 03 August 2014. Jerry Lampen/EPA

MH17 preliminary crash report due September 9

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:20 PM

UPDATED Netherlands safety board: In the months to come further investigation is needed before the final report is written

WRECKAGE. Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

First Australian MH17 victims due home this week – PM

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Abbott tells the Australian parliament that identification of the victims remains was a very very slow process

HOME SOON. A column of funeral hearses carrying remains of MH17 victims travel from the airbase in Eindhoven to Hilversum, The Netherlands, 24 July 2014. Robin van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Malaysia falls silent in honor of returning MH17 dead

Aug 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Malaysians across the country of 28 million went silent at 10:55 am 0255 GMT; 10:55 am Philippine time about an hour after a Malaysia Airlines flight landed with the remains of 20 people from MH17

MH17. The remains of MH17 Malaysian victims that will be flown back to Malaysia from Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 August 2014. Anp Koen Van Weel/EPA

Australia, Netherlands vow justice for MH17 victims

Aug 12, 2014 - 1:20 PM

We owe it to the dead we owe it to the grieving families to bring them the victims home and to give them justice

SOLIDARITY. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte (R) during a press conference in Rutte's official residence, the Catshuis, in The Hague, The Netherlands, 11 August 2014. Martijn Beekman/EPA

65 victims of MH17 identified, last experts home

Aug 10, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Meanwhile the last of the Dutch Australian and Malaysian investigators left Ukraine for the Netherlands national news agency ANP reported

BACK FROM UKRAINE. The last members of the repatriation mission who were active in the area of the MH17 plane crash arrive at the Eindhoven Airbase, The Netherlands, 09 August 2014. Koen Verheijden/EPA

Ukraine scraps ceasefire around MH17 crash site

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:32 PM

In a statement Ukraine says the probe team was told the ceasefire had been ditched until experts decide to resume the search for clues and remains

Australia holds national day of mourning for MH17 victims

Aug 07, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Australia lost 38 citizens and residents including children when the Malaysia Airlines plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed over eastern Ukraine on July 17

REMEMBERING MH17. Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove (L), Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C), his wife Margaret and Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten (R) attend a national memorial service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne on August 7, 2014. Mark Dadswell/Pool/EPA

MH17 search suspended over security concerns

Aug 06, 2014 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED Dutch Prime Minister Rutte says increasing tension between Kiev – which is battling pro Russian separatists in the area – makes it too unsafe to continue with the search for victims remains

ASSISTANCE. Investigators have enlisting the help of local villagers in finding victims' remains and possessions. Photo from EPA

Citizens flee as fighting grips east Ukraine

Aug 05, 2014 - 9:10 PM

Dozens of cars packed with civilians leave the pro Russian stronghold as explosions from continuing clashes rumble on

UKRAINE. A woman inspects her damaged house in Petrovka, some 20 km from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, 05 August 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Dutch plane takes more MH17 remains as Malaysians join probe

Aug 05, 2014 - 9:41 AM

The probe into the crash has been repeatedly delayed because of fighting in the region between government forces and pro Moscow separatist fighters

AWAITING RECOVERY. Debris of the Boeing 777 at the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane crash site, near the village of Rozsypne in Eastern Ukraine, 03 August 2014. Jerry Lampen/EPA

Civilian toll mounts in Ukraine fighting as MH17 probe goes on

Aug 03, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Some 70 Dutch and Australian police investigators spent a third day trawling through wreckage for more unrecovered remains of the 298 people killed

CLOSER LOOK. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, 01 August 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

OSCE says 'several' remains, belongings found at MH17 site

Aug 02, 2014 - 3:06 PM

I think we all agree that today was the biggest day ever in terms of the process of disaster victim recovery an OSCE spokesman says

MH17 crash mission to be unarmed for now – Dutch PM

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Over 200 coffins have already been sent back to the Netherlands but many of the dead have yet to be recovered amid the fighting

70 experts get to work at MH17 Ukraine crash site

Aug 01, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Dutch and Australian experts have arrived at the crash site to conduct search operations

SEARCH OPERATIONS. Dutch and Australian experts have arrived at the crash site to recover bodies. Photo by Alyona Zykina/EPA

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site in Ukraine

Aug 01, 2014 - 12:40 PM

The international probe into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine moves forward after experts risked attack to reach the site for the first time

CEASEFIRE. A Ukrainian resident waves to soldiers on a tank near the eastern Ukrainian village of Novoselivka Persha, some 15 kms from Donetsk, Ukraine, 31 July 2014. Roman Pilipey/EPA

Ukraine fighting again stops MH17 investigators

Jul 30, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The situation along the route is too unsafe notes lead investigator Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg in a Dutch foreign ministry statement

BLOCKED. Armed separatists in military attires block the road for the passage of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) members between Donetsk and Slavonst in Ukraine, 30 July 2014. Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Australia focused on MH17 crash site, not sanctions – Abbott

Jul 30, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Australian PM: At the moment our focus is not on sanctions our focus is on bringing home our dead as quickly as we humanly can

A column of funeral hearses carrying remains of the victims of the MH17 crash travel from the airbase in Eindhoven to Hilversum, The Netherlands, 24 July 2014. Robin Van Longkhuijsen/EPA

Rappler Newscast | July 29, 2014

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM

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Countries with MH17 victims agree on prosecution team

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:41 AM

The Netherlands Australia Malaysia Britain Belgium Germany the Philippines Canada New Zealand Indonesia the United States and Ukraine agreed to a joint investigation team

SOLEMN ARRIVAL. Soldiers carry coffins with the remains of some of the victims of the MH17 plane crash, at Eindhoven military airport, Netherlands, 26 July 2014. Vincent Jannick/EPA

Some MH17 victims may 'never be found': police

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:45 PM

Dutch police chief Gerard Bourman noted I would love to give a guarantee that all the remains will come back but I believe the chances are not very good that we will get it all

TRIBUTE. Travellers stop to view the thousands of floral tributes placed in memory of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 27 July 2014. Bart Maat/EPA

EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:17 PM

UPDATED The tougher sanctions are intended to be particularly painful for Russia which is already flirting with recession as tensions over the crisis have hurt growth and sent investors fleeing

BARRED ENTRY. Pro-Russian militants block the way to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 28, 2014 in Donetsk. Bulent Kilic/AFP

MH17 black boxes show crash caused by rocket shrapnel: Kiev

Jul 28, 2014 - 8:25 PM

Investigators leading the probe in the Netherlands refused to confirm the latest information from Kiev and are waiting to get a more complete idea of what happened

Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, July 20, 2014. Igot Kovalenko/EPA

Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime' – UN

Jul 28, 2014 - 5:09 PM

UN human rights chief: Every effort will be made to ensure that anyone committing serious violations of international law including war crimes will be brought to justice no matter who they are

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

MH17 investigators turn back after explosions

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:07 PM

UPDATED Explosions were heard and they were warned by the locals notes justice ministry spokeswoman Sentina van der Meer

Armed rebel soldiers pass a big piece of debris at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near Grabove, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Robert Ghement/EPA

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:03 PM

It is with heavy hearts that many now don the carrier s distinctive blue batik design cabin crew uniforms

PAIN OF LOSS. Malaysia Airlines crew members cry during multi-faith prayers for passengers and crew of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Kelana Jaya, Malaysia, 25 July 2014. Azhar Rahim/EPA

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17, MH370

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Mommy this year s raya and the upcoming ones well will not be raya Im not gonna celebrate it without you Stop asking me to be strong Its so hard to do

SOLEMN PRAYERS. Malaysian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the national mosque in Kuala Lumpur on July 28, 2014. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

MH17 armed mission 'unrealistic' – Dutch PM

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:52 AM

An armed mission to secure the crash site is unrealistic amidst the conflict in Ukraine

SHOT DOWN. Debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Alyona Zykina/EPA

MH17 victim's father dies of 'broken heart'

Jul 27, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Hendrik Palm a 93 year old widower died 5 days after the crash which claimed the lives of his only daughter her husband and two kids

DAY OF MOURNING. A young boy lights a candle in commemoration of the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane accident in eastern Ukraine in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Shelling around MH17 site blocks international police

Jul 27, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Bombings near the crash site prevent a team of Dutch and Australian forensic experts from proceeding with their long delayed probe into the tragedy

STILL SEARCHING. Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP

Malaysia strikes deal with Ukraine rebels to allow police at MH17 site

Jul 27, 2014 - 5:50 PM

Malaysia says it has secured an agreement with Ukrainian rebels to allow international police personnel to enter the crash site of downed flight MH17

STILL SEARCHING. Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP

Australia, Netherlands to send unarmed force to MH17 site

Jul 27, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Australia is sending a number of armed personnel will enter the MH17 crash site next week but stresses they would be a non threatening force not accompanied by military troops

LOST. Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski and Jerzy Dyczynski from Australia react as they arrive on July 26, 2014 at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 where they lost their 25-year-old daughter Fatima (portrayed on the father's t-shirt), near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in the Donetsk region. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP

First MH17 crash victim identified: official

Jul 27, 2014 - 8:36 AM

Some 227 coffins with the remains of people of 17 nationalities have already been flown back to the Netherlands for identification

Grieving relatives at MH17 site as Dutch, Australia ready troops

Jul 27, 2014 - 12:30 AM

A truce has been called in the immediate area surrounding the site by both the Kiev forces and pro Russian separatists but fierce combat was raging just 60 kilometers away

An armed man walks past body bags with bodies of victims at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 21 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Human remains still at MH17 crash site – Australia PM

Jul 26, 2014 - 3:53 PM

It is I stress a humanitarian mission Others can get involved if they wish in the politics of eastern Europe our sole concern is to claim our dead and to bring them home Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott says

A Ukrainian worker inspects the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabove, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Dutch, Australians ready MH17 troops amid Ukraine deadly fighting

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:52 AM

This is a humanitarian mission with a clear and simple objective: to bring them home says Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott All we want to do is to claim our dead and to bring them home

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Jul 25, 2014 - 7:46 PM

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More MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:16 PM

The coffins will be given the same military honours as the 40 coffins that arrived on Wednesday

Ukraine fighting rages as Australia readies MH17 site deployment

Jul 24, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The Red Cross warned both sides to abide by the Geneva Conventions declaring that it considered Ukraine to be in a state of civil war

IN KIEV. Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (C) speaks to her Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin (not pictured) as Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans (R) listens during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 July 2014. Sergey Dolzheko/EPA

British experts examine second MH17 black box

Jul 24, 2014 - 6:51 PM

The boxes are now with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch in Farnborough where analysis of the data from the two black boxes will occur

VICTIMS. Bodies of victims in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 crash are transferred to funeral hearses by Dutch military personnel during a ceremony at Eindhoven Airbase, the Netherlands, 23 July 2014. Dan Himbrechts/EPA

PAL flies over Siberia en route to London

Jul 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM

PAL’s new flight plan to the UK capital not only saves time and fuel but also assures passengers the airline is flying on safe routes following the downing of MH17

REROUTED. PAL announces that it would now fly over the Eurasian region of Siberia en route to and from the cities of Manila and London. File photo by Agence France-Presse

First MH17 bodies arrive in grieving Netherlands

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM

UPDATED The Netherlands has been united in grief and growing anger because of delays in getting bodies home and over the way pro Russian separatists have treated the site the victims remains and personal possessions

Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. Photo by AFP/Genya Savilov