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'Justice for the dead' sought 5 years after MH17 crash

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur come less than a month after international investigators charged 3 Russians and a Ukrainian with the murder of the 298 people who died

COMMEMORATION. Relatives of passengers who perished aboard flight Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine five years ago, listen to a speech during a commemoration ceremony at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2019. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Putin says MH17 probe shows 'no proof' of Russia's guilt

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin also seeks to once again shift blame onto the Ukrainian authorities

MH17. Russian President Vladimir Putin also seeks to once again shift blame onto the Ukrainian authorities. File photo by AFP

Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Australia and Netherlands in talks with Russia over downed Malaysia jet

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Five countries – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine – continue to investigate the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine

MH17. 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. File photo by Dominique Faget / AFP

Malaysia Airlines could be sold or shut down – PM

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:41 PM

'We will nevertheless be studying and investigating as to whether we should shut it down or we should sell it off or we should refinance it,' says Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Emotional MH370 families demand answers, 5 years on

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Five years after the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, those demanding answers call for the search to resume

STILL SEARCHING. Relatives of passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 walk to the Foreign Ministry in Beijing on March 8, 2019. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Malaysia open to proposals to revive MH370 hunt

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'If there are any credible leads and any specific proposals, especially from Ocean Infinity, we are more than willing to look at it,' Transport Minister Anthony Loke says

SEARCH IS OVER. A young girl holds a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur on March 3, 2018 for 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane’s disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

MH370 families hope for closure from official report

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Malaysia transport ministry gives to relatives aboard the missing Flight MH370 the official investigation team's report

FINAL REPORT. File photo shows a young girl holding a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane's disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found – Malaysian PM

May 30, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'We have come to a stage where we cannot keep searching for something we cannot find,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

SEARCH. A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

MH370 search to end next week – Malaysian minister

May 23, 2018 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished in March 2014 with 239 people – mostly from China – on board, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing

SEARCH IS OVER. A young girl holds a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur on March 3, 2018 for 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane’s disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

MH370 hunt likely to end mid-June, says official

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Nearly 4 years after the disappearance of the plane, relatives of the missing passengers also speak of their continuing sense of pain and loss

Malaysia says no mystery over 'missing' MH370 search ship

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The Seabed Constructor, hired in January for a fresh search for the missing plane, turns off its location transponder for 3 days without explanation earlier this month, sparking a slew of speculation

LIOW TIONG LAI. Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai (C) speaks during a press conference as Director general of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Department. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

3 companies offering to search for MH370 – Malaysia

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The Australian-led hunt – the largest in history – was suspended in January

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Australia has 'better understanding' of where MH370 might be

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:13 AM

After a near 3-year hunt, Australia says the 'understanding of where MH370 may be located is better now than it has ever been'

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site – Australia

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Two new studies say photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane s disappearance but not released to the public showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so called northern area

MH370 SEARCH. In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. Greg Wood/Pool/AFP

Seabed exploration firm offers to hunt for MH370

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Ocean Infinity a seabed exploration firm which says it has the world s largest and most advanced commercial fleet of underwater vehicles for conducting searches says it proposed continuing the hunt

In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP

MH17 lawyer tells Putin to 'make amends' over crash

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:24 PM

My clients have waited 3 years Mr Putin There is still no accountability says Jerome Skinner an American lawyer representing victims from Australia Malaysia New Zealand and the Netherlands

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Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after 'bomb threat'

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:08 AM

UPDATED Malaysia transport official: It is not a hijack One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane s cockpit

In this file photo, Malaysia Airlines ground staff walk past Malaysia Airlines aircraft parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on June 20, 2016. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia Airlines reaches settlement with family over MH17

May 02, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Perth couple Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris lost their children Evie 10 Mo 12 and Otis 8 along with their grandfather on the Boeing 777 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014

MH17. 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

KBRI: Keluarga penumpang MH370 sudah tunjuk pengacara untuk urus kompensasi

Jan 18, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Terdapat tujuh penumpang asal Indonesia dalam penerbangan Malaysia Airlines MH370

MH370. Sebuah foto yang diambil pada tanggal 6 Maret 2016 menunjukan seorang perempuan tengah menulis bagi penumpang maskapai Malaysia Airlines MH370 yang hilang pada 8 Maret 2014. Foto oleh Fazry Ismail/EPA

LINI MASA: Upaya pencarian pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Upaya pencarian selama tiga tahun tidak membuahkan hasil Akhirnya pencarian dihentikan

MH370. Dua orang perempuan Malaysia berjalan di depan tembok bergambar ekor pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 yang dinyatakan hilang pada 8 Maret 2014. Foto oleh Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Tiga negara resmi hentikan pencarian pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370

Jan 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Pesawat tujuan Kuala Lumpur Beijing itu mengangkut 239 penumpang dan kru termasuk 7 WNI

MH370. Sebuah foto yang diambil pada tanggal 6 Maret 2016 menunjukan seorang perempuan tengah menulis bagi penumpang maskapai Malaysia Airlines MH370 yang hilang pada 8 Maret 2014. Foto oleh Fazry Ismail/EPA

Mystery remains as MH370 search called off

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:32 PM

3rd UPDATE The plane has not been located in the 120 000 square kilometer 46 000 square mile search area of the southern Indian Ocean a statement from the 3 nations says

In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. Greg Wood/Pool/AFP

Experts 'highly confident' MH370 not in search zone

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Australian and international experts conclude the plane is not where they have been looking for more than two years

A handout photo taken on April 16, 2014, and released on April 17, 2014, shows Scott Woodard (L) and Craig Turner (R) from Phoenix International monitoring the Artemis' depth and speed as the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle scans the ocean floor for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. MC1 Peter Blair/Australian Defence/AFP

One ship left in MH370 underwater search

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The Fugro Equator one of 4 vessels involved in the search remains in the 120 000 square kilometer 46 000 square mile zone where investigators believe the Malaysia Airlines jet went down

FUGRO EQUATOR. An undated handout photo obtained on September 29, 2014, shows the Australian-contracted survey ship M/V Fugro Equator. File photo by FUGRO / AFP

Fed-up MH370 relatives head to Madagascar

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:26 PM

It has fallen into our hands to take on this search upon ourselves says Grace Nathan a Malaysian attorney who lost her mother on the flight

HOPE. Grace Nathan (C), whose mother Anne Daisy was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, addresses the media prior to departing for Madagascar from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on December 3, 2016. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana /AFP

MH370 plunged rapidly, not ready for landing – new report

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED The report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau finds the plane s final satellite communications were consistent with the aircraft being in a high and increasing rate of descent when it vanished

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen at departure gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370 – Australia

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED A part number was identified on a section of the debris says the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

MH370. An undated combo photo handout received on October 7, 2016, shows a trailing edge section of Boeing 777 left, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO (MH370), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says in a report. The piece of debris was found in Mauritius. Handout photo by ATSB/STR/AFP

MH17 probe 'biased', Moscow 'disappointed' – foreign ministry

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Russia is disappointed that the situation around the investigation of the Boeing catastrophe is not changing foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says in a statement

INVESTIGATION. (L-R) Malaysia's Public Prosecutor Mohamad Hanafia bin Zakaria, Ryal Malaysia Police Inspector General Khalid bin Abu Bakar, Dutch Chief Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke, Dutch Head of Central Crime Investigation of the National Police, Wilbert Paulissen and Ukraine's First Deputy Prosecutor General Dmytri Storozhuk, present the preliminary results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 , in Nieuwegein, on September 28, 2016. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Missile which downed MH17 transported from Russia, inquiry finds

Sep 28, 2016 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED But the Dutch led investigation did not directly accuse Moscow of supplying the BUK missile and its transporter system – and the Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement

RESULTS OUT. Members of a joint investigation team present the preliminary results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 , in Nieuwegein, on September 28, 2016. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Dutch-led team to release initial MH17 criminal probe

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED A Dutch led international team of criminal investigators will release initial findings into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 amid growing frustration among relatives over the probe s pace

The wrecked cockpit of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is exhibited during a presentation of the final report on the cause of the its crash at the Gilze Rijen airbase October 13, 2015. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Malaysia confirms Tanzania debris came from MH370

Sep 15, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Malaysia s transport ministry says the piece of debris which had been taken to Australia for expert analysis is found to have part numbers date stamps and other identifiers confirming it came from the Malaysia Airlines jet

MH370. Malaysian women walk in front of a mural of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane in a back-alley in Shah Alam on March 8, 2016. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:02 PM

An American amateur investigator hands possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:04 PM

The government s Joint Agency Coordination Centre JACC said while experts had been working to model the drift of MH370 debris over the past 18 months a further intensive study will be undertaken

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed – report

Aug 09, 2016 - 3:28 PM

MH370 plunged into the ocean at high speed – up to 20 000 feet a minute – reinforcing analysis that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in the current search zone a report says

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen at departure gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Missing MH370 wreckage may be further north – study

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Researchers suggest that the debris zone may stretch a further 500 kilometers 310 miles north

In this file photo, a policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.  Yannick Pitou/AFP

Malaysia Airlines to buy 50 Boeing jets

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The airline s new CEO Peter Bellew describes the Boeing deal as a game changer

epa05443169 Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew (L) and Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific and India for Boeing, Dinesh Keskar (R) pose with miniatures of 737 MAX aircraft models after a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 27 July 2016. Malaysia Airlines and Boeing announced a deal for 50 737 MAX aircraft, with 25 firm orders and 25 purchase rights. Deliveries will commence in 2019. EPA/AHMAD YUSNI

MH370 search facing suspension as hopes 'fade'

Jul 22, 2016 - 6:23 PM

With the designated search area due to be fully scanned within weeks transport ministers from the 3 countries hold talks to discuss the future of the unprecedented deep sea sonar hunt for the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane

MH370. Placards from family members of Malaysia Airlines MH370 pasengers on the ground in front of Prime Minister Office after a Ministerial Tripartite Meeting at the Prime Minister Office in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 22, 2016. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Two years on, villagers, relatives mourn MH17 crash

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:40 PM

UPDATED Majority of the families of the 196 Dutch victims reach an agreement with Malaysia Airlines for compensation

Local villagers place pictures of the passengers of MH17 flight at a makeshift memorial in Petropavlivka village, Donetsk region, on the second anniversary of the tragedy on July 17, 2016. Dozens of local villagers gathered on July 17 in separatist eastern Ukraine at the crash site of the MH17 flight two years after the jet was hit by a missile killing 298 people. Some 60 local people carried flowers and lit the candles on the small square of the village of Petropavlivka where some of the remains and personal belongings of passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur fell to the ground. / AFP PHOTO / Aleksey Filippov

MH17 families brace for legal fight on second anniversary

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:05 PM

The families of the 298 people who died when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine are steeling themselves for a slew of bitter legal battles on the eve of the tragedy s second anniversary

In this file photo, the wrecked cockpit of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is presented to the press during a presentation of the final report on the cause of the its crash at the Gilze Rijen airbase October 13, 2015. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

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Tanzania debris to be checked for MH370 link – Australia

Jun 24, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is seeking further information on the debris to ascertain whether it was from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 MH370 says Australia s Transport Minister Darren Chester

SEARCH CONTINUES. Balloons with MH370 written on them during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 06 March 2016. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Debris found in Australia ruled out as being from MH370

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Two other pieces of debris found around the same time on the Madagascan island of Nosy Boraha are still being examined

SEARCHING FOR MH370. An undated and unplaced handout photo obtained from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on December 3, 2015, shows Havila Harmony, one of three ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the remains of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. File photo by AFP /FUGRO /ATSB

Malaysia to host meeting on MH370 search plans

Jun 19, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Malaysia Australia and China have said they will call off the Australian lead hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 if nothing is found in a designated search area in the remote Indian Ocean

An undated and unplaced handout photo obtained from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on December 3, 2015, shows Havila Harmony, one of three ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the remains of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. AFP PHOTO / FUGRO /ATSB

New debris images examined by MH370 search team

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM

So far 8 pieces of debris excluding the most recent finds have been discovered thousands of kilometers from the current search zone far off the west Australian coast

MH370. A file picture dated March 6, 2015 shows a man in front of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mural painting at Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Wild weather delays completion of MH370 search

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Australia which is leading the search also warns that weather conditions may worsen further in the coming months

epa05200237 A candelight is seen against a commemorative placard for the missing passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 , outside a church at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 08 March 2016. Malaysia has not given up on finding the remains of missing flight MH370 within the current search remit, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on 08 March 2016, on the second anniversary of the flight's disappearance. Relatives of those on board have expressed concern that authorities might call off the search before the wreck and their loved ones' remains are located. The most extensive search in aviation history has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Its search is the most expensive and expansive in aviation history. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Several hurt by turbulence on Malaysia Airlines flight

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Due to a brief moment of severe turbulence some passengers suffered minor injuries

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen at departure gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/File

MH17 criminal probe results due within months – prosecutor

Jun 04, 2016 - 5:19 PM

The results are expected to shed light on the exact type of missile used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

MH17. A photograph made available on 17 May 2016 showing the reconstructed front of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was downed by a missile over Ukraine, killing 298 people, Gilze-Rijen Air Force Base, The Netherlands, 13 October 2015. Photo by Lloyed Jones/EPA

Families of MH17 crew file suit against Malaysia Airlines

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED The families blame the airline for the tragedy saying it dispatched and executed the MH17 flight over an area known to be under armed conflict

epa04976050 A section of the rebuilt fuselage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a press conference to present the report findings of the Dutch Safety Board in Gilze Rijen, The Netherlands, 13 October 2015. The Dutch Safety Board was to present its final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year. MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it went down in rebel-controlled territory on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people on board. EPA/ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN