- Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine
- Body parts and wreckage from flight, headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, spread over nine-mile area
- Nine Britons and 189 Dutch have been confirmed dead, along with 27 Australians and 44 Malaysians
- Three Australian children - Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin, aged between eight and 12 - were among those killed
- An entire Indonesian family - including a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, also died in the attack
- Two British students - Richard Mayne, 20, and Ben Pocock, in his early 20s, were also named as victims today
- Also named were press officer Glenn Thomas, 49, and Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney
- As many as 100 of the victims are thought to have been Aids experts on their way to a conference in Melbourne
Friday, July 18, 2014
MH17 UPDATE VIDEO & PICTURE :::The tragic victims of Flight MH17: EIGHTY children among the 298 who perished on doomed plane - including a brilliant young British mathematician, Catholic nun, UN worker and leading Aids doctor
MELBOURNE: As many as 100 passengers on the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday were headed to a major international AIDS conference in Melbourne, the Australian government said on Friday.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed that at least 27 Australians were among the 298 passengers and crew on the flight that the United States says was brought down by a surface-to-air missile.
“A number of people who were traveling to Malaysia for an international AIDS conference were also on board,” Bishop told reporters.
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Sebanyak 96 daripada 349 projek yang diluluskan adalah pelaburan baharu bernilai RM25.2 bilion manakala bakinya terdiri daripada pelaburan semula, pengukuhan dan pengembangan aktiviti yang berjumlah RM16.5 bilion.
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(Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said.
Raising the stakes in the East-West showdown between Kiev and Moscow, the official blamed "terrorists" using a ground-to-air missile and Ukraine's prime minister called the downing of the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a "catastrophe".
A Reuters correspondent saw burning wreckage and bodies on the ground at the village of Grabovo, about 40 km (25 miles) from the Russian border in an area where pro-Russian rebels have been active and have claimed to have shot down other aircraft.
The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, interior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko said on Facebook, adding it was "shot down with a Buk anti-aircraft system by terrorists" - the term the Kiev government uses for militants seeking to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia. The dead were 280 passengers and 15 crew.
Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed it had lost contact with its flight MH-17 from Amsterdam. "The last known position was over Ukrainian air space," it said.
A rebel leader said Ukrainian forces shot the airliner down. Ukrainian official said their military was not involved.
Interfax-Ukraine quoted another Ukrainian official as saying the plane disappeared from radar when it was flying at 10,000 metres (33,000 feet), a typical cruising altitude for airliners.
Ukraine has accused Russia of taking an active role in the four-month-old conflict in recent days and accused it earlier on Thursday of shooting down a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet - an accusation that Moscow denied.
The military commander of the rebels, a Russian named Igor Strelkov, had written on his social media page shortly before the report of the airliner being downed that his forces had brought down an Antonov An-26 in the same area. It is a turboprop transport plane of a type used by Ukraine's forces.
A flight tracking website showed that one flight path interrupted in Ukraine [Flighaware.com]
|A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to officials.|
The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was brought down by a buk ground-to-air
missle, a Ukrainian interior ministry adviser said.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko denied his armed forces were
involved in the downing of the airliner. “Armed Forces of Ukraine did
not take action against any airborne targets," Poroshenko said.
Malaysian Airlines confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17 from Amsterdam, saying on its twitter account that the last known position
of the aircraft was over Ukrainian airspace.
A flight tracking website showed that one flight path interrupted in Ukraine.
The Interfax news agency said the plane came down 50 km short of entering Russian airspace.
It "began to drop, afterwards it was found burning on the ground on Ukrainian territory," an unnamed
The plane appeared to have come down in a region of military action where Ukrainian government
forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.
A separate unnamed source in the Ukrainian security apparatus, quoted by Interfax, said the plane disappeared from radar at a height of 10,000 metres after which it came down near the town of
"A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine," an aviation source told Interfax.