Dozens of Australian Federal Police have arrived in Donetsk, the regional centre nearest to the MH17 crash site, amid questions about why is Canberra sending so many and about the legal standing of the deployment before a vote of approval by the Ukrainian parliament.
Unarmed Australian police will immediately enter and take control of the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine in what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded is a “risky mission”.
A Sydney teenager who fell from a balcony during New Zealand ski trip has died in hospital with his mother and father by his side.
The first of the 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified by forensic experts, Dutch officials said on Saturday.
China will conduct a series of live-fire military training drills in the East China Sea from Tuesday, coinciding with the announcement of massive flight cancellations due to separate wide-scale military exercises on land.
Malaysia believes far fewer investigators need to be deployed to the MH17 crash site than the 190 Australian Federal Police Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plans to send.
Amy and Ian Hicks saw their unique wedding photo and the story about it everywhere in recent weeks — in People magazine, the New York Post, the Daily Mail and of course on Reddit, where the tale went viral. But they didn’t recognise what they were reading.
Each responded in his own way when the cockpit section of flight MH17 walloped into a field of shoulder-high sunflowers on the edge of this village, but in the aftermath the rebel sniper is more certain than the local priest.
NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.
Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.