The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to support Australia's resolution demanding full and unfettered access for investigators at the Malaysia Airlines jet crash site in eastern Ukraine.
After cautiously refusing to blame pro-Russian rebels for shooting down MH17, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak used secret diplomacy to reach an agreement for the transfer of the bodies and black box recording devices from the plane to Malaysian representatives.
It is a photograph thousands of air travellers snap and share everyday. A quick selfie before phones are switched off and stashed away.
Alexander Borodai, the leader of the Russian separatists in the Ukraine, has compared the MH17 disaster zone to “black humour” in an interview with CNN.
Kiev: The train carrying the remains of the passengers and crew of MH17 left Torez station on Monday evening, Ukraine time, for an airport in the north of the country.
The value of a hostage is in being alive. But in the steamy heat of this Ukrainian summer, the decaying bodies of 38 Australians among the near-300 killed in the crash of flight MH17 were held hostage till late Monday, when separatist rebels relented.
When the phone rings at 3.30 in the morning, it’s almost never good news.
So far 272 bodies and 86 fragments of human remains have been recovered from the MH17 crash site, Ukraine authorities say.
The Australian families of victims of the MH17 disaster may struggle to get full compensation for their loss, say legal experts.
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