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MH17: Plane probably shot down 'by mistake'

MH17: Plane probably shot down 'by mistake'

The US government believes pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight.

MH17: Bodies, black boxes handed over

MH17: Bodies, black boxes handed over

The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

Royals to mark Prince George's first birthday

Royals to mark Prince George's first birthday

He has graced the cover of Vanity Fair, charmed world leaders on jetsetting tours, is already a national fashion icon - and he is about to celebrate his first birthday.

MH17: Shaken cabin crew pull out of work

MH17: Shaken cabin crew pull out of work

A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant says the MH17 tragedy has left some crew scared of flying.

Bodies leave crash site for Netherlands

Bodies leave crash site for Netherlands

A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine has left the site, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

MH17: Russia warplane claims denied

MH17: Russia warplane claims denied

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has denied Russia's assertion that a Ukrainian warplane was flying near the downed Malaysian airliner last week, saying Ukrainian planes in the area were on the ground at the time of the crash.

Fast food giants face China food scare

Fast food giants face China food scare

Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

Gaza death toll tops 500

Gaza death toll tops 500

The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500.

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