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.
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
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.
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.
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.