Ukraine announces halt to offensive over MH17 probe

Kiev today announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of MH17.

Kiev agrees Dutch should lead MH17 crash investigation

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday that the Netherlands should head up the investigation into downed flight MH17 and that Kiev was ready to "send all bodies to Amsterdam".

Newcastle United to pay homage to fans lost on MH17

Players of English Premier League club Newcastle United will be wearing black armbands in their New Zealand tour games to pay homage to two of their supporters who died in Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine.

MH17 twist: Black boxes not found, says pro-Russian militia leader

A pro-Russian militia leader Saturday claimed that the black boxes of the Malaysian jetliner that crashed in Ukraine have not been found even as Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor agreed on a “thorough and impartial investigation” into the horrific tragedy.

Philippines condemns MH17 crash

The Philippines government condemned the attack on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed over Ukraine on Thursday.

Failure to secure MH17 crash site `betrayal` of lives lost: Malaysia

Malaysia said vital evidence at the Ukrainian site where flight MH17 went down had been tampered with, calling it a "betrayal" of the lives lost in the disaster.

Russia demands answers from Ukraine over fatal jet crash

Russia fought back against claims of its involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, instead implying that the government in Kiev might be responsible.

All 298 onboard MH17 identified

Malaysia Airlines confirmed the nationalities of all the 298 people onboard flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine.

Rebels trying to destroy crash evidence `with Russian support`: Kiev

Ukraine accused Russia of helping separatist insurgents they say shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 try to destroy evidence at the crash site.

China`s President calls for fair, objective probe into MH17 crash

Expressing shock over the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane with 298 people on board in eastern Ukraine, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a fair and objective probe.

Ukraine, rebels agree to `security zone` around crash site: Kiev

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have agreed to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet that was apparently shot down in the separatist east, Ukraine`s security service chief said.

MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

n entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad was among the 44 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster, media reports said.

Flags at half-mast as Moscow snubs Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Russia could not "wash its hands of responsibility" for the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as flags flew at half-mast to honour the Australians killed.

Top AIDS official says six colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100

International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested.

Malaysia PM`s step-grandmother was on MH17

Prime Minister Najib Razak`s step-grandmother was on board the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that crashed in violence-wracked Ukraine, the country`s defence minister confirmed.

`No Sri Lankan on crashed MH17`

There was no Sri Lankan passport holder found in Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which crashed in east Ukraine on Thursday, an official said.

Plane crash perpetrators should be punished: Dutch PM

The Netherlands would not rest until the perpetrators of the possible attack on the crashed Malaysian plane were detected, the Dutch Prime Minister said.

Obama reaches out to global leaders for investigation on MH17

Hours after blaming Russia-baked Ukrainian separatists for the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline Plane that killed nearly 300 people, US President Barack Obama has called on his counterparts seeking an impartial international investigation.

Narendra Modi writes to Malaysian PM over MH17 crash, says outrage justifiable

Indian PM Narendra Modi has written to his Malaysian counterpart over airline tragedy, saying worldwide outrage over the mishap was justifiable.

WHO says spokesman aboard crashed MH17

The World Health Organisation says its spokesman Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.