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Maldives join hunt for MH370 after debris sighting claims

The Maldives joined a regional search for wreckage from missing flight MH370 following reports that islanders in the Indian ocean atoll nation had spotted unidentified debris, police said today.

New Malaysia airline eyes $1.5 bn Bombardier deal

A new Malaysian airline said Tuesday it intends to buy 20 Bombardier CS100 aircraft in a $1.47 billion deal as it looks to tap Southeast Asia`s fast-growing travel market.

`Back to drawing board` if MH370 search fails, says Malaysia

`Back to drawing board` if MH370 search fails, says Malaysia

Malaysia`s transport minister said Saturday his government remains committed to solving the mystery of flight MH370, but added it remained unclear what the next steps would be if the deep-sea search now under way comes up empty.

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.

Bodies of MH17 crash victims loaded on train

The remains of nearly 196 people recovered from the Malaysian airliner crash site have been loaded on to refrigerated train carriages bound for an unknown destination, a media report Sunday said.

`Sanctions` threat for Russia over MH17 crash site access

France, Britain and Germany warned Russia Sunday it could face further EU sanctions if it did not press pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine to allow unfettered access to the crash site of flight MH17.

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.