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Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:03

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kiev pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists.

MH17 investigators fail to reach crash site

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:01

Australian and Dutch investigators have failed for a third consecutive day to reach the MH17 crash site because of fierce fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

Ukraine fighting again stops MH17 investigators: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:48

Fighting between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists on Tuesday prevented international investigators reaching the MH17 crash site in Ukraine for the third day running, the Dutch justice ministry said.

Malaysia Airlines to change name to boost reputation

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:03

Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said.

Malaysia Airlines to overhaul, change name

Malaysia Airlines to overhaul, change name

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:49

Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said.

Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:43

Ukraine said its troops had taken more territory from pro-Russian rebels near the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, as international investigators said fighting was preventing them reaching the crash location.

Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 16:04

At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday.

Russia says hopeful Malaysia jet crash investigation will be objective

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:41

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow was hopeful an investigation into a downed airliner over eastern Ukraine would be objective and respect a presumption of innocence.

Russia denies culpability as UN says MH17 crash in Ukraine may amount to `war crime`

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 14:19

Categorically denying Russian culpability in downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US and Ukraine must not jump the gun on concluding Moscow`s involvement.

Australia, Netherlands plan fresh attempt to reach MH17 site

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:27

A team of Dutch and Australian police will today again attempt to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a senior Australian official said, although he warned the situation was volatile.

MH17 crash: Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine site

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:14

A joint Australian-Dutch probe team will renew efforts on Monday to gain access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, Australian Federal Police said, after fierce fighting kept them away the previous day.

MH17 crash: Dutch PM says deploying military force at site `unrealistic`

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 09:56

Even as the international experts had to postpone their trip to the crash site of MH17 due to clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian forces, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte reportedly said that that securing the site by international military force is “unrealistic.”