Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze descends

2014-07-29 09:18

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo Island is 'unhealthy', with one town reaching 'very unhealthy"'levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia.

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

2014-07-28 10:20

Malaysia has marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.

Call for stronger rules on flight paths

2014-07-27 15:41

The commercial director of Malaysia Airlines has called for a complete overhaul of the way flight paths are deemed safe following the downing of flight MH17.

Malaysia to send officer to face New Zealand sex charges

2014-07-25 12:59

Malaysian officials say they still plan to send a military officer back to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges despite not returning him in early July as they had promised.

Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

2014-07-23 12:49

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues uninterrupted, even as the head of the search co-ordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

MH17 bodies arrive by train in govt-held town

2014-07-22 13:17

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia

2014-07-21 19:35

The Malaysian PM says the rebels are to give the MH17 black boxes to Malaysia investigators.

MH17 families to get $5 000 as initial help

2014-07-21 15:40

Malaysia Airlines say it would make an initial payment of $5 000 to families of passengers aboard its crashed flight MH17 as a goodwill gesture.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

Mr Putin, send my children home - distraught mom

2014-07-20 21:51

A distraught, grieving mother has summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Ukraine, rebels argue over MH17 wreckage

2014-07-19 17:30

Ukraine has accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence of "international crimes", as guerrillas and foreign observers face off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.

Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

2014-07-19 14:43

Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured".

No agreement yet on security zone for airline crash site

2014-07-19 10:58

Rebels and international observers have yet to agree on a security zone around the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia minister heads for Ukraine

2014-07-19 08:06

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Safety first, says IATA chief after tragedy

2014-07-18 21:04

The head of the International Air Transport Association says the world's airlines put safety above all else, but depend on others to advise on the routes they fly.

Obama wants Ukraine cease-fire for MH17 probe

2014-07-18 19:09

US President Barack Obama has called for an immediate cease-fire in the Ukraine for a full investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Malaysian plane crash: 181 bodies recovered

2014-07-18 17:26

Rescuers have recovered as many as 181bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev’s foreign ministry says.

West 'should not rush to blame Russia' for MH17

2014-07-18 17:26

China's state news agency warned against rushing to implicate Russia in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.

Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

2014-07-18 17:05

An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.

World Aids expert among victims of plane crash

2014-07-18 14:08

World-renowned Aids expert Joep Lange was among the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine, his society says.

WHO spokesperson aboard crashed jetliner

2014-07-18 12:48

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

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 12:19

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Aids activists on downed Malaysian jet

2014-07-18 11:00

Several world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials say.


MH17 investigators turn back after 'explosions'

2014-07-28 17:54

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site have turned back after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokesperson says.

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

2014-07-28 08:16

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe.

Malaysia strikes deal over MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 11:13

Malaysia says it has secured an agreement with Ukrainian rebels to allow international police personnel to enter the crash site of downed flight MH17.

Experts examine second MH17 black box

2014-07-24 14:27

British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab

2014-07-23 06:24

The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia says.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Syria fly-over sparks criticism of Malaysia Airlines

2014-07-22 08:35

Embattled Malaysia Airlines faces fresh outrage as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster laid bare the risks civilian aircraft face in flying over war zones.

Ukraine fighter jet near MH17 - Russia

2014-07-21 16:00

Russian records show a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet was flying close to Flight MH17 before it was shot down, a senior military official says.

Another 21 bodies found at crash site

2014-07-21 11:21

Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-07-21 07:58

Oil prices have slipped in Asian trade, but analysts say they were supported by concerns of an escalation of the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine rebels have material 'resembling' MH17 black boxes

2014-07-20 19:47

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have recovered objects which appear to be the black boxes of downed Malaysian airliner MH17.

Malaysia Airlines to refund cancellations after MH17

2014-07-20 11:21

Malaysia Airlines will offer full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster.

Interpol team heading to Kiev to help identify crash victims

2014-07-19 14:43

Investigators from the international policing organisation Interpol and its European counterpart Europol will go to Ukraine to help in the process of identifying victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

MH17 disaster wipes out family of 6

2014-07-19 13:26

An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad are among the 44 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster.

Top Aids official says 6 colleagues on doomed plane

2014-07-19 08:23

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

Plane crash could be Ukraine game changer

2014-07-18 22:47

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.

Bizarre new version of Ukraine crash

2014-07-18 21:04

A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in which 298 people died.

Flight MH17: Missile likely fired from separatist-held area

2014-07-18 17:45

The Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, killing 298 people, was "likely downed" by a surface-to-air missile launched from a separatist-held area, a US envoy says.

Castro blames Ukrainian government MH17 crash

2014-07-18 17:26

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro blamed the "warmonger" government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for shooting down a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board.

Zuma sends condolences over crash

2014-07-18 17:22

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the families and friends of those killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the Ukraine.

Inside Malaysia Airlines as tragedy strikes again

2014-07-18 14:08

It started with another late-night phone call, another rush to the airport, where familiar faces in a familiar setting tried to make sense of nearly 300 more lives lost in the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines.

Jet crash could be turning point for Ukraine crisis

2014-07-18 12:48

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher sanctions long sought by the US.

Jason Biggs apologises for 'insensitive' Malaysian Airlines joke

2014-07-18 12:32

Jason Biggs has apologised for making an "insensitive and ill-timed" joke about Malaysian Airlines, shortly after news broke that a commercial plane carrying 295 passengers was shot down.

Russian media debates MH17 blame

2014-07-18 11:55

Debate is raging in the Russian media over who is to blame for the Malaysian air crash in separatist-controlled east Ukraine.

Malaysian crash site: Bodies strewn all over

2014-07-18 10:55

A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky in Ukraine scattered wreckage and bodies across the countryside, leaving investigators scrambling to figure out how that could have happened.

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