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Passengers walk outside a departure hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday.
International Civil Aviation Organization says cockpit voice recorder is in good condition as the digital flight data recorder is still under review.
People wait to place flowers at a vigil for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Kuala Lumpur July 22, 2014.
The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, with grieving relatives and the king and queen solemnly receiving the as yet unidentified victims.
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother.
Malaysia's bitterly divided political forces put aside their differences on Wednesday to denounce the attack on flight MH17 as a heinous international crime and call jointly for swift justice for those responsible.
The mother of two brothers killed in the MH17 plane crash has spoken of her regret at not taking her youngest son's fears over the flight seriously.
'I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families,' he concluded. 'I've learned my lesson and would like to move on.'
Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage Tuesday 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.
USA NOW: Four refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 victims of a downed Malaysian jetliner arrived in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukrainian national government, en route to Amsterdam.
The crash site itself, in farmland held by the pro-Russian separatists who the West accuses of shooting down the plane, remained unsecured five days after the disaster – another source of frustration for officials around the world eager to establish the facts of the case.
A Dutch cyclist who escaped tragedy twice after missing flights on both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights, is shaken over the coincidences, but feels "lucky to be alive."
Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and agreed to hand over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
As fighting raged in Ukraine's Donetsk region -- compounding to further unrest following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane that left 298 people dead, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today that the jetliner's two black boxes "will be handed over to a Malaysian team in Donetsk, who will take custody of them."
Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and three of their children after working overseas for several years.
Malaysia is demanding immediate and unrestricted access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site and guaranteed safety for its officials and those of the joint international investigation team.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 04:26 am
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