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Freelance Estonian model Regina Soosalu, known to have links to a member of a royal family, has been found murdered in Pulau Rawa, off Mersing, Johor.
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European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.
Researchers and activists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community.
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.
The bodies of nearly 300 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash victims are being moved by train to a location where they will be handed over to representatives of the Netherlands.
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.
AN Irish-Australian nun Philomena Tiernan has been named among the dead in MH17 disaster, which saw a passenger plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur shot down by a missile in Eastern Ukraine.
"We, along with hundreds of other airlines, have flown that route safely for quite some time," Hugh Dunleavy, commercial director for Malaysia Airlines, told CNN's Saima Mohsin over the weekend.
Rebels reportedly forced investigators to hand over the remains of victims on Sunday and denied them access to the crash site.
Like the first Malaysian Airlines tragedy that rocked the global aviation history in March, the downing on Thursday, July 17, of Flight MH 17 is wrapped in mystery, resulting in several conspiracy theories about the downing and subsequent plane crash that took 298 lives.
MAERSK Drilling has offered tributes to their employee Stephen Anderson, one of ten Britons on board the Boeing 777 passenger plane shot down on a busy flight path over Ukraine on Thursday.
A picture taken on July 18, 2014 shows the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a day after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.
The carrier said in a statement Sunday that beginning Friday, it will no longer use MH17 to identify any of its Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flights.
International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.
Two days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in the war zone of eastern Ukraine, the grim task began of gathering the remains of some of the 298 victims of the disaster in body bags ready for removal.
A Dutch cyclist, riding for the Terrengganu team in Malaysia, has escaped death twice after being scheduled to fly on both doomed Malaysian Airline flights but changing his plans at the last minute.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 06:51 am
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