LONDON: Emirates will stop flying over Iraq due to concerns over jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine, the airline’s president Tim Clark told The Times today.
DONETSK: The Ukrainian army has seized control of part of the vast crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the east of the country, pro-Russia rebels said today.
THE HAGUE: Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site turned back Monday after “explosions” in the area, a government spokeswoman in The Hague said.
KIEV: 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 today.
BEIJING: China has set up alternative flight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along its southeastern coast that start Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said.
MANILA: Sixteen people, including children, were killed when Islamic militants opened fire on two vehicles in a remote southern Philippine town today, the military said.
SYDNEY: A joint Australian-Dutch probe team will renew efforts today 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.
SHANGHAI: McDonald’s outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.
ANSAN: Teenaged student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security today in the murder trial of the vessel’s captain and crew.
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