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Emirates airline says will not fly over Iraq after MH17 tragedy

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

MH17: Ukraine army wrests control of part of crash site

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

MH17: Investigators turn back after ‘explosions’

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

MH17: Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempts to reach crash site

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

China announces war games starting Tuesday

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

Sixteen dead in Philippine militant ambush: military

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

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

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

No burgers at some China McDonald’s over food scare

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial

Monday, 28 July 2014.

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.

UN Security Council to hold emergency session on Gaza

Monday, 28 July 2014.

UNITED NATIONS, United States: