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A black week for civil aviation

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

PARIS: The civil aviation industry has suffered one of its worst weeks ever, with the loss of three airliners on three continents.

Ukraine ‘disappointed’ by French refusal to halt Russia warship sale

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today he was “very disappointed” by France’s decision to go ahead with a deal to sell two warships to Russia, despite international condemnation of Moscow’s role in the east Ukraine conflict.

CNN asks release of journalist in Ukraine

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

WASHINGTON: CNN said today a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted this week by pro-Russian separatists, and appealed for his release.

MH17: More bodies arrive in Netherlands

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

THE HAGUE: Planes carrying more bodies recovered from the MH17 crash site in Ukraine were flown to the Netherlands today, a day after the first of the 298 dead arrived.

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

DONETSK: War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko’s living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.

Missing Air Algerie plane crashed: Algerian official

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

ALGIERS: An Air Algerie flight crashed today en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.

Norway on alert over terror threat

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

OSLO: Norway’s anti-terror police said today they have received information indicating Syrian extremists are planning a terrorist attack in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

Contact lost with Algerian plane carrying 116 people above Mali

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

ALGIERS: Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said today.

MH17: Russia says will cooperate with probe led by Netherlands

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

KUALA LUMPUR: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country’s ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.

MH17: British experts examine second black box

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

LONDON: British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the transport ministry said Thursday.