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  • World leaders offer help after Malaysian plane goes down in Ukraine

    World leaders offer help after Malaysian plane goes down in Ukraine
    After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people went down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot down. In the United States, President Obama said...
  • Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash

    Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash
    Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk. Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have...
  • Jason Biggs' Malaysia Airlines joke not very successful at all

    Jason Biggs' Malaysia Airlines joke not very successful at all
    Jason Biggs made a joke online about Thursday's Malaysia Airlines wreck in Ukraine. People on Twitter got upset and called him names. Biggs proceeded to own his tweet instead of deleting it and -- how do we say it politely? -- told those who were...
  • Missile downed Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, U.S. official says

    U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over eastern Ukraine was brought down by a surface-to-air missile, according to a senior U.S. official. It remains uncertain who fired the missile that shot down the Boeing...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among 298 killed on Malaysian jet

    A prominent AIDS researcher and others en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are among the victims in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. All 298 aboard Malaysia Airlines...
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy
    Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity. The crash of...
  • Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral

    Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Thursday, one reported passenger's final Facebook post went viral -- and it might give you chills. According to the Huffington Post, Dutch passenger Cor Pan reportedly posted a photo of the ...
  • Malaysia's airplane nightmare repeats in Ukraine

    Malaysia's airplane nightmare repeats in Ukraine
    News of the crash of Flight MH17 first reached Malaysia through social media around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the first reaction of many was simple and predictable: how could this happen again? After all, it’s only been four months since...
  • Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash

    Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash
    An Indiana University student from Amsterdam was among those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine, killing all on board, the school said in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department of the...