Remains Of Malaysian MH17 Victims To Be Flown Home
Remains Of Malaysian MH17 Victims To Be Flown Home
AirAsia Plane Carrying 162 Lost; 3rd Malaysia Airline Shock
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The Malaysian defense minister said on Tuesday, the remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home. The victims included 43 Malaysians and 195 Dutch nationals. With fighting between the rebels and Ukrainian forces ongoing near the crash site, victims' remains were gathered and sent to the Netherlands for identification. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Tuesday that 28 Malaysian victims had been identified so far, including 15 passengers and 13 crew members. All 298 people on board died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down on July 17. The plane was heading to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam and was shot out of the sky over an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists.
An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Searchers had to fight against heavy rain. The Malaysia-based carrier's loss comes on top of the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July over Ukraine. At the Surabaya airport, shocked family members pored over the plane's manifest, crying and embracing when they learned the news. Nearly all the passengers and crew are Indonesians, who are frequent visitors to Singapore, particularly on holidays.
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Thousands came by boat to the capital of the Maldives to protest on Friday against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader Abdulla Yameen resign. A reporter at the scene estimated the crowd at between 8,000 and 10,000 people. Protesters waved green-and-red national flags and chanted a song whose words included a call to "stand in defense of the constitution". Tensions have escalated on the cluster of tropical islands off India's southwestern tip since Nasheed was arrested last weekend on charges of terrorism relating to an incident when, as president, he ordered the arrest of a judge.
It may be good to be the king some day, but Prince William revealed some of his childhood ambitions during a trip to Japan where he met astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who spent 177 days in the International Space Station. William said, "When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut. The Prince said he also wanted to be a policeman or a firebreather. " The prince is on a week-long visit to China and Japan. He's is travelling without his wife Kate Middleton.
Aid sources told Reuters on Friday that the Syrian government has recently expelled three United Nations staff, a move which will harm attempts to deliver desperately needed relief around the country, Damascus denies that it blocks aid. Syrian officials could not immediately be reached for comment on these cases. The expulsions come at a sensitive time, with U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura arriving on Saturday to discuss his proposed plan for Damascus to suspend its bombardment and shelling of the northern city of Aleppo for a six-week period.
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