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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# mh17

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# Ukraine
Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site
Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.
# mh17
Heartbreaking statement from devastated family who lost 3 children and grandad in MH17
“No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis.”
# Coming Home
Bodies of MH17 victims keep arriving in the Netherlands
Relatives joined the King yesterday as bodies arrived at Eindhoven airport.
# Ukraine
Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box
The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.
# Investigation
MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab
Former US President Bill Clinton says those responsible “want a divided world”.
# US Intelligence
US intelligence say MH17 shootdown may have been a 'mistake'
They added that it was still unclear “who pulled the trigger”.
# colin brazier
'From time to time, we screw up': Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage
Colin Brazier has publicly apologised for the incident.
# mh17
Separatists hand over MH17 black boxes, but Australia says there is a "cover-up"
Malaysia Airlines also faced a backlash after one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria.
# mh17
Remains of MH17 victims to be handed over to Dutch authorities
A deal was reportedly also reached today with Ukrainian separatists over the recovery of the flight’s black boxes.
Opinion: 'It's a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost'
More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.
# mh17
Books of condolence opened in Dublin for Malaysia Airlines flight victims
Flowers and other tributes have been left outside the Dutch Embassy where one of the books was opened today.
# mh17
Bereaved dad writes heartbreaking letter to "murderers of my loved and only child"
Hans de Boort lost his daughter Elsemiek (17) in the Malaysia Airlines incident.
# Backlash
The WWE is being accused of 'exploiting' the MH17 tragedy for a wrestling match
A pro-Russian character appeared to refer to the disaster in which 298 people died.
# recovery effort
Australia hits out at "shambolic" MH17 response
Tony Abbott called the downing of the plane “a crime”.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.
# Mistake
Sky News apologises after reporter rifled through luggage of MH17 passenger
“We shouldn’t really be doing this,” reporter Colin Brazier said on air.
# Ukraine
All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels
The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about MH17, Gaza, and selfies…
# Malaysia Airlines
Rebels are 'blocking investigators' from MH17 crash site
The Ukrainin government said rebels were blocking Ukrainian investigators from accessing the site
# In Numbers
Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?
# Condolences
President Higgins has written to Dutch king to express sympathies after MH17
President Higgins said he was “greatly saddened” by the loss of 298 lives.
# Malaysia Airlines
Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster
Edel Mahady’s family said she would not want time wasted hating those responsible for her death.
# Crash
Irish-born woman among those killed in MH17 crash
298 passengers were on board the plane.
# mh17
Timeline: Here's everything we know so far about the flight MH17 crash
A run-through of events surrounding the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane yesterday.
# flight path
Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?
Malaysia’s Transport Minister says flight path was deemed secure by international air authorities, but other airlines were bypassing it for months.
# Air Crash
UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17
It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.
# Ukraine
Obama: 'Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory'
The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia
# mh17
100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash
They were on their way to a global conference in Australia.
# mh17
This dramatic radar image shows airlines reacting to the crash of MH17
Decisive measures were taken.
# mh17
In pictures: The MH17 crash site
Just outside the town of Grabovo, the wreckage in which 298 people lost their lives lies. Here’s what it looks like.
# mh17
Ukraine and Russia blame each other for shooting down of plane
Ukrainian rebels say that they will allow investigators access the crash site.
# mh17
One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace
The area is now a no-fly zone after last night’s crash.
# Plane Crash
Malaysian passenger plane shot down by surface-to-air missile over Ukraine
Malaysia Airlines says it has “lost all contact” with flight MH17 from Amsterdam.
# mh17
East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice
Aer Lingus and Ryanair confirm they do not fly over Ukrainian air space and flights are not impacted by the restrictions.
# mh17
US will offer any assistance needed to determine what happened to flight MH17
Obama said his first priority was to determine whether there were any US citizens were on board.