Malaysian Airliner Crashes in Ukraine

Emergencies ministry personnel attempted to extinguish fires from the wreckage of a Malaysia Airways Boeing 777 that crashed near the Ukrainian border that still burned hours later on Thursday (July 17). A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

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