A flight operated by Air Algérie carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early on Thursday, the plane’s owner said.

Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 1.55am GMT the official Algerian news agency said. That means that flight AH5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public. Full story

“I expect nothing from the Russian government. What they can do … they can supply weapons, they can send well-trained agents, they can support these guerrillas, but they have to stop and Putin has to realise that enough is enough. This is not the conflict just between Ukraine and Russia. This is an international and global conflict after they shot down MH17.”

Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister, who has urged President Putin to realise that “enough is enough” and to order the Russia-backed separatists to withdraw immediately from Ukraine. 

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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: what we know so far

• Death toll: Authorities have updated the death toll to 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, near the Russian border, to include three infants not counted earlier.

• Crash site: Ukrainian emergency workers have found the plane’s black box flight recorder, AFP has reported. It was earlier believed the recorder had been taken by pro-Russia separatists in the area.

• Audio: Audio was being circulated on social media, apparently released by Ukrainian security services, purporting to be an intercepted conversation of pro-Russia rebels confirming they had shot down a civilian jet.

• Airspace: Air safety experts have criticised Malaysia Airlines for flying over Ukraine airspace but the company maintains that the flight path was deemed safe to travel by civil aviation authorities.

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The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the village of Grabovo in Ukraine, part of the area controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

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The president of Ukraine has accused pro-Russia rebels in the east of the country of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet, killing all 280 passengers and 15 crew.

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The crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in east Ukraine near Grabovo. Photo: ITAR-TASS/Barcroft Media

Malaysia Airlines plane ‘crashes in Ukraine’ - live blog

A passenger jet has reportedly crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area where separatist rebels have been engaging Ukrainian army forces in recent weeks.

The Malaysia Airlines plane, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, apparently had 295 people on board and crashed near the town of Snezhnoe, according to a report from Interfax news agency which could not immediately be confirmed.

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“The injured boy cried in pain as the journalists cleaned and dressed the wound, wrapping a field dressing around his chest. He winced in pain, clearly embarrassed too as a colleague checked his shorts to look for unseen femoral bleeding. A waiter grabbed a table cloth to use as a stretcher, but a photographer took the boy in his arms to carry him to the ambulance.”

Fireworks light up the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of France’s Bastille Day celebrations. Watch the video here

It’s the first time in 12 years that fireworks have exploded from the Eiffel Tower. The French national day commemorates the beginning of the French revolution with the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison on 14 July 1789

• Michael Gove leaves education to become chief whip - follow live updates 

• Nicky Morgan becomes new education secretary (and is also minister for women and equalities - but voted against the legalisation of gay marriage). 

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