“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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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.”
The Home Office has suspended a passport official and ordered a disciplinary investigation after an employee subjected a gay father-of-two to a lengthy interrogation about his sexual history and the details of his adoptions in front of the man’s four-year-old son.
Randall Cole was last month questioned for half an hour about his sexual practices, including whether he had ever had sex with a woman, and forced to discuss the terms of the adoptions and his relationship with the biological mother. He was also asked whether his children were “confused” by their family – as the child sat on his lap.
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