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Investigators return to MH17 site while fighting intensifies

NATO is warning that Russia may be poised to send troops into Ukraine, and the alliance says Moscow might use a humanitarian mission as an excuse to cross the border. Read more…

Is the MH17 investigation progressing?

CCTV America’s Tom Barton reports on developments surrounding the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash investigation in eastern Ukraine. Read more…

Search for MH17 victims continues despite Donetsk violence

The search for bodies at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine continues despite provocations, according to the chief of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Read more…

MH17 investigation delayed due to violence in eastern Ukraine

In Ukraine, heavy fighting between government forces and separatists around the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site has forced an international investigation team to turn back for a second day. Read more…

At least 13 dead in violence near MH17 crash site

Ukrainian troops fought pro-Russian separatists to gain control of the MH17 crash site as European investigators have been getting more involved in the investigation. CCTV-America’s Tony Cheng reports. Read more…

Russia denies charges of shooting down MH17

Russia is angry at the U.S. and Ukraine’s allegations that it shot down flight MH17. CCTV-America’s Tony Cheng reports. Read more…

AIDS conference mourns the loss of experts onboard MH17

The international AIDS conference has drawn to an end in the Australian city of Melbourne. The event was marred by tragedy following the loss of AIDS researchers and advocates on flight MH17. CCTV America’s Hannah Belcher reports from Sydney, Australia. Read more…

Two more planes arrive in Netherlands with the remains of MH17 victims

It’s been more than a week since Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine. Officials from the Netherlands and Australia are still trying to secure access to the area controlled by pro-Russia separatists. More victims’ bodies have been flown back to the Netherlands with nearly 200 now in the country. CCTV-America’s Dan Whitehead brings us this update from Amersterdam. Read more…

Small investigative team just now accessing downed MH17 wreckage

Small investigative team finally allowed access to MH17 wreckage

Two more transport planes arrived in the Netherlands Thursday carrying the remains of the victims of Flight MH17 from eastern Ukraine. While the process of identification gets underway for the recovered bodies, some remains are still missing. Little can currently be done to search for more bodies due to security concerns hindeings the investigation teams. CCTV-America’s Tony Cheng reports. Read more…

Ukraine crisis continues despite MH17 plane crash

As the first bodies are transported back the Netherlands, the turmoil in Ukraine from the MH17 plane crash continues. Read more…

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down amid continuing MH17 investigation

As the investigation at the MH17 crash site gets underway, fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatists continues. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports. Read more…

Some MH17 victims’ bodies returned home

Ceremonies were held in Amsterdam to mourn the lives of the plane crash victims as the first bodies were returned to the Netherlands. CCTV’s Dan Whitehead reports. Read more…

Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash

MH17: First victims arrive in Netherlands

On a sombre day of national mourning, the first bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were transported to a military base in the Netherlands.
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Photos: Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

298 people perished when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 17th, 2014. Malaysia Airlines has published a full passenger manifest. Read more…

Obama on Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash, Gaza

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the situation in Gaza and the Malaysian airline crash in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning. He confirmed at least one American citizen was onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and asserted the plane was brought down by separatists. Read more…

Malaysian plane crashes in Ukraine, 298 feared dead

The United Nations will hold an emergency meeting Friday about the Malaysia airline crash, according to CCTV’s Liling Tan at the organization’s headquarters in New York. Read more…

Possible separatist involvement in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash

Possible separatist involvement in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash

Ukraine’s security chief has blamed Russian intelligence officers for being involved in the crash. The Foreign Ministry has released the audio of what it says are two phone call conversations. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Kiev. Read more…

A history of civilian airline downings

A history of civilian airline downings

The case of Malaysia Airline Flight MH17 is not the time a civilian airliner has been shot out of the sky. It has been a rare occurance, but it does happen. CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports with a look at other airliners that have been taken down over the past few decades. Read more…

How the probe may play out for answers to Flight MH17

How the Flight MH17 probe may lead to answers

Many unanswered questions surround the downing of Flight MH17. Investigators will be looking at everything, from wreckage at the site to satellite images. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports on how the probe might play out and what challenges lie ahead. Read more…

Russia blames Ukraine for downing of MH17

Russia blames Ukraine for downing of MH17

The Russian Defense Ministry is stressing that Russian forces were not involved and hinting that it is the Ukrainian military that is in fact guilty. Tom Barton reports  more from Moscow on what Russian leaders are saying about Flight MH17. Read more…

Flight MH17: Another Malaysia Airlines tragedy

Flight MH17: Another Malaysia Airlines tragedy

A Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The U.S. government now says the plane was brought down by an anti-aircraft missile. Bodies are scattered around what is believed to be the wreckage of the jet near the village of Grabovo, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists. Read more…

Social media reactions to Flight MH17 and conflict in Gaza

Social media reactions to Flight MH17 and conflict in Gaza

Social media went into overdrive Thursday as a result of two breaking news stories:the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy and the rapid escalation of the conflict in Gaza. CCTV’s Susan Roberts reports. Read more…

MH17: Plane was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam

Roee Ruttenberg reports from Kiev on the latest about Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 that crashed in Ukraine Thursday. Read more…

MH17 victims sent to Dutch medical military base for identification

After being flown to the Netherlands, the bodies of the victims will be taken to a Dutch military base for identification. CCTV correspondent Dan Whitehead reports. Read more…

Aviation attorney on whether downing of MH17 an ‘act of war’

Aviation attorney Floyd Wisner joins CCTV America on the MH17 tragedy. Wisner focuses on aviation law to determine whether the shooting of MH17 is deemed an act of war, and whether the airline is liable to the families.

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AIDS researchers, Australians killed on MH17

More than 100 of the world’s top AIDS activists, researchers and health workers bound for a conference in the Australian city of Melbourne were onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed after being shot down over eastern Ukraine. Read more…

Analysis of human cost, impact on Ukraine crisis from MH17 downing

What will be the fallout from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over the separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine? Read more…

Russia denies involvement in MH17 downing, demands security for investigators

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that there be enough security in Ukraine for air crash investigators to do their work, after growing accusations that Russia was involved in the crash. CCTV’s Tom Barton reports. Read more…

Downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 becomes Netherlands' national tragedy

Downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 becomes Netherlands’ national tragedy

Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he spoke to Vladimir Putin and was assured of a complete and independent, international investigation. He also said they would “turn every stone” to investigate the tragedy. CCTV’ s Richard Bestic reports from Amsterdam on the grim aftermath. Read more…

Dutch victims of downed MH17 to be flown home Wednesday

The bodies of hundreds of Dutch victims of the MH17 tragedy could soon be returned to their homeland, as the first plane carrying the bodies is expected to leave for Eindhoven on Wednesday. Read more…

Impact of Flight MH17 on Australia has Tony Abbott calling on Putin

Australia lost 27 of its citizens when Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has personally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his cooperation in the international investigation. He’s also sent the man who led Australia’s failed search for MH370 to Kiev to help coordinate recovery efforts. Hannah Belcher report. Read more…

International community urges Russia to ensure unlimited access to MH17 site

The international community urges Russia to ensure unlimited access to the crash site of Malaysia Air MH17. Read more…

Flight MH17: Another Malaysia Airlines tragedy

Investigation on the ground for downed MH17

The next step in finding out exactly what happened to MH 17 is the investigation on the ground. Read more…

Malaysia responds to the downing of flight MH17

For the latest from Kuala Lumpur on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, CCTV’s Andy Saputra reports live. Read more…

MH17 tragedy hits home in the Philippines

This photo was taken three years ago when the Pabellons last had their family reunion in their home province of Quezon in the Philippines. Read more…

Malaysian Prime Minister: Pro-Russian rebels agree to return black boxes

Malaysian Prime Minister secures release of MH17 black boxes from pro-Russian separatists

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said pro-Russian rebels have agreed to hand over the black boxes from the downed MH17 as part of an agreement he reached with rebel leader Alexander Borodai Monday night. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Kiev. Read more…

Malaysian officials to turn over MH17’s black boxes to British investigators

The flight recorders will be examined by British air accident investigators. Read more…

Malaysia Airline refuses to take MH17 victim’s family members to Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines has ruled out flying family of the victims to the crash site in Ukraine. Read more…

Netherlands King, Queen meet with relatives of Dutch MH17 victims

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have been meeting with relatives of the victims of the MH17 tragedy. Read more…

Netherlands outraged by ‘utterly disrespectful behavior’ at MH17 crash site

In Holland, there is growing anger over the treatment of the bodies of the MH17 victims. The Dutch Prime Minister announced he is sending a team of experts to the crash site to help identify the victims. CCTV’s Richard Bestic reports from Amsterdam with the latest. Read more…

Three families from one Dutch town killed on MH17

Once a passenger manifest, now a list of victims.  At St. Vitus Church in Hilversum, Netherlands, the locals grieve. Read more…

U.S. response to downing of Flight MH17

U.S. President Barack Obama has called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine to allow for a full investigation of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site. Read more…

Ukraine strongly accuses Russia in MH17 disaster

Kiev says that it has proof that Russia provided the missile system that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Read more…

Ukrainians mourn the MH17 victims

Ukraine is calling for immediate international action on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Ukrainians mourning the victims of the attack said they want the perpetrators held accountable. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Kiev with details. Read more…

UN Security Council unanimously demands international access to MH17 crash site

The United Nations Security Council is taking action on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Read more…

Who shot down Malaysia airlines MH17?

U.S. President Barack Obama says there needs to be a credible, international investigation into the crash. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has called the crash a quote: “act of terrorism” and accused Russia of being behind it. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he blames Ukraine, saying the crash would not have happened if Kiev had not resumed a military campaign against rebels in the east. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenburg reports from Keiv with more. Read more…