More jetliner deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

World Mar 9, 2015

More jetliner deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

The number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total, an international airline industry group said Monday. The International Air Transport Association said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline accidents in 2014. Its ...

World Feb 11, 2015

Dutch government releases MH17 documents, many redacted

The Dutch government released dozens of documents Tuesday about the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but much of the information was redacted. One of the Dutch broadcasters that requested the information be made public, RTL News, said it would protest the ...

Dutch set to begin assembling MH17 wreckage for investigation

World Dec 10, 2014

Dutch set to begin assembling MH17 wreckage for investigation

Crash investigators will try to reconstruct the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July from wreckage that was brought by truck to a Dutch air force hangar on Tuesday. Members of the national Safety Board will piece together the ...

Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

World Nov 24, 2014

Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Under the supervision of Dutch investigators and European security officials, the recovered fragments were loaded onto a train ...

MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

World Aug 23, 2014

MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of ...

World Aug 4, 2014

Ukrainian army steps up attacks on rebel-held Donetsk

Pro-Russian separatists battled Sunday to keep advancing Ukrainian government forces at bay in heavy fighting on the outskirts of Donetsk, the rebels' main stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Shelling by Ukrainian troops, some of them in sunflower fields outside the large industrial city, killed six people ...

Commentary / World Jul 28, 2014

No letup in the inhumanity

by Kevin Rafferty

Where are the peacemakers hiding? In China, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East, leaders have dug in and are picking at old sores and animosities, even trying to celebrate them.

Commentary / World Jul 25, 2014

MH17: condemn but learn

by Ramesh Thakur

It is not acceptable to respond to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, and to similar incidents, through the lens of either a friend or a foe. We need credible and prompt international investigations.