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Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.More >>
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Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.More >>
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DONETSK, UKRAINE (CNN) - With flight recorders now in the hands of Malaysian officials, the investigation into the plane crash in Ukraine takes an important step forward.
But the international community still has a lot of questions and concerns about the apparent missile strike which downed the plane.
Investigators will analyze the flight recorders from MH17 to get a better idea of what happened to the plane.
Pro-Russian rebels gave the recorders to Malaysian officials on Tuesday, days after the crash that killed nearly 300 people.
As to whether the black boxes might have been tampered with, experts say that is highly unlikely.
"You can't go in and fool around with the data and move data points around. These are solid, secure devices. If there was any kind of attempt to alter them, investigators would know immediately,” said Peter Goelz, former managing director of that National Transportation Safety Board.
But if the plane was indeed shot down, as the U.S. government claims, the flight data and voice recorders alone won't show who was responsible.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says that part of the investigation is being obstructed.
"...Not everyone has been supporting a real investigation into this crime. If they were, international experts would have had unimpeded access to the crime scene and all of the wreckage would have been left where it had fallen,” said Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
As rebels continue to deny responsibility, a man whose grandson died on flight 17 blames them, blames Russia, and blames Ukraine.
"I am very angry about the whole situation, and I'm really not only angry with the rebellion club, but also with the Ukraine government who had been too weak after three months not to be able to silence the rebellion,” said Ronald Schansman, grandfather of a MH17 victim.
After being left to the elements for days, the bodies of the dead were finally loaded onto a train and shipped out of Donetsk. Dutch inspectors said they were "more or less" satisfied with how those remains were being stored.
The remains will eventually be taken to the Netherlands where the majority of the victims are from for identification.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:32:01 GMT
The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to...More >>
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Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:22 GMT
Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...More >>
Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...More >>