Tuesday, May 26, 2015   

(Flight MH17) Police team halts trip to crash site
(07-28 18:31)

An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area.
A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk, a town around 20 miles from the fields where the aircraft was downed.
Sounds of regular shelling could be heard from Shakhtarsk and residents were fleeing town in cars.
AP reporters saw a high-rise apartment block in the town being hit by at least two rounds of artillery.
The mandate of the police team is to secure the currently rebel-controlled area so that comprehensive investigations can begin and any remaining bodies be recovered. --AP
   
Other World breaking news:
(Cannes) Eva spices up the evening (05-22 19:33)
(Cannes) Intimate moment (05-22 19:28)
Israel deputy foreign minister insists on biblical ‘right’ to ‘our’ land (05-22 19:21)
Dogs were pals 27,000-plus years ago (05-22 19:17)
EC’s Juncker welcomes Hungary’s ‘dictator’ (05-22 19:11)
Crime-infested Paris shuts Eiffel Tower over criminal gangs (05-22 19:00)
Don't wait to fix Europe's economy: ECB (05-22 17:14)
Abe's wife visits war shrine (05-22 16:41)
Myanmar rescues 208 Bangladeshis from fishing trawlers (05-22 16:27)
Merkel says still 'a lot to do' for Greek debt deal (05-22 15:49)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.