Friday, October 31, 2014   

(Flight MH17) Australians mourn victims of Malaysian jet tragedy
(08-07 11:02)

Australia's prime minister says those responsible for shooting down the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine will face judgment, as his nation marked a day of mourning for the 38 Australian citizens and residents who died in the crash.

The commemorations on Thursday were centered on St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, capital of Victoria state where 16 of the victims lived.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the multi-faith service that hundreds of Australian police and military personnel have been working around the clock to retrieve human remains and belongings from the war zone where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed on July 17 with the loss of 298 lives.

He said: "There will be a time to judge the guilty, but today we honor the dead and we grieve with the living." --AP   
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