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Chief international observer Paul Picard, right, walks with Vadim Artyomov, deputy governor of Ukraine's Rostov region, in Gukovo, 75 miles from the Russian border Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Pivovarov)
Chief international observer Paul Picard, right, walks with Vadim Artyomov, deputy governor of Ukraine's Rostov region, in Gukovo, 75 miles from the Russian border Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Pivovarov)
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International investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

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From left, Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE mission to Ukraine and a pro-Russian rebel examine a map as they try to estimate security conditions outside Donetsk, Ukraine Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
From left, Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE mission to Ukraine and a pro-Russian rebel examine a map as they try to estimate security conditions outside Donetsk, Ukraine Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

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Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Fighting keeps police team from Ukraine crash site

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

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Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian police will be sent to the Malaysian airliner's crash site in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine to help secure the area and recover victims' remains, Abbott said Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian police will be sent to the Malaysian airliner's crash site in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine to help secure the area and recover victims' remains, Abbott said Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
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Unarmed Aussie police to help secure Ukraine site

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Unarmed Australian police will be sent to the site in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysian airliner came down as part of a Dutch-led police force to secure the area and help recover victims' remains, Australia's prime minister said Sunday.

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Miguel Panduwinata, left, Mika Panduwinata, Samira Calehr, second from right, and Shaka Panduwinata, right --  Shaka Panduwinata and his brother Miguel Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/The Calehr family)
Miguel Panduwinata, left, Mika Panduwinata, Samira Calehr, second from right, and Shaka Panduwinata, right -- Shaka Panduwinata and his brother Miguel Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/The Calehr family)
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Victims’ family: Malaysia Airlines lacking in compassion

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys' grandmother.

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Dutch and Australian investigators examine pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the village of Rassipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Dutch and Australian investigators examine pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the village of Rassipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

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Ukrainian honor guards lift up a coffin, holding the body of one of the Malaysian Airlines plane passengers, to load it onto a Dutch cargo plane in Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  (AP Photo/ Sergei Chuzavkov)
Ukrainian honor guards lift up a coffin, holding the body of one of the Malaysian Airlines plane passengers, to load it onto a Dutch cargo plane in Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/ Sergei Chuzavkov)
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Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks, during a visit to the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, Monday July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Matthews, Pool)
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks, during a visit to the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, Monday July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Matthews, Pool)
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Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

LONDON (AP) -- Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday.

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Protesters stage a rally in front of Ukraine embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Protesters stage a rally in front of Ukraine embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Protesters in Malaysia seek justice from Russia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Protesters marched on the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, waving placards and demanding justice for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week.

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President Barack Obama visits the Dutch Embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolence, joined by Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Mollema, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama visits the Dutch Embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolence, joined by Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Mollema, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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US officials: Can’t link Russia directly to shootdown

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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