• Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine (video)

    A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, amid allegations it was shot down, BBC reports.

    Dozens of bodies are scattered around what is believed to be the wreckage of the jet near the village of Grabovo, said to be under rebel control.

    Flight MH17 had been due to enter Russian airspace when contact was lost.

    Both the Ukrainian government and rebels have denied shooting it down in the region close to the Russian border.

    Pro-Russian separatists are believed to have shot down two Ukrainian military planes over the region in recent days.

    There is no official closure of Ukraine airspace but Germany’s Lufthansa has decided to divert four flights currently in the air which would overfly east Ukraine. “The safety of our passengers is our top priority,” it said.

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