Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down from pro-Russian rebel controlled territory within eastern Ukraine using a Russian-made Buk missile system that had recently been transported from Russia, a Dutch-led criminal investigation team has found.
All 298 people on board were killed.
One of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate for his efforts in forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died at the age of 93.
"Peres was a partner in creating the peace of the brave with the late President Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Rabin, and has made intensive efforts to reach a long-lasting peace since the Oslo agreement and until the last breath."
-- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas