Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysian Flight MH17 Shot Down in Ukraine, 295 on Board Feared Dead (Photos)

KIEV, Ukraine (Thursday: July 17, 2014) – Reported by madn3wz

A Malaysian Airline plane was reportedly shot down over war-torn part of the Ukraine on Thursday leaving the doubts about the fate of 295 on board. Flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, near the town of Shaktarsk, on July 17, 2014.(AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

There are unconfirmed reports that all 295 aboard were killed in the tragedy , however, an official confirmation is yet to be made from Ukraine or Malaysia.

In a tweet, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Razak has made a statement on the downed Flight MH17.

“I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation.

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Report Tags: Malaysian Airliner, Malaysian Airliner Crashed over Ukraine, Malaysian Plane Crash, Malaysian Flight MH17, Malaysian Airliner Shot down in Ukraine

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

World Cup Updates: Team USA Loses to Belgium, But Tim Howard Wins Millions of Hearts

SALVADOR, Brazil (Tuesday, July 01) - Reported by madn3wz

Belgium wins and through to the next round to face Argentina on Saturday (July 5).

World Cup Updates: Team USA Loses to Belgium, But Tim Howard Wins Millions of Hearts

Last match of the Round-16 was played today between the United States and Belgium at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. Belgium advances to the quarter-finals after beating the United States 2-1 in extra time.

Though Belgium won against the United States; but the soccer fans will never forget the heroics of the U.S. goalkeepper - Tim Howard, who kept on defying the Belgian attack throughout 120 minutes of the match. Howard had 16 saves, the most by any goalkeeper in the last 5 decades.

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Israel holds murdered teenagers' funerals

JERUSALEM, Israel (Tuesday, July 01) - Reported by madn3wz

Funerals of slain Israeli teens were held at on Tuesday afternoon in each of the victims’ hometowns, a day after the bodies of three teenagers were found in the West Bank. Tens of thousands of mourners converged to attend the funeral ceremonies of the teenagers.

Avi and Rachel Fraenkel embrace during the funeral of their son, Naftali, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Nof Ayalon, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Image credit: The Montreal Gazette)

Addressing thousands of mourners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described their killers as "heinous murderers".

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was present in the funeral ceremony of 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach in Elad, while Finance Minister Yair Lapid attended the funeral of 16-year-old Gil-ad Shaar in Talmon.

The burial service of 16-year-old Naftali Fraenkel was held in Nof Ayalon and attended by Education Minister Shai Piron. The three teenagers were laid to rest side-by-side at the Modi'in Cemetery, after services were held at the teens' respective hometowns. 

Mourners arrived in large convoys of buses arranged for the ceremony. PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres were among the speakers to eulogize the youths, whose bodies were wrapped in blue and white Israeli flags and laid on stretchers.

The bodies of all three were found on Monday, north of the Palestinian town Halhul, just north of Hebron. They had been missing since June 12. Israel has blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the deaths. Hamas has denied any involvement.

On Monday night, following the discovery of the bodies, an urgent cabinet meeting was called to assess the situation and to decide how to respond. Then Israel launched a massive air strike on the Gaza Strip, hitting 34 targets which the IDF said were terror-related. 

Report tags: Israeli Teens Funeral,  Israel, kidnapped teen, Israeli teens kidnapped, Bodies found of Missing Israeli teens, Hamas, Hebron, Gil-Ad Shaer, naftali fraenkel, eyal yifrah, Slain Israeli Teens Funeral

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