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Missing Birmingham children found safe and well on bus

Two children reported missing in Birmingham have been found safe and well on a bus, West Midlands Police said.

Police had earlier launched a search for Saina Sava, 11, and her three-year-old brother Adi after they disappeared from their home at around midday.

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Thousands in Holland pay respects to MH17 victims

Thousands of Dutch people lined streets today to pay their respects to the victims of flight MH17.

Thousands turn out to line the route of a convoy of hearses, bearing remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, as they make their way to Hilversum, Holland.
Thousands turn out to line the route of a convoy of hearses, bearing remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, as they make their way to Hilversum, Holland. Credit: Reuters

Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists.

A man holds a Netherlands flag flying at half-mast as a row of hearses, escorted by military police, passes by.
A man holds a Netherlands flag flying at half-mast as a row of hearses, escorted by military police, passes by. Credit: Reuters

The first 16 coffins with the remains of victims landed at Eindhoven airport from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

Read: Bells toll across Holland as first victims of MH17 land

Thousands of mourners gather to show their respects to the MH17 dead.
Thousands of mourners gather to show their respects to the MH17 dead. Credit: Reuters

A motorcade accompanied the hearses as they arrived at the Korporaal van Oudheusden barracks in Hilversum.

Devastated family members of victims look on as the hearses arrive at the Korporaal van Oudheusden barracks.
Devastated family members of victims look on as the hearses arrive at the Korporaal van Oudheusden barracks. Credit: Reuters

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Scene set for the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony

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Missing children 'unlikely' to know way around area

Two children who have been missing in Birmingham since this morning are unlikely to know their way around the area, police say.

Superintendent Alison Telford, who is coordinating the search, said officers were becoming "increasingly worried" about Saina Sava, 11, and her three-year-old brother Adi.

It’s been a number of hours now since Saina and Adi went missing and we’re becoming increasingly worried about them.

As they’ve only been in the city for a short time they’re unlikely to know their way around the area, although we have had numerous sightings of them in the locality throughout the afternoon on Alum Rock Road and Bordesley Green East.

It’s about to get dark and we need to ensure these children are found and reunited with their family as soon as possible, so I would urge people in this area of Birmingham to please check your gardens and sheds and have a look out of the window.

– Superintendent Alison Telford

Read: Father 'sad and shocked' over kids' disappearance

Father 'sad and shocked' over kids' disappearance

A father has described his sadness and shock after his two children went missing in Birmingham.

Police have launched a search for Saina Sava,11, and her brother Adi, 3, who have not been seen since leaving their family home in Wright Road, Washwood Heath at around 11.30am this morning.

"I feel very sad and shocked because my kids are missing," Ion Sava, 33, told the Birmingham Mail.

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Saina Sava and her brother Adi were last seen on Wright Road, in Washwood Heath. Credit: Google Maps

"They have never done this before. They only ever go to the shops with their parents.

"They walked out the door and that was the last time I saw them. I've tried calling their friends' parents - but nothing."

Mr Sava's wife was said to be too distressed to speak.

Read: Police increasingly concerned for missing children

Taiwan crash scene 'chaotic' on Penghu island

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan.

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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight. Credit: REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen

47 people were killed and the burning debris set buildings on fire, officials have said.

"It's chaotic [at] the scene," Jean Shen, director of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, told Reuters.

A car is seen covered in rubble from the wreckage
A car is seen covered in rubble from the wreckage. Credit: REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen
A relative cries after hearing of her loss.
A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries. Credit: REUTERS

Eleven injured people on the plane were taken to hospital, the government said.

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Police increasingly concerned for missing children

Police say they are increasingly concerned for two children who have been missing in Birmingham since this morning.

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Saina Sava was last seen pushing her three-year-old brother in a pushchair this morning. Credit: West Midlands Police

Saina Sava, 11, was last seen pushing her three-year-old brother Adi in a black and red four-wheeled pushchair on Wright Road, in Washwood Heath, at 11.30am this morning.

The family - who are originally from Romania - have only been living in Birmingham for three months.

Saina, who is described as 5ft tall with long dark hair, was wearing a white t-shirt and light blue jeans with a diamond pattern on both legs.

Adi was wearing a yellow t-shirt and yellow or brown shorts at the time of his disappearance.

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