A teenager accused of posting offensive tweets about two Newcastle United football fans who were killed on Flight MH17 has had the charge against him dropped.
18-year-old Mitchell Tace Chapman from Sunderland, was due in court today but the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to discontinue the case.
John Alder and Liam Sweeney were flying to New Zealand to watch Newcastle play a series of friendly games when the plane went down over eastern Ukraine.
298 people died in the crash.
Large bouquets of flowers have been left by local Malaysians to offer condolences to the families of British students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were stabbed to death in Borneo.
Candles have been left in tribute to the two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo.
The dean of undergraduate studies at Newcastle University's medical school, Professor Jane Calvert, says two members of staff are out in Borneo.
They are offering support for students out there following the death of medical undergraduates Neil Dalton and Aiden Brunger, stabbed to death following an altercation in a bar.
Four men arrested in Malaysia over the fatal stabbings of two British medical students after a row in a bar have admitted the crime, a police chief said.
The local men were arrested over the killing of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were in the country on attachment to a local hospital.
Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung said police had now finished their investigation after the men confessed to the stabbings.
We have finished our investigation, the crime has been solved. The suspects have been apprehended and they have admitted the crime. We have recovered the weapons from the crime.
We are waiting for the corpses in the hospital mortuary to have the post-mortem carried out. We have all the major evidence in our hands which we will send to the prosecution.
The British medical students stabbed to death in Malaysia were set to complete their attachment to a local hospital tomorrow, according to local reports.
Police said Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were killed in an alcohol-fuelled incident and four men had been arrested in connection with their deaths.
Two British medical students stabbed to death in Malaysia were warned about the dangers of drinking in bars on the island of Borneo days before the fatal attack, according to reports.
Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton were killed just days after two Irish medics were reportedly beaten up in a bar in the region.
Staff at the teaching hospital both students were attached to warned their pupils about the dangers of drinking in the area after the attack, reports claimed.
Four people are believed to have been arrested in connection with the killings of Mr Dalton and Mr Brunger.
A British medical student killed in Borneo has been described as a "totally nice guy".
Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were in their fourth year studying medicine at Newcastle University, were stabbed to death on the island following a row in a bar.
Mr Dalton's neighbour - who nicknamed the 22-year-old "Dr Biscuit because of his ginger hair and medical studies - said he was a "bright, self-motivated man".
"I'm totally shocked at the news. He was just a lovely boy. Totally self-motivated. Always jogging and studying," the 50-year-old, whose daughter went to school with the victim, said.
"I think he'd always wanted to do medicine. He was always studying.
"It's just such a shock. He was just a totally nice guy. He wasn't gregarious, just a fun, genuine guy," she added.
The family of Aidan Brunger, one of two British students stabbed to death in Borneo, have released a photograph of the 22-year-old outside the hospital where he had been training.
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Images have emerged of the arrests of the men suspected of involvement in the fatal stabbings of British medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in Borneo.
Four local men have been remanded in custody following the early morning deaths in the city of Kuching in the Malaysian part of the island.