Ban Ki-moon calls for 'transparent' Ukraine probe

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for "a full and transparent international investigation" into what brought down a Malaysian civilian airliner over eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard.

I am closely monitoring the reports, along with the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations agency. There is clearly a need for a full and transparent international investigation.

– Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

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MH17 bodies begin long journey back to the Netherlands

The bodies of flight MH17 victims have begun a long journey back to the Netherlands, where they boarded the downed airliner almost five days ago amid continued diplomatic tensions over the 298 deaths. A UK expert is among international representatives waiting to start the process of identifying the remains when they arrive in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv before being flown on to Eindhoven.