Malaysia's transport minister has defended the flight path of crashed MH17, saying it was following a busy "highway in the sky".
He added that the flight never strayed into restricted air space, and reiterated claims that it appears the plane was shot down.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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