Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged the United Nations to label rebels fighting Ukrainian forces as belonging to "terrorist organisations."
During a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Poroshenko's press service quoted the leader as asking the UN to "condemn the actions of terrorists and to recognise the so-called "DNR" (Donetsk People's Republic) and "LNR" (Luhansk People's Republic) as terrorist organisations."
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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