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Ukraine government suspends MH17 crash site truce

The Ukrainian government has suspended a ceasefire in the area surrounding the MH17 crash site after the recovery mission was halted yesterday, Reuters reported.

The Netherlands halted the operation because of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister announced yesterday.

Mark Rutte told journalists in The Hague the risk posed to the team of 70 Australian, Dutch and Malaysian experts was too great to continue working in the area.

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Touching memorial service for MH17 victims

The anguish of a mother and father whose three children died when Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine was laid bare at an emotional memorial service in Australia.

A thousand people attended the service at Perth in Australia, to hear the children's parents speak of their loss.

ITV News reporter Ria Chatterjee reports.

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