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Body of second football fan killed on flight MH17 identified

The body of a second football fan who was killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified, the Foreign Office said.

Newcastle United super fan John Alder, 63, was travelling to New Zealand with his friend Liam Sweeney, 28, to watch their team play pre-season friendlies when the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in the Ukraine five weeks ago.

The crash claimed the lives of all 298 people on board.

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Malaysian bodies from MH17 arrive in Kuala Lumpur

The remains of 20 people killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

The victims, the first to be repatriated from the flight to the country, arrived in a Malaysia Airlines jet on a national day of mourning.

All 298 passengers and crew on board MH17 died when it was shot down in July. Credit: Reuters

A minute's silence will be held to honour the victims, while the Malaysian government has requested people to wear black as a mark of respect.

All 298 passengers and crew on board died when the plane was shot down over a rebel-held area of eastern Ukraine.

Forty-three Malaysian nationals were among the victims.

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