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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk addresses the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: PM Arseny Yatseniuk resigns over his country's precarious energy situation

Parliament has blocked legislation to allow a liberalisation of control over Ukraine's gas pipeline system

A Donetsk People's Republic fighter stands guard during a pro-Russian meeting in the city of Donetsk earlier this month

Ukraine crisis: Now the city of Slovyansk has been recaptured, will Donetsk be next?

As Ukrainian forces regain control of one major city, people wonder if rebel stronghold Donestsk can hold out

A map of the placement of air defense in the area of Donetsk is shown on the screen during a briefing by Lieutenant-General Andrei Kartopolov, Head of the Main Operative Department of the Russian General Staff, left, and Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev, Head of the Air Force General Staff, right, on the circumstances of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russian authorities point finger at Ukrainian fighter jet

Meanwhile, train carrying 282 passengers' remains leaves for Ukraine-controlled Kharkiv

Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the pro- Russian separatist “Donetsk People’s

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: An audience with Alexander Borodai the man whose fighters are accused of downing the plane

Alexander Borodai, the man who styles himself Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, had set the time of his press conference for half-past noon.

Pro-Russian separatists block the way to the crash site of MH17, near the village of Grabove

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: As the body bags arrive, confusion reigns on the hillside disaster site

Villagers in Grabove, eastern Ukraine, tell Andrew Buncombe of the moment Flight MH17 fell out of the sky and the chaos that followed

Aftermath: Flowers at the crash site

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russians accused of blocking access to site of disaster

Ukraine accuses the rebels of tampering with the crash scene and even looting
A woman crosses herself amid flowers and candles outside the Dutch Embassy in Kiev yesterday

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia pledges full co-operation as experts arrive at Ukraine crash site

The world community heaped pressure on Moscow today as evidence mounted that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak has launched an urgent investigation into the crash

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Malaysian PM launches investigation after expressing shock over 'shot down' plane

Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak says he was shocked by what had happened after plane carrying 295 people came down in rebel-held Donetsk region

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Rosalind Russell's vivid portrait of a rapidly changing Burma

Her decision to focus on people's lives reminds us how insightful such stories can be

Shamar Rinpoche’s body has yet to be repatriated

Did a senior Tibetan Buddhist leader's funeral plans fall foul of Himalayan power politics?

The Sharmapa held a senior position within the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, yet he was not without controversy

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