Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's Asia Correspondent Andrew Buncombe is based in Delhi. His dominion ranges over India, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, occasionally parts of South East Asia and - or at least he is hoping - The Maldives.

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Bangladeshi rescue workers search for dead bodies inside the sunken ferry on the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres south of Dhaka. A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 45 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said

Rescue operation underway in Bangladesh after ferry capsized with 250 aboard

Reports said the vessel, the MV Pinak, was crossing the River Padma in Munshiganj district

Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko has said the resignation of Mr Yatseniuk will not affect the military operation underway in the east of the country to defeat pro-Russian rebels

Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko says resignation of Prime Minister will not affect military operation to defeat pro-Russian rebels

As emergency workers were collecting the remains of the 296 people killed in the MH17 crash, operations against the rebels have continued

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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