‘I’m for the Truth’: RT Reporter Resigns Over Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Disaster
‘“When this story broke I ran back into the newsroom and saw how we were covering it already and I just knew I had to go,” Sara Firth said. “It was the total disregard to the facts.”
‘Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday with 298 people on board. Ukraine’s Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko was quick to point to finger at Russia, saying he had “unconditional evidence” that Russia was involved in downing the plane. He blamed pro-Russian rebels for the attack. Russia, in turn, blamed Kiev for not pulling back its operation in the region…’
Commercial Planes Routinely Fly Over Conflict Zones, From Ukraine to Syria
So how come it was a Malaysian plane again that was ‘Chosen’? The plane that was shot down was not even alone in that area at the time.
Couple missed Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed because of lack of seats
‘A couple who had been planning to fly on the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in Ukraine spoke last night of the “sick feeling” they experienced on hearing the news.
‘Barry Sim and his wife Izzy were told there were not enough seats on the plane for them and their baby so they switched to a later KLM flight.
‘Up to 10 British passengers were last night feared to be among the 295 people killed when a the Malaysia Airlines plane was apparently shot down on the Russia-Ukraine border.
‘Asked about his response to the crash, Mr Sim, from Scotland, said: “You get this sick feeling in the pit of your stomach […] We started getting butterflies. Your heartbeat starts going.”
‘Mrs Sim added: “There must have been someone watching over us and saying ‘you must not get on that flight’…’
‘Brilliant Minds’ Perish in Malaysia Airlines Crash
‘The International AIDS Society, convenors of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), is continuing to work with the authorities to clarify how the tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 impacts our conference delegates, our conference partners, and our community as a whole.
‘In recognition of our colleagues’ dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS, the conference will go ahead as planned and will include opportunities to reflect and remember those we have lost.
‘The International AIDS Society will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.’