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LUI TUCK YEW CONFIRMS THAT SQ351 WAS 90KM BEHIND MH17 ILL-FATED TRAVEL ROUTE

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is looking into ways to enhance the sharing of safety and security information among national aviation authorities and airlines, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said on Monday (Aug 4). But like many airlines plying between Europe and Asia, Singapore Airlines was flying in the same airspace as MH17, with SQ351 about 90km away, said Mr Lui. “As soon as SIA received news of the incident, they immediately re-routed all their flights to avoid Ukrainian airspace entirely,” he said.

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SPINNING THE NARRATIVE, IGNORING THE FACTS

Soviet leader Josef Stalin once memorably remarked about his country that "it does not matter how people vote; it matters who does the counting". Mr Putin is continuing this tradition by assuming that facts are unimportant - the only thing that matters is who spins the narrative.

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UKRAINE REVEALS PHOTO OF BUK-M1 MISSILE-SYSTEM CROSSING INTO RUSSIA

The Ukraine Security Service (SBU) has uncovered evidence that one of the Russian “BUK-M1” surface-to-air missile systems fired the missile from a location near the town of Snizhne in the Donetsk region. Head of Ukraine’s SBU Counterintelligence Department Vitaliy Nayda revealed photo evidence of two “BUK-M1” missile systems crossing the border from Ukraine into Russia at 2am (Ukrainian time) on Friday (July 18), after the plane was shot down.

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MAS MH17 CRASH: SEVEN PASSENGERS BOUND FOR SINGAPORE

Seven passengers on board a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed over eastern Ukraine on Thursday were bound for Singapore via Kuala Lumpur. At least three were Dutch nationals, The Straits Times has learnt. It is not known if any of the other four were Singaporeans.

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Pro-Russian Rebel Commander: ‘We Did Warn You — Do Not Fly in Our Sky’

As news broke of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 being downed in eastern Ukraine, the separatist’s shadowy commander with a pencil mustache issued a dark warning on social media. Through his VK.com account, Russia’s version of Facebook, the self-proclaimed defense minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin — who goes by the nom de guerre Igor Strelkov — boasted about shooting down a plane.

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Flight MH17: Unofficial list of nationalities on board

An incomplete flight manifest showed 154 Dutch citizens were on board. Also on board were 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six UK citizens, four Germans, four French, four Belgium nationals, three Filipinos and one Canadian.An infant was among those on board. The nationality of the other 58 passengers on board had yet to be determined.

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MALAYSIAN PLANE CARRYING 295 PASSENGERS CRASHES IN UKRAINE

Interfax news agency are claiming that a Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine, near the Russian border. "A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was fyling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine," an aviation source told Interfax.

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