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Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border
A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukraine, it said in a[Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
An aviation source in Moscow told Reuters the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine.
Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region.