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Tuesday 30 September 2014

UN approves call for international investigation into Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy

Published 21/07/2014 | 20:29

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Railway employees are pictured as they work near refrigerator wagons, which according to employees and local residents contain bodies of passengers of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane, at a railway station in the town of Torez, Donetsk region July 20, 2014. Railway workers said on Sunday bodies from the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine had been loaded into refrigerator wagons at a station in the town of Torez, 15 km (nine miles) away. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Railway employees are pictured as they work near refrigerator wagons, which according to employees and local residents contain bodies of passengers of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane, at a railway station in the town of Torez, Donetsk region July 20, 2014
The train carrying the bodies of  victims on its way to an unknown destination.
The train carrying the bodies of victims on its way to an unknown destination.
Workers carry away a victim in a body bag from the crash site
Workers carry away a victim in a body bag from the crash site

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for an international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in Ukraine.

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It came after Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said his nation backed the resolution, effectively assuring it would pass.

Diplomats had pressured a reluctant Moscow to approve the Australia-proposed resolution that demands international access to the crash site and a ceasefire around the area.

Of the 298 people aboard flight MH17 when it went down, 37 were Australian.

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