Home > News > World
Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 2:06:54 PM
Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 2:08:28 PM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Evidence at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 has been tampered with on an industrial scale as part of an apparent cover-up attempt, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday.
"After the crime, comes the cover-up. What we have seen is evidence tampering on an industrial scale and obviously that has to stop," Abbott told reporters in Canberra. "It's not an accident. It's a crime."
Abbott added, however, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had so far been "as good as his word" by approving a U.N. Security Council resolution guaranteeing safe access to international monitors trying to secure the scene.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board. Twenty eight Australians were killed.
The aircraft's black boxes, which could hold information about the crash in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, were handed to Malaysian officials on Tuesday morning.
(Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Michael Perry)
Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta'
Iran, six powers to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on March 5 -EU
Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
China questions U.S. threat of U.N. sanctions on South Sudan
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
Boca striker Gigliotti moves to China - report
Couples take challenge to discourage eating shark’s fin soup
IBM targets US$40bil in cloud, other growth areas by 2018
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)