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)
Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain
Turkish president rounds on feminists, says men and women not equal
U.N. to miss December 1 Ebola target due to rising Sierra Leone cases
Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defence secretary
Women City centres bring hope to El Salvador's abused women
Government caveat threatens Hungary's private pension schemes - fund operator
Xavi fundamental to Barca says coach Luis Enrique
One Direction wins artiste of the year award at AMAs
Telecom firms call for change to BT's business broadband 'monopoly'
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)