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Dutch unveil memorial for victims of Ukraine airplane crash

Dutch unveil memorial for victims of Ukraine airplane crash

Vijfhuizen, NETHERLANDS, Jul 17 (Reuters) The Netherlands unveiled a national monument today in memory of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in 2014 above territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Victims came from 17 countries, and included 196 Dutch citizens. The Netherlands took the lead in investigating the crash and intends to try those it considers responsible. Authorities concluded the plane was shot down by a Russian-made ground-to-air rocket but have yet to formally identify suspects. Moscow denies any of its rockets could have been used. On the third anniversary of the disaster, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte unveiled the 25-metre-long monument in a park in the village of Vijfhuizen, near Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Dutch politicians and around 2,000 relatives also attended. A glistening steel structure shaped like an eye and set before a dark wall bears the names of the victims. "If you look into it, you will see yourself and the name of your loved one," Ronald Westerhuis, the sculptor who designed the memorial, was cited as saying in the Trouw newspaper today. "The steel is so polished it will reflect the sunlight onto the dark wall, in the hope that this will ease the sadness." REUTERS AD1845

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Abdul Hamid takes oath as Bangladesh President for second term

24 Apr 2018 | 11:38 PM

Dhaka, Apr 24 ( UNI) President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday took oath as the head of state for the second consecutive term at a ceremony at Bangabhaban this evening.

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Richard Verma downplays H-1B issue

Richard Verma downplays H-1B issue

24 Apr 2018 | 11:29 PM

New York, Apr 24 (UNI) Former US ambassador to India Rahul Richard Verma has said that proposed changes by the Trump administration in the H-1B visa regime are a result of the transformation in the American political landscape.

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Sushma begins her Mongolia visit

Sushma begins her Mongolia visit

24 Apr 2018 | 6:54 PM

Ulaanbaatar, Apr 24 (UNI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday arrived in Mongolia on a two-day visit.

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World has realised of no “good terrorists”: India at SCO

World has realised of no “good terrorists”: India at SCO

24 Apr 2018 | 4:37 PM

Beijing, Apr 24 (UNI) Batting for adoption of uncompromising approach towards the persisting threat of terrorism in Afghanistan, India on Tuesday said that the World has now realised that there were no good terrorists.

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Sheikh Hasina gets global women’s leadership award

Sheikh Hasina gets global women’s leadership award

24 Apr 2018 | 4:06 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Apr 24 ( UNI) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive the prestigious Global Women’s Leadership Award in Sydney during her coming visit to Australia.

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