The audio released by Ukrainian intelligence agency — the State Security Service, known as the S.B.U. — said to be the audio from intercepted phone calls between separatists and Russian military intelligence officers, in which they appear to be acknowledging shooting down a civilian plane.
A Malaysian airliner with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine, amid allegations that it was shot down.
MH 17 was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam .
Social media, particularly Twitter, is abuzz with conflicting reports, but what is clear is that dozens of bodies were scattered around what is believed to be the wreckage of the jet near the village of Grabovo. Follow the latest in the filtered tweets, storified by us.
Chetan Bhagat has done it again. His ill-considered tweets on the situation in Gaza have stirred up a controversy. The best selling novelist has often managed to enrage the Twitterati, including the furore he caused by comparing the fall of the rupee with rape.
A 42-year-old cartoonist, Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko or ‘good-for-nothing kid’, on a self-proclaimed mission to “demystify” female genitalia, has been arrested under obscenity laws in Tokyo, Japan.
...you sort of know that the marketing has succeeded and the movie would get at least a great opening.