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Airliner shot down, Ukraine says

No sign of survivors; combatants swap blame

Posted: July 18, 2014 at 4:03 a.m.

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

HRABOVE, Ukraine -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.

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