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September 9th, 2014
03:00 PM ET

Web Exclusive: How difficult is it to fire Russia's missiles?

Dutch aviation investigators released their preliminary report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. They found "high-energy objects" struck the plane from outside. The report supports the theory that a warhead struck MH17, but it stops short of pointing the finger at who may have fired it.

The U.S. and Ukraine have accused pro-Russian separatists. Russia's BUK missile system is widely blamed as the weapon that brought down the flight.

There are no BUK systems in the U.S., but but Gary Tuchman visited the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for an up close look at its Soviet predecessor the SA-2.

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Filed under: Gary Tuchman • MH17 • Ukraine
July 31st, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Investigators reach MH17 crash scene and share exclusive photos and video

For the first time in days, investigators were able to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw describes crossing the front lines of the raging conflict in Eastern Ukraine. He also shares photos and explains why the investigation now needs to kick into high gear.

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July 30th, 2014
11:19 PM ET

Mapping the wreckage from the MH17 crash

Investigators in Ukraine tried and failed again today to reach the scene of the Flight 17 crash. Though they haven't set foot on the site, analysts are gleaning information by looking at the location of the wreckage and photos of the debris. The Wall Street Journal catalogued and mapped the crash site. Anderson and CNN safety analyst David Soucie looked at what the debris field tells us.

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Filed under: David Soucie • MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
July 29th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

The price of air safety

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is renewing discussions of installing missile defense systems on airliners. This technology costs about the same price as an in-flight entertainment system. Are airlines and passengers willing to pay for this protection? Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

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Filed under: Jason Carroll • MH17
July 25th, 2014
10:15 PM ET

Did extreme weather near the equator cause the Air Algerie crash in Mali? 

Air Algerie Flight 5017 had just changed its flight path to avoid a fierce thunderstorm when it disappeared. Saharan Africa is known for powerful weather that could be challenge for any pilot. Miguel Marquez looks at why weather patterns around the equator could be so dangerous.

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Filed under: Air Algerie • MH17 • Miguel Marquez
July 25th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

What is Putin up to? The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine weighs in

Hopes of a deescalation in fighting after the Flight 17 tragedy are fading. There are new signs that the Kremlin is sending more weapons to the separatists inside Ukraine, while Russian forces are firing from across the border. Anderson spoke with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt who says Putin could end this crisis with one phone call.

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
July 24th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Pro-Russian separatists detain freelance journalist working for CNN

A Ukrainian journalist working for CNN is being detained by pro-Russian separatists. Anton Skiba was outside of his hotel in a separatist controlled area of Donetsk when the armed militants grabbed him. For the last two days, CNN has been working behind the scenes to secure his release. Ivan Watson has the latest.

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Ukraine
July 24th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

MH17: Identifying the victims

Today, a new procession of coffins arrived in the Netherlands. The tough work of identifying the remains and returning them to their loved ones is just beginning. Anderson discussed the challenges with Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek who is also the author of 'Working Stiff.'

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Sanjay Gupta • Ukraine
July 24th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Air Algerie flight's tragic timeline

For the second time in a week, an airliner has crashed in a war zone. Today an Air Algerie flight, operated by Spain's Swift Air disappeared over Mali's Northern desert. 116 people on board are now presumed dead. Joe Johns takes a look at what we know so far about this latest tragedy.


Filed under: Air Algerie • Joe Johns • MH17
July 23rd, 2014
10:46 PM ET

Days after the MH17 crash, UK takes a new look into former Russian spy's death

Nearly eight years ago former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London after being poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope. On his deathbed Litvinenko put the blame on Vladimir Putin. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the case that may now find justice.

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