World renowned HIV researcher Joep Lange and dozens of other passengers on Flight 17 were heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia. Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the impact that their deaths will have on the global health community.
Pro-Russian rebels shot down three Ukrainian planes and a helicopter in the weeks before the Flight 17 crash. The danger across the region led other flights to avoid the area. Rene Marsh looks at the questions now being raised about MH17's flight path.
The Flight 17 crash site is being described as one of the world's largest crime scenes. It's also one of the most challenging crime scenes. New information is emerging about the crash. Anderson Cooper looks at today's developments in the MH17 investigation.
It has been over a year since Drew Ryder saw his brother Arjen and his wife Yvonne. They Ryders are part of a large Australian family and Drew has been living in the United States for the last two decades. Arjen Ryder was a top Australian agriculture department researcher. He and Yvonne were returning home from a trip to the Netherlands when they were killed in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash. Drew Ryder shared his memories with Anderson Cooper. He described Arjen as one of the most generous and warmest people he ever knew. Drew also explained why he and his family are ready to forgive whoever brought down the plane.
He also shared photos of the Arjen and Yvonne with us.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came a day after the U.S. imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest companies. Those sanctions were sparked by Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine. Anderson Cooper looks at the conflict that brought us to this point.
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Geneva today for a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. They issued a joint statement calling for a de-escalation of tensions. It comes as a leaflet distributed outside a Ukrainian synagogue orders Jews to register with the government. Nick Paton Walsh has the latest from Donetsk, Ukraine.
Russia claims it doesn't have a military presence on the Crimean peninsula. But CNN has found new evidence that Russian troops are not only there but they're constructing new barbed wire borders and bringing in landmines. Anna Coren has the latest from Crimea, where she and her crew were involved in a tense encounter with armed forces.
Oscar Pistorius sat through a tough week of emotional testimony in his murder trial. Several witnesses took the stand including the former Olympian's neighbor's who say they heard a woman's screams coming from the house. But Pistorius's lawyers tried to make the case that he mistook his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar, and it was actually Pistorius screaming. Nick Valencia has the latest.
Anderson discussed this with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin who says Pisotrius' defense "is he screams like a girl."
It initially appeared that President Putin made the decision to invade Ukraine with little warning. But now the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency says there was evidence more than a week in advance and the Obama Administration was warned. Anderson discussed this with former CIA officer Bob Baer, The New Republic's Julia Ioffe and World Policy Journal Editor-in-Chief David Andelman.
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