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(CNN) - Even as investigators say they need more access to bodies and wreckage from last week's Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the pro-Russian rebels that control the territory say they're tiring of having any probe there, a spokesman for a monitoring group said Friday.
With the site still not secure eight days after the crash, and victims' remains still lying with debris, nations such as Netherlands are pressing to send their own police and investigators to the scene. Various negotiations are under way.
(CNN) – By now, 198 coffins carrying remains from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are either in the Netherlands, or on the way there.
For many of the victims in those coffins, they are finally back in their homeland, because so many aboard the plane were Dutch citizens.
A team of 75 investigators from the Netherlands, France, Malaysia, and Australia – all countries who had citizens aboard the flight – will have the task of combing through the remains to try and match what is left to a name. They will use dental records, fingerprints, and DNA testing, which is considered the gold standard.
But as CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, it is a science, but not a perfect science.
(CNN) - French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, French President Francoise Hollande said Friday.
Wreckage of the jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in Mali, he said, making it the third major international aviation disaster in recent days.
"Regrettably, there were no survivors. I share the pain of the families, who are going through terrible hardship," he said.
(CNN) – As the coffins roll through the streets of the Netherlands, the Dutch grief is turning to anger – and their latest target is Vladimir Putin's daughter, Maria.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.
(CNN) – With no significant ceasefire agreement, the U.S., Egypt, Qatar, and other countries will now return to negotiations to find a solution.
But the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. says the world should not be trying to stop the violence in Gaza, and do nothing instead.
"Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas in the Gaza strip, and that while Hamas will resist demilitarization, and more civilians will suffer, by ending the cycle once and for all thousands of innocent lives will be saved," Michael Oren writes in The Washington Post.