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  1. Rebels Release Bodies and Black Boxes in Ukraine

    The remains of the MH17 crash victims were finally released by Donetsk separatists overnight and are being transported to the Netherlands. The aircraft’s black boxes were also handed over, coinciding with the UN Security Council’s call for a full investigation into the tragedy. While powerful world leaders have pressured Russia and the rebels with public denouncements, the breakthrough eventually came thanks to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose quiet diplomacy suggests the West should consider changing its approach to the conflict.

    NPR, Reuters, NYT

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