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The downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine will be discussed

EU to impose sanctions on more Russians

17.50 EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels have decided to enlarge the number of Russians to be hit by sanctions as a result of Russia's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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A Palestinian child shouts after Israeli forces shelled her house in Gaza City

Fresh Israeli strikes raise Gaza death toll to 600

19.07 Israeli strikes have killed at least 13 women and children in Gaza, bringing the death toll to over 600, medics said, as the Israeli army announced the deaths of two more soldiers in the two-week conflict.

The train carrying around 200 body bags arrived in the eastern city of Kharkiv today

Identifying MH17 bodies could take months

18.56 The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine will be flown to the Netherlands tomorrow, where their identification could take months, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said this afternoon.

John McGuinness defended the PAC saying the committee is there to carry out a particular function

McGuinness: PAC will fight Kerins' legal action

17.45 The chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has said that a legal challenge by former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins to the committee's questioning of her will be robustly defended.

Ciarán Lynch said any witness or information deemed relevant to their investigation will be compellable

Lynch defends banking probe powers

19.41 The Chairman of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has said that the issues surrounding the compellability of witnesses to the Public Accounts Committee will not affect their work as they will have separate powers granted under their terms of reference.

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