Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian firms
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday Kiev would impose sanctions on Russian individuals and companies who directly or indirectly support "terrorists" fighting against government troops in the country's east. He did not give any details of what form the sanctions could take.
The remains of the victims arrive in the Netherlands
Two aircraft carrying the remains of the victims of the downing of the flight over eastern Ukraine touched down at an airport in the Dutch city of Eindhoven on Wednesday. The remains of some of the 298 passengers will be brought over the next few days to a military base in Hilversum.
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of typhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people. The accident happened on one of the Penghu islands, also known as the Pescadores. Eleven injured people had been taken to hospital.
Poland confirms case of ASF in farm pigs
Preliminary tests have pointed to a case of African swine fever (ASF) among farm pigs in eastern Poland near the city of Bialystok. About 200 farm from the danger zone of 7 km (4.3 miles) around the county of Grodek may have to be put down, Poland's chief veterinary officer said.
Nine Israeli soldiers killed in clashes with Hamas
Nine Israeli soldiers were killed on Monday during clashes with Palestinian militants, the Israeli military said, lifting the army death toll to 27 in two weeks of fighting around the Gaza Strip. More than 500 Palestinians have also died in the conflict, Gaza health officials say.