MH17: 'We think of him dying immediately'

MH17 victim Rob Ayley, 29, with his young son, Seth, was the proud father of two boys.

MH17 victim's family believes their son did not suffer, despite report's findings.

MH17: Chaotic, freezing swirl video

A general view of the cockpit wreckage at the Gilze-Rijen Military Base, Netherlands.

Passengers may have been conscious as objects flew through MH17's cabin.

MH17 shot down by missile video

Media are shown a reconstructed cockpit model, created from MH17's wreckage.

Malaysia Airlines plane was downed by Russian-made Buk missile - but who was to blame?

Ukraine defends its inaction

The reconstructed wreckage of the MH17 passenger plane seen after the presentation of the final report into the Malaysia Airlines flight crash over Ukraine.

Criticised in the official MH17 crash report, Ukraine defended its decision not to close airspace in the east of the country.

Inside the MH17 wreck gallery

A police office stands guard in the MH17 cockpit wreckage.

Journalists invited to tour a reconstruction of the Malaysia Airlines plane.

EU migrant arrivals 170,000 in Sept

Food and water are given to migrants living in an Athens park while waiting to be taken to a centre for the displaced where they can receive food and medical care before continuing their journey to western Europe.

Some 170,000 irregular migrants entered the EU in September, the bloc's border agency Frontex said.

Russia brushes off MH17 report video

Officials of Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey hold a media conference to reveal the findings of their own experiments - which they say contradict the official report.

Russian government says MH17 investigation is "biased", as its state arms-maker contradicts the official findings.

Arrest prompts clashes in Kosovo

Protesters lobbed stones and torched vehicles during the clashes.

Tear gas fired at protesters demanding the release of a prominent opposition politician.

Climate pledges not enough

'If we do not do something, the increase of temperatures will be between 3.8 and 4.7 degrees,' says Miguel Arias Canete.

National pledges fall short of goal to keep global warming below 2 degrees, says Europe's climate chief.

Hipsters mistaken for terrorists

The Swedish chapter of the Bearded Villians. Police were called to their meeting because their black and white flag has a passing resemblance to that of Isis.

Swedish "Bearded Villains" group gets a surprise visit from officers investigating terrorism.

Last minutes of fatal car crash video

Footage of the moments before this joyride ended in tragedy.

Drug-fuelled joyride recorded on a phone ends in tragedy.

EU to lift Belarus sanctions

Alexander Lukashenko won the election by a landslide 83.5 per cent.

Despite Belarus election falling short of democratic standards, Europe still looks set to ease sanctions.

London cops end Assange-watch

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spent three years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

After three years, police have given up waiting for the WikiLeaks founder to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Botched demolition leaves towers standing

Children at the site of the Red Road tower blocks after one was demolished in 2013.

The public demolition of a set of iconic high rise flats in Glasgow did not go as well as hoped.

Final MH17 report due

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of flight MH17.

A final report is expected to confirm that a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysia Airlines airliner in eastern Ukraine.

Belarus re-elects 'last dictator in Europe'

Alexander Lukashenko, right, seen here with Russian President Vladimir Putin, won more than 80 percent support as he was re-elected.

Support for the 20-year-old regime of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has risen since he cast himself as a stabilising influence in the region.

Putin defends Syria air strikes, slams US

Vladimir Putin says the US would have been better off giving Russia "$500 million" instead of funding the Free Syrian Army.

Russian president says bombing campaign in Syria has already been more effective than US efforts in the region.

Germany's one million refugees

A migrant takes a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This year alone, Germany expects to take in more than one million of the refugees flowing into Europe.

Germanwings families may sue

The pilot is believed to have planned the Germanwings plane crash, which killed 150 people.

Pilot's intentional crash could see US court action over deaths of 150 on board.

Turkish blasts kill dozens video

Victims' bodies are covered by banners at the blast scene in Ankara after twin explosions killed at least 86 people and injured almost 200.

Video has emerged of the moment bomb blasts ripped through a protest rally in Turkey, killing dozens.

Zoo to publicly dissect year-old lion

"The purpose of the public dissection was to give people "a closer-to-the-animals experience," zookeeper Michael Wallberg Soerensen says.

The lion was killed to avoid inbreeding - now the zoo wants to dissect it during school holidays.

Refugee on rise as winter approaches

Life jackets, deflated dinghies and life tubes left behind by refugees and migrants are seen on the roadside near a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The number of refugees arriving on Greek islands has leapt to 7000 a day, due to fears the weather will worsen.

Refugees fly to new home in latest EU plan

Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano greets migrants before they are relocated to Sweden.

The first of 160,000 refugees expected to be resettled as part of a new EU redistribution programme have left Italy for their new home in Sweden.

Nobel peace prize race heats up

Pope Francis has proved to be a popular pontiff.

German chancellor Angela Merkel is the bookies favourite ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement this weekend.

Greek tragedy for refugees lost at sea

Flowers are placed on the grave of an unidentified migrant.

Greece's third biggest island, Lesbos, has run out of room to bury the bodies of drowned refugees.

Sexist anti-sexist TV ad pulled

The advert has been pulled after an outpouring of criticism online.

A French TV station's attempt to pull a sexist advert has backfired, with the video already shared online.

Boost to Austrian anti-refugee party

Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache has toned down his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of the Vienna vote in an attempt to win over critics.

Right-wing organization The Freedom Party is looking to take control of capital Vienna in upcoming elections.

EU to get tough on deportations

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere: "Returns are always tough. But ... we can only offer space and support to refugees in need of protection if those who don't need protection don't come or are quickly returned."

EU governments agree to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an border guard force.

ICC prosecutor plans probe

Russian soldiers ride an Armoured Personnell Carrier near Igoeti, on the road from Tbilisi to Gori, Georgi, in this August 22, 2008 image.

International Criminal Court plans to investigate possible war crimes during Russia-Georgia conflict in 2008.

Putin 'scores' seven goals video

Russian President Vladimir Putin taking part in the gala ice hockey game in Sochi.

Russian president marks birthday with eyebrow-raising show of sporting excellence.

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