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DEVELOPING: Malaysian Jetliner Believed Shot Down In Ukraine

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An Associated Press journalist has counted at least 22 bodies at the plane wreckage site in eastern Ukraine involving a Malaysia Airlines commercial flight. The plane appeared to have broken up before impact and the wreck is scattered over a wide area in the eastern Ukraine village of Grabovo, about 25 miles from the Russian border.

Separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk are denying they're responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane. And Ukraine's president says his country's armed forces didn't shoot at any airborne targets. A Ukrainian official says a passenger plane with 295 people aboard was shot down in the country's east. Malaysia's defense minister says there's no confirmation that a Malaysia Airlines plane has been shot down, but he's directed the Malaysian military to find out what happened. Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed that it lost contact with a flight from Amsterdam over Ukrainian airspace.

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