MH17 plane crash: Trial hears trauma of relatives demanding justice

About 90 relatives will speak at the high-security court in Schiphol over the next three weeks.

International investigators say the plane was shot down with a missile fired by pro-Russian rebels.

Three Russians and a Ukrainian are on trial but none will appear in court. All four have denied involvement.

The Malaysian Airlines flight was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17 July 2014 when it was downed. It crashed in the Donetsk region, about 50km (30 miles) from the Russia-Ukraine border.

Delay in Salwai trial in Vanuatu

The former leader is facing bribery, corruption and perjury charges.

Two other former ministers are also standing trial, after a complaint by former opposition leader and current deputy prime minister, Ishmael Kalsakau, last year.

When the Supreme Court trial began this morning the public prosecutor said last minute documents needed to be supplied to the defence lawyers.

It is understood these documents concerned new prosecution witnesses who had not been listed during the conference of the lawyers.

NT seasonal worker pilot: managing worker safety in the COVID-19 era

The pilot programme has the potential for more ni-Vanuatu workers to follow.

Vanuatu launches Pacific’s first drone trial

Vanuatu will test Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), commonly referred to as “drones”, and the services offered by that industry using an important commodity - lifesaving vaccines. Successful applicants are being challenged to demonstrate the value and suitability of the drones in solving a key development issue – the supply of vital vaccines to children in otherwise inaccessible communities.