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By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence against aid groups and general insecurity have plunged the Timbuktu region in northern Mali into a hunger crisis, with tens of thousands of children at increasing risk of dying from malnutrition, according to the United Nations. Around one in six people in the region are suffering from acute malnutrition, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said. This includes more than 50,000 children under the age of five who, because they are malnourished, are up to nine times more likely to die, the U.N agency said.
Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) (AFP) - Air crash investigators concluded Tuesday that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from war-torn eastern Ukraine last year killing all 298 people on board. "Flight MH17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane against the left-hand side of the cockpit," the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, Tjibbe Joustra, told a press conference.