Who are the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17?

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WATCH: The 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster include 80 children, dozens of renowned AIDS researchers and a promising young medical student from Ontario. Jennifer Tryon has their stories.

TORONTO – AIDS researchers, soccer fans, a nun and a Canadian medical student were among of the passengers aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, sending shockwaves that rippled around the world.

All those aboard died.

READ MORE: Shot that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came from separatist territory says Obama

As emergency workers continue to sift through the wreckage of the downed jetliner, there is now a clearer picture of who the victims were.

At least 189 were from the Netherlands.

The nationalities of other passengers included 44 Malaysians – including 15 crew and two infants; 27 Australians; 12 Indonesians, including one infant; 9 Britons; four Germans; four Belgians; three Filipinos and one person each from Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Hong Kong, according to the airlines and those governments. Vietnam’s U.N. ambassador said three unidentified victims were Vietnamese. (Dual citizenship may account for a total greater than 298).

The Canadian on board has been identified as Andrei Anghel, a 24-year-old native from Ajax, Ont. Sonrin Anghel – who received the news from police late Thursday – said his son was attending medical school in Romania and was travelling to Bali on vacation.

24-year-old Ontario medical student Andrei Anghel was among the 298 people killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed over Ukraine. (广州桑拿论坛)

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According to his personal website, Andrei Anghel was a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he earned an honours degree in biomedical science.

WATCH: Canadian on board flight downed over Ukraine has been identified

A large contingent of researchers and scientists was on board the flight heading to an AIDS conference in Australia.

The Academic Medical Center hospital in Amsterdam said in a statement that two of its staff – renowned AIDS researcher Joep Lange and his colleague Jacqueline van Tongeren – were believed to have perished.

World Health Organization spokesperson Glenn Thomas, a 49-year-old Briton, was along among the dead.

In a statement the WHO said Thomas “will be remembered for his ready laugh and his passion for public health.”

Australian woman Kaylene Mann suffered the almost unimaginable: She lost her brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows when Flight 370 vanished in March; and, on Friday, Mann found out her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

“It’s just brought everyone, everything back,” her brother Greg Burrows told the Associated Press. “It’s just … ripped our guts again.”

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Students at a Catholic school in Sydney, Australia, gathered to remember 77-year-old teacher Sister Philomene Tiernan.

Melbourne teacher Frankie Davison and her husband Liam were also on the flight.

“Our hearts and sympathy goes out to their children Milly and Sam, and family,” Toorak College wrote. “We are devastated by the news of this tragedy.”

READ MORE: ‘An outrage’ say world leaders as they react to Malaysian Airlines MH17

The English Premier League was also affected: Soccer club Newcastle United announced two of its supporters – John Alder and Liam Sweeney – who were flying to watch the team’s tour of New Zealand were among those who perished.

World leaders have condemned the attack and are calling for a full investigation.

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*With files from the Associated Press

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Jason Biggs, Bill Maher slammed for controversial tweets

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TORONTO —; Actor Jason Biggs and comedian Bill Maher both came under fire Thursday for comments made on 广州蒲友.

Biggs apologized late Thursday for a light-hearted tweet shortly after a Malaysian aircraft was shot down over Ukraine.

“People were offended, and that was not my intent,” he wrote. “Sorry to those of you that were.”

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Biggs, the American Pie star currently starring in Orange is the New Black, had tweeted to his 452,000 followers: “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?”

He later added: “It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.”

Biggs deleted the tweets after sparking a firestorm.

In his apology, Biggs acknowledged the incident is “a horrible tragedy.”

He tweeted: “I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.”

Maher, host of Real Time, angered many of his nearly 2.7 million followers when he tweeted Thursday: “Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her.”

In the Washington Post, Alexandra Petri attacked Maher’s attempt at humour.

“Violence against women, as a hilarious joke premise, went out of style somewhere between the passenger pigeon and the Pole joke,” she wrote, calling his analogy “weird, sexist, unfunny.”

On social media, reaction to Maher’s comment was immediate —; and almost entirely negative.

“I hear you,” tweeted comedian Frankie Boyle. “Women do go crazy when you blow up their kids, huh?”

As of Friday morning, Maher has not commented on his tweet or the reaction. He is likely to address it on his show Friday night.

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PHOTOS: Wildfires burning across B.C.

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VANCOUVER – There are about 155 fires burning across B.C. and many communities are under evacuation alerts and orders due to the intense fire activity.

There were 36 new fires sparked on Thursday alone.

In Prince George Friday morning the smoke was so thick from nearby fires that the street lamps had to be lit again. The smoke is from the Chelaslie Fire near Tetachuk Lake, which was very active on Thursday and residents of Prince George were seeing those effects a day later. The smoke was mixed in with a rain system, bringing the first serious rain to the area for a couple of weeks.

Taken at UNBC Friday morning. Credit: Kevin Ericsson.

Residents from across the province have been sharing images of some of the fires on social media and we have compiled them here for you. If you have any others you would like to share please email them to [email protected]广州桑拿网.

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More photos from the Smith Creek fire in West Kelowna:

The forest fire on Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna.

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Photos from the Botanie Creek fire, north of Lytton:

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Credit: Sherry McIntyre

Credit: Sherry McIntyre

These photos are from the fire near Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday afternoon, taken by David Knott:

These photos were taken in Williams Lake Friday morning – it’s also really smoky! Taken by Sheila Scott:

These photos were taken near Kitimat, where spot fires were popping up all over the island. Taken by Jean Nidd.

Firefighters working on spot fires near Kitimat, B.C.

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Fires are popping up near Kitimat, B.C.

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Storm aftermath keeping crews busy in Saskatchewan

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Watch the video above: Storm aftermath keeps city crews busy

SASKATOON – People were left without power and downed trees dotted streets after a series of severe thunderstorms passed through Saskatoon and parts of Saskatchewan overnight Thursday.

In Saskatoon, power was out in many neighbourhoods and trees could be seen on streets on the west side of the city.

Lightning from the storm may have also sparked a house fire in Saskatoon.

Electricity outages were reported in several areas of the province after the storm toppled power lines from a damaged high-voltage transmission tower.

Here are some images from the storm. If you have any to share, sent them to us at [email protected]广州桑拿论坛.

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Douglas Crescent in Saskatoon

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Damage at Luseland airport

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Damage near Kerrobert

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John A. Macdonald Road in Saskatoon

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3600-block Diefenbaker Drive in Saskatoon

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St. Laurent Crescent in Saskatoon

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Douglas Crescent in Saskatoon

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Mammatus clouds near Landis

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Rain gauge in Luseland

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Wind damage from storm along Railway Avenue in Unity

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Swath of flattened crop

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Storm damage in Luseland

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John A. Macdonald Road in Saskatoon

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Damaged transmission tower near Harris

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These are just south of Saskatoon (not far from the SIR racetrack) – the lonely grain bin is actually supposed to be on the other side of the highway with the other two grain bins (one of which is over too).

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Blown over sign south of Saskatoon

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UConn settles suit over handling of sexual assault complaints

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STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference.

The bulk of the settlement, $900,000, will go to a former UConn hockey player who joined the federal lawsuit last December, a month after it was originally filed by four other women. She alleged she was kicked off the team after reporting she had been raped by a male hockey player in August 2011.

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    The other four women will receive payments ranging from $125,000 to $25,000.

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    The Associated Press obtained settlement documents in advance of a planned Friday morning announcement by the university and plaintiffs.

    The school, which has repeatedly defended its policies for responding to sexual assault complaints, did not admit any wrongdoing.

    “It was clear to all parties that no good would have come from dragging this out for years as it consumed the time, attention and resources – both financial and emotional – of everyone involved,” said Larry McHugh, the chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees.

    “In order to do this, compromise was required on both sides, which is reflected in the settlement. I hope this resolution will help the students find closure on this issue.”

    Messages seeking comment were left for the women’s attorney, Gloria Allread, who was expected to hold a news conference later Friday.

    The lawsuit alleged discrimination based on gender and retaliation in violation of the law known as Title IX, which guarantees equal educational opportunities to students at schools that receive federal funds. It sought unspecified monetary damages and changes in university policies.

    The U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Civil Rights began an investigation in December based on complaints filed by four of the plaintiffs and three other women. That investigation, which could include the loss of federal funds for the school, continues even though these four women also have withdrawn their complaint to the Education Department.

    School officials said they would continue to co-operate with that investigation.

    The two sides issued a joint statement, which includes an acknowledgment by the plaintiffs that “certain UConn employees provided compassionate care and assistance to them” while contending the response of the school as a whole, showed deliberate indifference.

    One plaintiff, Kylie Angell, said she was told by a police officer that, “Women need to stop spreading their legs like peanut butter or rape is going to keep happening until the cows come home.”

    None of the men involved in the complaints ever faced criminal charges. The attacks allegedly occurred between 2010 and 2013, while the women were students at the school.

    UConn officials have detailed numerous steps the school has taken to ensure women can report sexual assaults to police or schools and receive proper guidance and counselling. The school also said it has expelled 27 students since 2005 who have been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations, including 15 in the past five years. The school could not say how many complaints had been filed during that time.

    “This lawsuit may have been settled, but the issue of sexual assault on college campuses has not been,” said school President Susan Herbst.

    “Our hearts go out to all victims of sexual violence. The University has taken many positive, important steps in the battle against sexual assault in recent years, which are described in the joint statement, but there is still more to be done.”

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Typhoon Rammasun hits southern Chinese island; kills 1 person

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BEIJING – A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines.

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall on Hainan southwest of Hong Kong at about 3:30 p.m. (0730 GMT) with winds as strong as 216 km/h, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The agency said Rammasun was the most powerful storm in at least nine years and possibly since 1973.

READ MORE: At least 12 dead as typhoon slams Philippines

A man in the town of Wengtian on Hainan died after he was struck by debris after his house collapsed in the typhoon, Xinhua reported.

More than 26,000 people on Hainan were evacuated and authorities required resorts and tour bus companies to suspend operations through Saturday afternoon. Xinhua said authorities had ordered the highest level of disaster alert for the region.

WATCH: Typhoon Rammasun slams into Philippines

The local news website Hainan Net said ferries to the mainland and train service on the eastern part of the island were suspended. Xinhua reported that 36 trains in the Guangxi region west of Guangdong had been stopped.

The storm brought high winds and rain to Hong Kong and was due to plow through northern Vietnam after passing Hainan.

Rammasun barrelled through the northern Philippines on Wednesday, drenching the capital, Manila, and knocking out power to whole provinces. The Philippine government raised the death toll Friday to 54. Three more people were missing and 100 injured.

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Evacuation order lifted after vegetable plant fire in Tecumseh, Ont.

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WATCH: Aerial footage of fire at plant in Town of Tecumseh.

TECUMSEH, Ont. – An evacuation notice has been lifted in a community just east of Windsor after a massive fire broke out overnight at a vegetable processing plant.

The fire began overnight but Bonduelle Canada, which owns the plant, could not confirm the cause.

Tecumseh fire Chief Doug Pitre said two ammonia-filled tanks from the plant might have become a significant hazard if the fire had not been contained.

The frozen goods company said its unlikely production will be able to continue until repairs are done.

“Bonduelle will take all necessary measures to minimize the impact of this tragedy on its employees and customers,” it said in a release.

The town had issued an evacuation order for residents living within 1.5 kilometres of the facility, affecting about 1,300 homes.

Others in the area outside the evacuation zone were being asked to stay sheltered and in place, and to keep their windows closed.

Tecumseh Fire and Rescue Services told residents between County Road 22 to the south, St. Thomas Road to the north, Lesperance Road west to Manning Road are to evacuate the area.

Tecumseh Arena, 12021 McNorton Street, is available to host residents, as well as St. Joseph’s School located on Clover and McHugh, Windsor.

Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara says residents are being offered shelter at the town’s arena and a nearby school.

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“At this stage the fire is not proceeding westerly direction,” said McNamara. “The goal is to protect the pressure vessels holding bigger tanks of ammonia.”

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

Bonduelle says on its website that it is Canada’s leading processor of canned and frozen vegetables. The plant employs nearly 150 full-time employees and another 700 seasonal workers who produce nearly 30,000 tons of frozen goods and another 20,000 tons of canned goods each year,

A statement from the company says the “property damage is considerable.”

It has seven plants in Canada, including three in Ontario and four in Quebec.

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High-risk sex offender released, expected to live in Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG – Long-term offender Rainie James Semple, who has a long history of violent and sexual offences, was released from prison this week and is expected to live in Winnipeg, police say.

Semple, also known as Rene James Everett, 41, was released Wednesday after spending time at Stony Mountain Institution for testing positive for THC, the main psychoactive in marijuana, which breached the terms of his long-term offender supervision order.

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Semple is about five-foot-seven and 160 pounds. He has tattoos of a panther on his right forearm, a heart on his left hand and R.E. on his right hand, and his upper right arm has a two-inch round scar.

Semple was designated a long-term offender on July 7, 2009, and placed under a 10-year supervision order. He’s participated in some treatment programming but is still considered at a high risk to reoffend in a sexual and/or violent manner, with women and girls are at particular risk.

He has been convicted of sexual assault with a weapon, sexual assault, and violent offences such as robbery, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, a weapons offence and failure to comply with recognizances, undertakings and probation orders, police said.

He sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint in 2000, when he was on probation for uttering threats and breaching an undertaking. He also threatened to kill his victim in 2007 while in police custody.

He’s also been convicted of robbing a man at knifepoint.

The terms of his long-term supervision order include:

immediately reporting all intimate, sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with women and girls to his parole supervisor;not possessing or consuming alcohol and non-prescription drugs and avoiding establishments where the primary source of income is from the sale of alcohol;complying with treatment plans and programs for substance abuse and sexual deviancy as arranged by his parole supervisor;complying with psychological and psychiatric counseling as arranged by his parole supervisor; andnot contacting his victims or members of their families.

He’s also subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition.

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155 fires burning across B.C.

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WATCH: 32 new wildfires have broken out in BC Thursday triggering new evacuation orders. 1500 people living in West Kelowna are among the evacuees.Tanya Beja reports.

Fire season has hit B.C. with 155 fires burning across the province right now, according to fire officials.

There were 36 new fires today with five aggressive wildfires in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which needed additional resources.

The Wildfire Management Branch is responding to an increase of fire activity within the region due to hot and dry conditions, particularly in the Merritt and Penticton areas.The Smith Creek wildfire near West Kelowna is now estimated at over 175 hectares in size and an evacuation order is in place issued by the Central Okanagan Regional District.The Maka-Murray wildfire, west of Murray Lake, is now estimated at 400 hectares in size. Helicopters and 10 firefighters are responding to the wildfire. An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Thompson Nicola Regional District for an estimated 30 properties on the east side of Murray Lake.The Apex wildfire is burning west of Penticton near Apex Mountain and is estimated at 313 hectares and currently is 50 per cent contained. This fire is suspected to be person-caused.The Jura wildfire, five kilometres southeast of Missezula Lake, is currently estimated at 450 hectares. Although crews were previously withdrawn from the site due to safety concerns, 20 firefighters and air tankers are responding to the incident.The Boot Hill wildfire is burning 30 km southwest of Penticton, near Lookout Mountain. The estimated size is 138 hectares and is now 30 per cent contained. Five fire fighters, two helicopters, and heavy equipment have been sent to the site.

Officials say in order to minimize the possibility of additional person-caused fires, all campfires are prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Center. The prohibition will remain in place until the public is notified that it has been rescinded.

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Plane victims long dead, not ‘fresh,’ says pro-Russia rebel commander

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MOSCOW – A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash  – suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.

The pro-rebel website Russkaya Vesna on Friday quoted Igor Girkin as saying he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.

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    The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 was shot down Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard. The plane was flying 10,000 metres above an area where Ukrainian forces have been fighting separatist rebels. Each side accuses the other of downing the plane.

    U.S. intelligence authorities said a surface-to-air missile brought down the plane, and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told the U.N. Security Council in New York on Friday that the missile was likely fired from a rebel-held area near the Russian border.

    Commander and self-proclaimed minister of Defence of so the called “Donetsk People’s Republic” Igor Girkin, aka Strelok (C), walks with his bodyguards in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on July 11, 2014.

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    Girkin, also known as Strelkov and allegedly a former Russian military intelligence agent, said he couldn’t confirm the information. But it’s sure to add to the intense emotions surrounding the crash, with the rebels accused of shooting down the plane.

    Girkin said “Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness.”

    He claimed that a large amount of blood serum and medications were found in the wreckage.

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