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International aviation officials to hold emergency talks on MH17 downing

Published on Jul 26, 2014 12:36 AM

OTTAWA (AFP) - World aviation officials will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced on Friday.

The "special high-level meeting" will be held on Tuesday, according to a statement, and will also cover "appropriate actions to be pursued in order to more effectively mitigate potential risks to civil aviation arising from conflict zones."