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The World Reports on Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine

President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River near Wilmington, Del., Thursday, July 17, 2014, to announce an initiative to increase private sector investment in the nation
President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River near Wilmington, Del., Thursday, July 17, 2014, to announce an initiative to increase private sector investment in the nation's infrastructure. The bridge was closed for emergency repairs last month after the discovery of four tilting support columns, and the federal government is helping pay for repairs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
— image credit: Photo for: AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, with the attack killing all 298 on board – including one Canadian, a 24-year-old med student currently studying in Romania.

On Friday, U.S. intelligence reported that a surface-to-air missile took down the flight, MH-17, which had taken off from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration did not provide any official speculation on who was responsible for the strike, but an unnamed "official said U.S. intelligence assessments suggest it is more likely pro-Russian separatists or the Russians rather than Ukrainian government forces shot down the plane" (via The Canadian Press).

More updates below, provided by the Canadian Press on Storify:

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