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MH17 victims begin long journey home The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning. Details UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes' UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks. Details Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged. Details Rival to challenge Indonesia result The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says. Details Quarantine over China plague death Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say. Details China detains five over meat scandal China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC. Details France jails pro-Palestinian rioters A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence. Details Key bridge blown up in Nigeria Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC. Details Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say. Details US court allows Arizona execution The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him. Details Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be. Details Polar bear 'too old' for Canada move An elderly, "depressed" polar bear is to stay in Argentina because he is too old, a zoo decides, rejecting a petition to move him to Canada. Details Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un. Details