As UK correspondent Matt Frei reports, the smell is unbearable and the atmosphere is extremely tense as the identification process begins.
Medical supplies are fast running out and doctors say that they have never seen anything like this a they can't cope.
Prince William and Kate are preparing to celebrate Prince George's first birthday.
Young IDF war logistics officer Tia Kobashvili's heart sank yesterday at the news 13 of her comrades had been killed in battle.
Israel has bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip.
Mike McRoberts and 3 News camera operator Simon Ashworth witnessed Israel's missile defence system in action.
World efforts to broker a ceasefire in war-torn Gaza have gathered pace as Israel presses a blistering 14-day assault on the enclave.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the remains of those onboard crashed flight MH17 will be handed over to the Netherlands.
The UN Security Council has demanded a ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as the death toll there soared to more than 500.
The site where MH17 crashed is currently the world's biggest crime scene, but it is one that is still guarded by the suspected criminals.
John Key has received an assurance a Malaysian diplomat will be returned to face charges.
Emotions will run high as Newcastle United honour two of their stalwart supporters killed on flight MH17 when they play Sydney FC in Dunedin.
The MH17 disaster has dominated world headlines in the past few days, dwarfing developments in New Zealand politics.
Two police officers who attempted to arrest a man in New York's Staten Island, only for the man to later die, have been demoted.
Journalists have been allowed to rummage through MH17 debris, despite investigators having trouble getting access to the crash site.
David Cameron, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel held separate phone calls to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Nearly 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed in one day of fighting.
Pro-Russian militiamen in Ukraine have loaded almost 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jet into trains.
Scores of people, a third of them children, have been killed in one neighbourhood in Gaza.
The toll since the campaign in Gaza began on July 8 continues to grow, with 357 Palestinians and seven Israelis now dead and many more injured.
A New Zealand woman and her Dutch husband killed on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight were a "beautiful couple".
Prime Minister John Key says those responsible for the deaths of two New Zealanders on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight need to be held to account.
Henk and Ineke Tournier were all smiles before boarding flight MH17 on the way to see daughter Nanda and her family in New Zealand.
Four children and a man have been killed in Israeli tank shelling in the east of the Gaza Strip, medics say.
The plight of Palestinians was highlighted by a march in Auckland after a ground operation in Gaza by Israel.
With Ukraine emergency services and OSCE teams stopped from accessing the site where MH17 crashed, the Malaysian PM has urged Russia to step in.
The European Aviation Security Agency has said flyovers in the eastern Ukraine region should be avoided.
The family of an Otaki man on board have come together to grapple with his death.
Australia is still reeling from the loss of 28 citizens and the Prime Minister has announced plans for a national day of mourning.
English Premier League side Newcastle United have paid tribute to two fans who died on flight MH17 on their way to support the club in New Zealand.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says separatists destroyed MH17 with a missile fired from a Russian made launcher.
Dawn is rising on Donetsk in Ukraine as the reality of the MH17 disaster emerges again from the cover of darkness.
Malaysia's Transport Minister has called for swift justice for those responsible for crash of flight MH17.
Former US Ambassador to NATO Robert Hunter believes unless someone admits to this attack, it may be a while until conclusions can be made.
The first Maori to play Premiership football - Winston Reid is loved by West Ham's typically hard East End fans.
A Kiwi who was declared a terror threat in 2011 claims in a video that he's joined Islamist fighters in Syria.
While it seems unlikely for a passenger plane to be shot down by mistake, it has happened before.
Israeli ground troops backed by tanks and warplanes have swept into Gaza on a mission to stamp out rocket fire.
The weapon that shot down flight MH17 is sophisticated, and composed of radars, command vehicles and missile launchers.
As details continue to emerge about the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, so do the identities of those on board.
Aucklander Mike Bullot is lucky he avoided being a passenger of Malaysia Airlines MH17, which crashed in Ukraine today.
A least one New Zealander is believed to have been on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
A journalist reporting from the Malaysia Airlines crash site says she could smell "burning" in the air as her vehicle arrived at the scene.
Najib Razak addressed media in KL with an update on MH17, the Malaysia Airlines flight believed shot down in Ukraine.
Israel's defence force has confirmed it has launched a ground operation in the Gaza strip, just hours after a humanitarian ceasefire ended.
Amateur video appears to show an explosion in the area where the Malaysian Airlines plane went down.
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 295 people on board has crashed in eastern Ukraine amid claims it was shot down.
The US and the EU have has significantly strengthened economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
Three family members of a jailed Chinese pastor have escaped the country and arrived in the United States.
An Istanbul bus driver has been sacked after video footage showed him immersed in a book while travelling at high speed on a busy street.
Israel has agreed to a five-hour ceasefire, just hours after four children were killed on a Gaza beach.
A crime drama that's gripped Australia has ended with a real-life guilty verdict of murder.
Israeli warplanes have targeted the homes of Hamas officials, security sources say.
A 44-year-old Australian soldier has died after falling 30 to 40 metres down a crevasse on Aoraki/Mt Cook this afternoon.
An underwater video crew has provided a chilling look at just how close German submarines got to the United States during World War II.
Israel has resumed a punishing air campaign against Gaza after its Islamist foe Hamas rejected a six-hour truce.
Twenty-one people have died after a train derailed in Moscow's packed metro during rush hour.
Survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria will receive nearly AU$500 million in a class-action settlement.
Grief swept down a street in Gaza City at the weekend and a 12-year-old boy was in the middle of it.
A tornado has wrecked havoc on parts of western Australia, killing two people in Perth.