Turkey YHT Train at Ankara
Turkey YHT Train at Ankara. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user B’Tian Denizcan P. Dorsam.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

It’s been a bad week for aviation.

    • Malaysian Airlines wreck over Ukraine still being investigated – Authorities from several countries are still trying to investigate the apparent missile strike that took down the 298 people aboard MH17 over Ukraine, with frustration as armed rebels continue to hamper access. (NYT)
    • Taiwan plane crashed near airport – 48 people died and 10 were injured when a turboprop plane crashed while landing in the Penghu Islands. (CNN)
    • Air Algerie flight crashed over Africa – A Spanish Swiftair jet leased by Algeria’s flagship carrier, which had 110 passengers and six crew members on board, crashed about an hour after taking off from Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou. (ABC)
    • Flights to Israel banned awhile – Flights to Israel were denied by several governments while heavy bombing between Israel and Palestine played out earlier this week. (CNN)
  • Turkey launches new high-speed rail – Turkey just inaugurated a high-speed train link between Istanbul and Ankara, cutting the normally seven-hour travel time to just over three hours. (BBC)

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