25 July 2014 Last updated at 14:14

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talksAustralian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (left) speaks during a joint press conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans following a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 July 2014

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference in Sydney on 25 July 2014Australia brings asylum group ashore

A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.

People watch TV news showing Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, 22 July 2014.Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.

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