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Who Were the Downed Malaysia Airline Flight Victims?

In case you missed it, take a look at some of the most intriguing stories from the “Nightly News” website this week.

Nations in Mourning

The passengers of Flight MH17 came from all walks of life, all around the world. Some of the people on board were dedicated to saving lives, including one of the top AIDS researchers in the world. The majority of the victims were from the Netherlands, followed by Malaysia, a country facing the unimaginable once more.

These Are the Malaysia Airlines Flight Victims 4:31

History of Passenger Planes Shot Down

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 takes its place among the worst airline incidents in history. But this is not the first time a commercial jetliner has been shot down. At least a dozen passenger planes have been taken down by hostile means in modern history, many incidents involving the former Soviet Union.

U.S. Once Mistakenly Took Down a Commercial Plane 3:09

8-Year-Old’s Piano Concert Goes Viral

At only 8 years old, Dylan Spoering already knows what it’s like to perform before a full house. The aspiring pianist put up a handwritten sign publicizing that he was having a free concert in his front yard. A neighbor spotted the sign, created a Facebook page and by show time, hundreds of people had arrived on Dylan’s lawn to hear him play.

“Jaws” Still Makes Us Wonder if the Water Is Safe

The monster that took a big bite out of Hollywood fundamentally changed our view of the ocean forever. Decades later, “Jaws” is still a summer classic, but it has its fair share of plot holes and misconceptions. Just ask Ben and Emily Dreyfuss, whose father, Richard Dreyfuss, played Hooper in the film.

Detroit Boy Feeds Homeless

For 12-year-old Robby Eimers, the homeless men and women living on the streets of Detroit are his friends, and he’s determined to make sure they don’t go hungry. He has been passing out food, water and clothes to Detroit’s homeless for three years, originally funding his mission with birthday and Christmas money. Robby may be young, but he’s making a difference, one full stomach at a time.

Tween Serves Up a Side of Compassion With Food Program 2:48