I noticed there's no thread yet.

On July 18th the MH17, a Boeing 777 commercial airline from Malaysia Airlines that was flying from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur was - (for now) presumably - shot down in Ukraine airspace, most likely by Ukranian seperatists. All 298 people on board died, 193 of those people were Dutch.

A link to a Dutch newssite with the current facts: link
For other sources, simply search the internet for "mh17".