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U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on “an unimaginable scale”, with a view to holding perpetrators to account. “We are facing a terrorist … Continue reading

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Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens

KABUL (Reuters) – Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results. Under the terms of a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary … Continue reading

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Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. media that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal … Continue reading

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Fighting goes on near big Ukrainian city, Poroshenko slams Russia

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression” against … Continue reading

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McGuinness urges dissident ceasefire

31 August 2014 Last updated at 18:36 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Martin McGuinness calls for dissident republicans to call a ceasefire Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has urged dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, … Continue reading

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Iceland issues new volcano alert

31 August 2014 Last updated at 17:17 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Video of latest eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, filmed by Rob Green, University of Cambridge Iceland on Sunday issued an aviation … Continue reading

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PM may block return of UK jihadists

31 August 2014 Last updated at 13:29 The prime minister is expected to consider strengthening terrorism prevention and investigation measures British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under plans being considered by … Continue reading

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‘No apology’ over Ashya King search

31 August 2014 Last updated at 20:28 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A video clip posted on YouTube before the couple were arrested showed Mr King explaining why they had travelled to Spain Police say they … Continue reading

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Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine ‘statehood’; rebels fire on ship

MOSCOW/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on the “statehood” of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they … Continue reading

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Fiji says no word on location of UN peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) – The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued … Continue reading

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