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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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Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces backed by Shi’ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by … Continue reading

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Several Yemeni soldiers killed in al Qaeda attacks in south Yemen

ADEN Yemen (Reuters) – Suspected al Qaeda militants carried out two separate suicide car bombings against military locations in the south Yemen province of Shabwa on Sunday, killing several Yemeni soldiers, local officials and medical sources said. Ansar al-Sharia, al … Continue reading

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‘Urgent’ call for obesity taskforce

31 August 2014 Last updated at 03:14 Health leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England. In an open letter to the chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, … Continue reading

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