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Singapore tells airlines to review conflict zone risk assessment

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Singapore tells airlines to review conflict zone risk assessment

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's civil aviation authority has asked airlines based in the city-state to review their risk assessment of conflict zones following the shooting down of a Ma...


Britain says has received black boxes from downed Malaysian plane

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Britain says has received black boxes from downed Malaysian plane

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it had taken delivery of two black box flight recorders recovered from MH17, the Malaysian passenger jet downed over eastern Ukraine last week."We can...

Arab rifts may complicate search for Gaza truce

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Arab rifts may complicate search for Gaza truce

DOHA/CAIRO (Reuters) - The push for a Gaza ceasefire risks becoming mired in a regional tussle for influence between conservative Arab states and Islamist-friendly governments, with rival powers compe...

Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian individuals, firms - PM

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Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian individuals, firms - PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday Kiev would impose sanctions on Russian individuals and companies who directly or indirectly support "terrorists" ...

Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

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Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation

GIGLIO ISLAND Italy (Reuters) - The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner began its journey to the scrapyard on Wednesday after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian island where it ca...

Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

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Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers should keep clear of politics, the military's new chief said on Wednesday, as rumours of a possible coup swirled in the capital after the Supreme Court declared ...

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "nat...