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Russia's Internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 Internet pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement that helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.Roskomnadzor,Russia's Internet monitoring agency, said in a statement published online on Monday that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to shut down pages on Russia's leading social media website, VKontakte. The agency said the groups "propagandized the activity of Ukrainian nationalist groups," and accused them of encouraging "terrorist activity" and "participation in unsanctioned mass actions."The largest pro-demonstration group, which has more than 500,000 members, was not accessibleto users on Russian territory on Monday.While much of Russian media is state-controlled, the Internet has, so far remained largely free from censorship and has provided an active forum for anti-government criticism in country.Associated Press.

Kerry tries to reassure Iran's Gulf rivals on nuclear talks

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Kerry tries to reassure Iran's Gulf rivals on nuclear talks

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reassured Gulf Arab states on Thursday that Washington was not seeking a "grand bargain" with Iran, in reference to wider political and ...


U.N. rights boss seeks campaign to "discredit ISIL"

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U.N. rights boss seeks campaign to "discredit ISIL"

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Thursday for an international campaign to "discredit ISIL", and urged Muslims worldwide to defend their faith agains...

India's Daughter: Indian govt trying to muzzle free speech, says Leslee Udwin

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India's Daughter: Indian govt trying to muzzle free speech, says Leslee Udwin

London: Unfazed by the controversy, the British filmmaker behind the BBC documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident on Thursday accused the Indian government of trying to "muzzle free speech"...

Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

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Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit, a witness said, to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militia fighters and Iraqi soldiers trying to ...

People express outrage on Twitter making #IndiasDaughter trend nationwide

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People express outrage on Twitter making #IndiasDaughter trend nationwide

The government of India had banned the BBC documentary India's Daughter, but the BBC decided to go ahead and telecast it ahead of its scheduled time. Now the documentary is all over YouTube, and given...

Upset govt asks YouTube to take down BBC documentary

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Upset govt asks YouTube to take down BBC documentary

New Delhi: An upset government on Thursday said necessary action will be taken after BBC ignored its advice and broadcast the controversial interview of Delhi gangrape convict even as it asked video s...

Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories

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Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on Russia's borders.The exercises involve o...