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Kuala Lumpur: Vietnamese ships and planes hunting for a missing Malaysian jetliner have found no wreckage close to where they spotted two large oil slicks. The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people disappeared off radar screens early Saturday less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. An international fleet of planes and ships has been scouring the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for signs of the plane. They spotted two oil slicks late Saturday, which authorities say might have been from the plane. Deputy transport minister Pham Quy Tieu said no wreckage had been seen in the vicinity of the slicks early Sunday, but that the search was continuing.

Australia issues arrest warrants over Syria severed head photos

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Australia issues arrest warrants over Syria severed head photos

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has issued arrest warrants for a pair of Australian citizens believed to be fighting in Syria, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Tuesday, after ima...


EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; U.S. expected to follow

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EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; U.S. expected to follow

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The European Union agreed for the first time on Tuesday to impose broad sanctions against Russian oil companies, banks and defence firms, by far the strongest inte...

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its ...

EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens

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EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The European Union agreed for the first time on Tuesday to impose broad sanctions against Russian oil companies, banks and defence firms, by far the strongest inte...

Chinese police shoot dead dozens after attack in Xinjiang

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Chinese police shoot dead dozens after attack in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news a...

Dozens killed in fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine

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Dozens killed in fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels, as Kiev pressed on with an offensive on...

U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

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U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Force...